LOS ANGELES, April 11 (Xinhua) -- American Chinese have launched an online
campain, demanding an apology from the Cable News Network (CNN) and its
Situation Room program for insulting Chinese.
"We are truly stunned and shocked by a recent racist and hatred remark on
the Chinese people by your news commentator Jack Cafferty, " said a petition
which has won 7,614 signatures since it was posted online on Friday.
In Situation Room aired on April 9th, Cafferty charged the Chinese people
with a highly despicable assault by saying, "They (Chinese) are basically the
same bunch goons and thugs they have been in the past fifty years," according to
"It's not common to witness such a blatant discrimination against an ethnic
group of people with such a derogatory connotation in a national TV program,"
said the petition, "We believe his remark clearly exposed his hatred and bigotry
against Chinese people as a whole. Without doubt, many people feel hurt,
especially, the Chinese people, by this shameless assault."
Cafferty's hatred speech has been recorded and uploaded to Youtube. So far
the click rate is approaching 10,000, according to the petition. People from
around the world have left comments condemning his vile remark.
The petition demand for an apology from the CNN and Situation Room was
created by the Legal Immigrant Association (LIA) and written by Legal Immigrant
Association (email@example.com). This petition is hosted here at
www.PetitionOnline.com as a public service.
"As a leading organization of legal immigrants mainly comprised of people
from China, we strongly condemn Jack Cafferty's racist remarks and urge the CNN
to take immediate action against him," said the petition, "We also demand an
official apology from the CNN to all Chinese people. We would reserve our right
to take further actions on this matter."