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Saturday, January 29, 2005

Direct flights, indirect influence?

Does CNN read this blog

The first direct flights since Mao Zedong's Communists took over China occurred between Taiwan and that country today.* My wife told me some related news which was equally exciting -- that local anchor Jinny Chang of FTV reported the news for CNN. Chang normally hosts the nightly FTV English Edition.

I published an angry post on December 12, 2004 strongly suggesting that CNN "send someone who: A) can speak Chinese; B) can speak Taiwanese; C) can speak English; and D) can be a real journalist!" instead of sending that incompetent asshole Mike Chinoy to cover important events in Taiwan.

In case someone's really reading this and following my advice, I hope that Chang will replace Chinoy from now on -- especially when the story involves either China or the current opposition parties.

*NOTE: When Mao took over China in 1949, forming the People's Republic of China, neither the old China nor the PRC ruled Taiwan -- so stop implying that!
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