Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Complaint Filed to FCC

I was appalled by racism, hatred remarks towards Chinese population made by CNN commentator Jack Cafferty on air. In CNN 'Situation Room' aired on April 9, 2008, Cafferty called on Chinese 'They (Chinese) are basically the same bunch of Goons and thugs they have been in the past fifty years.' <transcript as posted on CNN official website> Racial hatred remarks in this scale hadn't been heard from major networks for at least 60 years as far as memory serves, not even in the dark era proceeded the twilight of the civil right movement.

I hereby request FCC to take immediate and resolute action against CNN for using public mass media to spread racial hatred messages. I also request FCC to take immediate and resolute action against Comcast for allowing message of nature of racial hatred to be carried through their cables to millions of TVs, including the TV in my living room.

Date of Program: April 09,2008
Time of Program: 6PM US EDT
Network: CNN
Call Sign, Channel OR Frequency of the station on which you viewed/heard the material: CNN
City and State Where Program Was Viewed/Heard: Beijing, China
Name of Program or DJ/Personality/Song/Film: “The Situation Room”/ Jack Cafferty

A complaint can be filed by clicking here.

Jack Cafferty “Well, I don't know if China is any different, but our relationship with China is certainly different. We're in hawk to the Chinese up to our eyeballs because of the war in Iraq, for one thing. They're holding hundreds of billions of dollars worth of our paper. We also are running hundred of billions of dollars worth of trade deficits with them, as we continue to import their junk with the lead paint on them and the poisoned pet food and export, you know, jobs to places where you can pay workers a dollar a month to turn out the stuff that we're buying from Wal-Mart. So I think our relationship with China has certainly changed. I think they're basically the same bunch of goons and thugs they've been for the last 50 years.”

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