Like most TV and Radio host, you either love em or hate em, I happy to fall in the category of "I really like Jack". For my viewing eyes, Jack Cafferty is of the very few who does not spin in any direction. He says it like it is, which of course is h[is] opinion.
But the opinionated CNN host of Cafferty File has gotten himself into a bit of hot water over the past weekend. Thousands of Chinese Americans protested outside the CNN building located in Hollywood, calling for the firing of the long time CNN personality.
At issue are a few comments he made concerning Chinese goods. In his words:
"We continue to import their junk with the lead paint on them and the poisoned pet food and export . . . 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."
To that, Chinese protesters lined Sunset Blvd singing the Chinese Anthem and chanting for his dismissal.
I'm not sure where it is implied that he nor anyone else that speaks about the deplorable conditions set about by the Chinese "Government" has anything to do with Chinese people. Particularly those living in America and are too effected by the lack of proper care and oversite from the Chinese "Government".
But I'm not a Chinese American so I don't hear it the same way. Maybe there is some amount of validity in their anger. And there is without a doubt a great opening here for sensible constructive debate, but I find it hard to believe anyone is being won over when the Chinese National Anthem is being sung in chorus, while anger is being directed on an American street corner. Divisive counter punching is not a good offense.
Just my opinion.