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NBC apologizes after a Winter Olympics analyst's comments set off a firestorm
02-13-2018, 07:30 AM
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NBC apologizes after a Winter Olympics analyst's comments set off a firestorm
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/02.../23360126/

From the article:
Quote:An NBC commentator was taken off the air over some remarks he made that were deemed insensitive to Japan-South Korean relations.

The network said Joshua Cooper Ramo was dismissed after he said "every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural, technological, and economic example, has been so important to their own transformation." His comments were seen an inflammatory to many South Koreans and foreign-policy experts.

Ramo did however acknowledge that Japan "occupied Korea from 1910 to 1945."

NBC responded to the backlash in a statement to Reuters: “Joshua Cooper Ramo has completed his responsibilities for NBC in Pyeongchang, and will have no further role on our air,” an NBC spokesman told the news wire service.


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One of the side effects of the white-normative racist social caste system is that any "learned" member of the majority is automatically deemed an "expert", and they don't have to learn in depth the history and experiences of those not like themselves. To add, they don't bother to look beyond their experience. This is why for years, and to the present, white actors were just made-up to look like any other non-white ethnic group, rather than look for actors that fit the description.

The fact that the network's Asia "analyst" is not familiar with modern Korean history is another example. The mediocrity of the majority is tolerated, while anyone in of a minority group has to be over-qualified to get the same amount of respect.

It's good to see that mediocrity is no longer being tolerated.

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02-13-2018, 01:03 PM
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RE: NBC apologizes after a Winter Olympics analyst's comments set off a firestorm
Gawd, the stupidity makes you wonder why there are so many global tender spots...not. Facepalm

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