Chinese lawyers sue CNN over ‘goons’ remark

Basically, some Chiners got offended when CNN commentator Jack Cafferty said Chinese products were "junk," adding the remark: "They are basically the same bunch of goons and thugs they've been for the last 50 years." These comments were made in response to the recent incidents of the pet food poisonings and the lead painted toy manufacturing, but anyways check out the difference in the damages sought out between the first and second lawsuits:

"The lawyers sought the restoration of the Chinese people's reputation through publications and in the media and asked for 100 yuan ($14.31) in damages, it said." (First Lawsuit)

REF: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24273650/

"A Chinese primary school teacher and a beautician have filed a suit against CNN in New York over remarks they say insulted the Chinese people and are seeking $1.3 billion in compensation — $1 per person in China, a Hong Kong newspaper reported." (Second Lawsuit)

REF: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24286776/

In response to the Foreign Ministry's initial demand for an apology, CNN said there was no intent to cause offense and that Cafferty was offering a "strongly held" opinion of the Chinese government, not the people. CNN should have just apologized the first time. Dumbasses.

1 comment:

Sam said...

dude nice post. chinks are always taking the fall for everything.