Thursday, April 17, 2008

China Snubs Apology Over CNN Remarks

Does anyone give a rat's ass if the Chinese government is offended by a true statement? I know I don't.

BEIJING - China on Thursday snubbed an apology from CNN over remarks by one of its commentators as a wave of verbal assaults on foreign media raised concerns over coverage at this summer's Beijing Olympics.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu rejected CNN's explanation that commentator Jack Cafferty was referring to China's leaders — not the Chinese people — when he described them as "goons and thugs." CNN said it apologized to anyone who thought otherwise.

But Jiang said at a regularly scheduled news conference that the CNN statement lacked sincerity and instead "turned its attack on the Chinese government to try to sow division between the Chinese government and the people." (H/T - Yahoo!)

Of course, the CNN statement lacked sincerity. Have you ever seen their programming? Look, I'm no fan of CNN, and I despise Jack Cafferty - personally, I think he's a hack - but he was spot on when he referred to the Chi-Coms as goons and thugs.

Truth hurts, doesn't it, Mr. Yu?

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