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美国主流人群对CNN事件的看法！ (2008-04-18 07:49:59)
Dear Li Laoshi,
Here are some (anonymous) comments from an American friend who understands the U.S. media:
Many of us from the U.S. have been surprised to see that the comments by CNN host Jack Cafferty have created so much criticism in China. To be honest, he is not a well-known figure in the U.S., and his comments are not influential. His job is to be provocative and opinionated, so none of us were surprised that he took a strong, potentially offensive position, in his comments. But that doesn't represent the view of CNN journalists or of the American public.
Most people in America know that he was making a simplistic statement not based on fact - - and nobody would have remembered it for more than one minute if it had not become a controversy. But now it has become an incident, and so it is being repeated over and over in Chinese newspapers and online.
The U.S. is criticized very often in foreign media, particularly about the war in Iraq and the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo, Cuba. Many of those criticisms are harsh, and many of them are correct.
Europeans, our friends, often say they don't trust or respect American leaders. But, as a big, influential country, we are accustomed to this and we accept it. If we spend much time worrying about what individual commentators say about us, we would have no time for the really important things in life!
I am currently in the United States. This post is very accurate. Jack Cafferty is not an anchor. His job is to say things for shock value. So many Americans have disdain for this type of "fake" journalism.
It is just as Teacher Li says, "Confident people don't get hurt easily."
The best response to nonsense is to refuse to even dignify it with a response.
Agressive responses to simple words are not a sign of strength, but of weakness.
Just as a wife can ignore outside interference when she knows her marriage is strong, a strong nation can laugh off remarks that are obviously just a ploy for attention.
Dearest Chinese friends, China is strong!
Dont' waste time demanding apologies.
Concentrate instead on being outstanding in every way and proving how ridiculous and wrong the comments are!
All My Best From the USA!