CNN blasted for report on Asian American voters


CNN is taking some heat for its very superficial Feb. 8 report on “Anderson Cooper 360” about why Asian American Democratic voters are favoring Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama.

We’re a few days behind the news on this, but it’s generated some Internet chatter. 80-20 Initiative had a petition against CNN (sign ups are over) and got the network to include them in a program.

One of the chief complaints is they seemed to seek out the most inarticulate people to interview, most of whom didn’t speak English very well. Is that how the mainstream media views Asian Americans?

How hard would it be to do a report on Asian Americans but NOT go to Chinatown to interview people?

The report also basically said Asian Americans like Clinton because she’s white with no other analysis of other reasons she might be getting support over Obama.

Here’s a report of the criticisms at New America Media.

Here’s Angry Asian Man’s take.

And on YellowWorld.

This post can also be found on Hyphen magazine’s blog.