#1 Fox News Host Expresses Regret Over Controversial Chinatown Segment by Cincinnatus 06.10.2016 15:39

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Fox News host Jesse Watters said he had “regret” Wednesday over a segment on “The O’Reilly Factor” that drew accusations of racism due to its portrayal of Chinese-Americans.

“My man-on-the-street interviews are meant to be taken as tongue-in-cheek and I regret if anyone found offense,” he wrote in the non-apology. “As a political humorist, the Chinatown segment was intended to be a light piece, as all Watters World segments are.”

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Watters asked random passers by political questions such as “Do you like Donald Trump?” and “Who you going to vote for?” but also other questions like “Is it the year of the dragon…rabbit?” and “Do they call Chinese food in China just food?”

Towards the end of the segment, Watters abandons questioning around the presidential election and instead visits a karate dojo, swings some nunchuks and receives a foot massage.

Many Asian-Americans reacted with disgust to the segment, and the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has demanded an apology, calling it “rude, offensive, mocking, derogatory and damaging.”

“We should be far beyond tired, racist stereotypes and targeting an ethnic group for humiliation and objectification on the basis of their race. Sadly, Fox News proves it has a long way to go in reporting on communities of color in a respectful and fair manner,” AAJA president Paul Cheung said.

Fox News labelled the segment “hilarious” on its website and Bill O’Reilly defended the bit, seeming to know that it would draw controversy.

“It’s gentle fun, so I know we’re going to get letters — inevitable,” O’Reilly said.



http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/fox-new...ocid=spartandhp

Why apologize? Just state it was a piece of theatre and tell your critics to shove it.

#2 RE: Fox News Host Expresses Regret Over Controversial Chinatown Segment by ThirstyMan 06.10.2016 21:21

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #1

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Fox News host Jesse Watters said he had “regret” Wednesday over a segment on “The O’Reilly Factor” that drew accusations of racism due to its portrayal of Chinese-Americans.

“My man-on-the-street interviews are meant to be taken as tongue-in-cheek and I regret if anyone found offense,” he wrote in the non-apology. “As a political humorist, the Chinatown segment was intended to be a light piece, as all Watters World segments are.”

[snip]

Watters asked random passers by political questions such as “Do you like Donald Trump?” and “Who you going to vote for?” but also other questions like “Is it the year of the dragon…rabbit?” and “Do they call Chinese food in China just food?”

Towards the end of the segment, Watters abandons questioning around the presidential election and instead visits a karate dojo, swings some nunchuks and receives a foot massage.

Many Asian-Americans reacted with disgust to the segment, and the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has demanded an apology, calling it “rude, offensive, mocking, derogatory and damaging.”

“We should be far beyond tired, racist stereotypes and targeting an ethnic group for humiliation and objectification on the basis of their race. Sadly, Fox News proves it has a long way to go in reporting on communities of color in a respectful and fair manner,” AAJA president Paul Cheung said.

Fox News labelled the segment “hilarious” on its website and Bill O’Reilly defended the bit, seeming to know that it would draw controversy.

“It’s gentle fun, so I know we’re going to get letters — inevitable,” O’Reilly said.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/fox-new...ocid=spartandhp

Why apologize? Just state it was a piece of theatre and tell your critics to shove it.



Yeah, trotting out that quasi-apology everytime someone says they're offended leaves us afraid to joke and laugh at each other. Even when it's obvious that some cultures have some odd traits that are pretty damn FUNNY to the rest of us!!!!

#3 RE: Fox News Host Expresses Regret Over Controversial Chinatown Segment by algernonpj 07.10.2016 14:42

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