What a tagline

To entice readers into opening an article on big business in China, the BBC uses this little tagline:

Are close business ties corrupting the Chinese Communist Party?

I was unaware that the Chinese Communist Party was a bastion of openness and fairness before business started getting involved, but if the BBC says that it’s business to blame – and not, say, a hopeless system based upon no personal liberty, economic smoke and mirrors and a culture of patronage incomparable throughout the world – then who are we to argue?

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