June 21, 2006
"Ah, all those Asians look the same anyway!"
... at least to CBS News, that is.
Posted by Hube at June 21, 2006 10:57 AM
This ham fisted photo shop job has urban legend written all over it.
...and the distancing will begin in 5...4...3....2...
If it is, Jase, I'll gladly post so here. But I'll need more than just your say-so. Reynolds isn't exactly quick to post such things.
Just went to CBSNews.com to check. Here's
hmmm... wonder why that got cut off. The rest of the above was "... what CBS has up now. The flag is now correct but doesn't look any "less professional" than the [very early in the morning] screen capture.
Check it, Scourge -- update from Instapundit:
UPDATE: John Kreiser of CBS emails: "Thanks for pointing out that we had the wrong flag on the story about China planning its moon mission. We goofed; we've fixed it."
Click the Instapundit link in my post to see it, since I know you won't believe me.
In your own lexicon: In Your Face! LOL!
Ok, I'll bitch at everyone here.
Jason, why reflexively defend CBS as if they could not, in fact, make such a mistake? Gaffes are made every single day in print, broadcast, and blogs. Your response seems to give some credence to the notion that there is any meaning whatsoever to this post (other than a humorous side note, which is all that anyone with a brain cell will see it as). But, not surprisingly, these posts generally come with a snarkily implicit -- or even explicit -- statement that there's some sort of freakin' meaning behind it...(see title) as if it's exposing something other than sheer carelessness.
And I will agree, Jason, that CBS needs to seriously upgrade their graphics bank. That first flag surely did look crappy and photoshopped!
Jason, check out the
"Editor's Note: A previous version of this story included a graphic of the Japanese flag instead of the Chinese flag. We regret the error."
No one cares about asians unless they've got nukes, get the PS3 before we do, or purport to have cloned people.
Now we know what CBS had Dan Rather doing (validating graphics, etc) until he left in an angry hissy fit. He could not get that right either.
AO, that's not true! We DO care about Asians. :)