November 14, 2001
(Clearwisdom.net) One day, I gave Falun Gong truth clarification literature to a Ningxia Daily staff member whom I had become acquainted with through my work. After reading them, the staff member said: "This is the way it really is. I believe it." They then told me the inside story of how a series of articles slandering Falun Gong in the Ningxia newspaper had come about.
Since the persecution of Falun Gong in China began, the newspaper leader kept accepting so-called "political tasks" from the local "6-10 office"(an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems) as well as from the Propaganda Department of the Party Central Committee. The tasks were requests to the newspaper to write false articles that slandered Falun Gong.
On one side, in order to make the articles seem believable, the newspaper leader published them in the names of several of his own reporters and journalists. This made people think that the articles were written in a collaborative fashion, thus producing a false sense of authenticity. But the journalists openly acknowledged that they didn't know any of the reporters who signed the articles. Moreover, the newspaper leader requested that everyone sign onto the articles one by one (which shows even more clearly how malicious the evil is in attempting to destroy all sentient beings).
On the other side, the newspaper leader also assigned tasks to the journalists and asked them to find some cases in which people who practiced Falun Gong incorrectly got cultivation insanity. When the journalists couldn't find any such cases, the leader told them to fabricate them, saying that these were political tasks that should be carried out using all means. In these ways, a series of malicious and fabricated articles showed up in the Ningxia Daily newspaper.
An elderly female Dafa practitioner in Ningxia province was illegally put into jail for several months simply for saying "Falun Gong caused my illnesses to be cured and I didn't have to spend any money." She wanted to appeal after she was released, and also wanted to contact a journalist from the Ningxia Daily with the hope to redress the injustices they had committed. The journalist showed sympathy to her, and when the newspaper found out, they fired him. Several hundred Dafa practitioners in Yinchuan city got involved in this matter (due to their co-signing the appeal letter).
When this journalist was fired, some of the leaders at the newspaper felt sorry about it. But some others thought it was "a good thing," since it would be good for the stability of the work unit and for their future promotional opportunities. How pitiable these people are that they don't even know their fabrications and deceits have already created such huge and unpardonable sins!
To harm people is to harm oneself. It's the principle of Heaven that good is rewarded with good, and evil is rewarded with evil. Justice has a long arm. The guilty can never escape Heaven's justice.