June 21, 2006

"Ah, all those Asians look the same anyway!"

... at least to CBS News, that is.


(h/t: Instapundit.)

Posted by Hube at June 21, 2006 10:57 AM | TrackBack

Comments  (We reserve the right to edit and/or delete any comments. If your comment is blocked or won't post, e-mail us and we'll post it for you.)

This ham fisted photo shop job has urban legend written all over it.

...and the distancing will begin in 5...4...3....2...

Posted by: jason at June 21, 2006 02:20 PM

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.

Posted by: Hube at June 21, 2006 02:25 PM

Just went to CBSNews.com to check. Here's

Posted by: Hube at June 21, 2006 02:31 PM

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.

Posted by: Hube at June 21, 2006 02:34 PM

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!

Posted by: Hube at June 21, 2006 02:40 PM

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!

Posted by: dan@dan.com at June 21, 2006 08:46 PM

Jason, check out the
corrected URL.

"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.

Posted by: AnonymousOpinion at June 21, 2006 11:25 PM

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.

Posted by: bds2day at June 22, 2006 10:17 AM

AO, that's not true! We DO care about Asians. :)

Posted by: Anna Venger at June 22, 2006 06:07 PM

Post a comment

Remember personal info?