Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thanks For the Tip...

China is angry at CNN's Jack Cafferty for calling the Chinese people "goons and thugs" and refering to their imports as "junk". I think that the comment has some truth, but perhaps it simply is not the right time to critisize China. They are a little testy that their Olympic Games aren't panning out so well, although I didn't realize that they were watching CNN so closely, looking for any mention of them.

What struck me is their response to Cafferty.

"Cafferty used the microphone in his hands to slander China and the Chinese people (and) seriously violated professional ethics of journalism and human conscience," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said Tuesday, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency.

She continued.

"This reflected his arrogance, ignorance and hostility towards the Chinese people, ignited indignation of Chinese (at) home and abroad and will be condemned by those who safeguard justice around the world."

Who do the Chinese think they are? Are they qualified to discuss the "professional ethics of journalism and human conscience" with anyone? And what about the comment about "those who safeguard justice around the world" should condemn this.

I would never say that America is even close to perfect, but China needs to realize where they are in line.