Rally for Beijing Olympics Protest against media distortion
Here is what
we have to say…
We are here
because we have been infuriated and sick of the biased and distorted media
coverage of the Tibet
riots. We are here because CNN and other media have chosen to use falsified
reports and a misinformed Tibet
to politicize Beijing Olympics and poured fuel on unjustified China-bashing flames.
We are here because we want the truth to be told and heard. We are here because
our voice and frustration can nowhere be represented or channeled. We are here
to protest rampant media prejudice which led to CNN anchor’s racist hatred
remarks against Chinese people.
looting and arson ran amok on the streets of any U.S. cities, would such crimes be
tolerated? Would a police crackdown not be justified? Would media still sympathize
with the violent lawbreakers? What happened in Lhasa on March 14 was NOT a peaceful protest
but violence against civilians and public safety. The Economist’s James Miles and other Western tourists from Finland and Canada
witnessed and reported the horrified crimes in Lhasa. But sadly, their candid voices have
been drowned out in a frenzied media fanfare of uncorroborated accusations and
condemns against China.
evidence to support their harsh criticism, CNN and other media repeatedly used
pictures and video clips of Nepalese and Indian police beating protesting monks
as proof of China’s brutality (please see our photo collections on-the-spot and
more on anti-cnn.com). We have been wondering loudly, where is the objectivity
and fairness CNN claims to respect? Where are the basic professional decency
and ethics of truth telling CNN and all media should cling to?
CNN and other
media have closed the eyes to the passionate support of Olympics by the Chinese people around the world while tripping over each
other in enthusiasm to shed light on all the attempts to disrupt the Olympic torch
relay, a symbol of peace and friendship. The publicized images of attacks by
“peaceful” protesters against a handicapped torch bearer in a wheelchair in Paris are not a shame to China, but a shame to all mankind
who failed to protect her. CNN’s prejudice crossed the line when its anchor,
Jack Cafferty, viciously denigrated the Chinese people as “basically the same
bunch of goons and thugs they've been for the last 50 years”, which has set off
a massive on-line petition, 102,000 strong as of April 18, to demand an apology.
Simply put, Tibet has been part of China since Yuan Dynasty for over
700 years. It’s shortsighted and blind for CNN and the media to take on cold
war mentalities and stereotyped ideological tactics to demonize a dramatically
We are here to appeal CNN and the media to stop peddling lies and distortion to
mislead the public or risk losing all credibility and trust of people.
Thank you for kindly
listening to our voice.
At Dearborn Plaza
in downtown Chicago
on April 24, 2008