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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Come and see the show! It's a dynamo!

PFP lawmaker makes a huge ass of himself for all to see!

I've had my eye on this one for a few days, and finally the truth is revealed. Taipei City councilor Wang Yu-cheng began making claims last week that several restaurants in the vicinity of Taiwan Normal University had been serving "recycled" food which had been used as funeral offerings -- food which is placed on tables with burning incense and left there for at least half a day while people pay their respects to the recently deceased.

According to an article in Sunday's China Post, Wang turned over a list of six restaurant names to the Taipei health bureau after making such broad and unsubstantiated allegations about restaurants in the Gongguan area. Upon investigation by the health bureau, three of the restaurants on the list were found to be out of business, and nothing suspicious was uncovered at the other three.

According to the China Post article, Wang became "furious" at restaurant owners' threats to protest his allegations. The article goes on to say of Wang that "He stated that, just because the health bureau could not find evidence does not mean that he lied."

At the time, I was already wondering why he couldn't provide any real evidence to back up his charges.

Well, he did have video footage of a guy riding around on a motorcycle and carrying some boxes, but even the KMT didn't fall for it.

Finally, police discovered that the man on the motorcycle was Wang's assistant, Shao Li-da, AKA "A-da." Because they didn't have "real evidence," the conspirators explained, they had to make shit up to "prove" that "somebody" was doing something "bad." They sure did a helluva job of that, with all those damn fingers pointing back at themselves.

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For many years, Wang has hosted a "Hard Copy"-type TV show which focused on Taiwan's seedy side. I often wondered how much of the footage on that show was real and how much was "reenacted," despite never being labeled as such. I won't have to wonder about that any longer. ETTV has canceled the show effective immediately, and the PFP has kicked him out.

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Wang Yu-cheng
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From now on, I think we'll have to refer to the Wang-ker as "the king of making shit up." Go cry, ya big fuckin' crybaby!
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