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    Question the mother of all dead horse topics

    Leaving aside the whole point that very few people in the Chinese government understand, are willing to understand, or even want to understand how the media actually functions outside of PRCthe mother of all dead horse topicsThere is this blissful piece of ineffable twaddle:
    What does the mother of all dead horse topics mean? Thanks.

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    We need more context to be sure how it is meant. "Dead horse" means futility, as in "flogging a dead horse" means you can't hit a dead horse to make him move. "Mother of all" is an arabic phrase made popular by Saddam Hussein when he promised Bush "the mother of all battles". So your phrase means the maximum of futility (in trying to get the Chinese government to understand Western media).

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    Default Re: the mother of all dead horse topics

    Jottings from the Granite Studio

    Here's the source. The first blog of this website.

    Thank you for your help.

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