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Thousands in Hollywood protest remarks from CNN's Jack Cafferty

There are 201 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 19, 2008, titled Thousands in Hollywood protest remarks from CNN's Jack Cafferty. In it, Newsday reports that:

Thousands of Chinese Americans protested outside CNN's offices in Hollywood this morning, calling for the dismissal of commentator Jack Cafferty, whose recent remarks about Chinese goods and the Beijing ...

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Brooklyn, NY

#1 Apr 19, 2008
Isn't hyprocrisy wonderful? If Jack Caferty had directed his comments towards African Americans he would have gone the way of Imus. The Rev. Al would have had his scalp. However, since there is no Chinese equivalent of Rev Al. in the US the whole thing will be swept under the rug. Even the CNN spokesman mostly poo-pooed his remarks. Otherwise, the spokesperson would have said something like "the remarks by Caferty were reprehensible and do not represent the values of CNN."


#2 Apr 19, 2008
This old piece of shit junk flesh called Cafferty must resign. He's not jealous but a racist.
Ron Zoni

Warwick, NY

#3 Apr 19, 2008
If the Chinese stopped sending junk, there wouldn't be such remarks. The Chinese do make garbage.

Waxhaw, NC

#4 Apr 19, 2008
Do you think that they will also protest the actions of this CNN perv. To bad Newsday continues to spike this story in the old Pravda method. Keep the public uninformed or misled.
This is CNN? Kinky!

CNN personality Richard Quest was busted in Central Park early yesterday with some drugs in his pocket, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, and a sex toy in his boot, law-enforcement sources said.

Quest, 46, was arrested at around 3:40 a.m. after a cop spotted him and another man inside the park near 64th Street, a police source said.

The criminal complaint against Quest said the park was closed at the time - something Quest should have known because of all the signs saying "Park Closed 1 a.m. to 6 a.m."

Quest was initially busted for loitering, the source said. Aside from the oddly configured rope, the search also turned up a sex toy inside of his boot, and a small bag of methamphetamine in his left jacket pocket.

It wasn't immediately clear what the rope was for.

The criminal complaint says the officer at the scene was able to ID the drug because of "his prior experience as a police officer in drug arrests, observation of packaging which is characteristic of this type of drug, and defendant's statements that ...'I've got some meth in my pocket.' "

He was charged with loitering and criminal possession of a controlled substance. His unusual get-up didn't lead to a lewdness charge because he wasn't exposing himself, the police source said.

Quest's unidentified companion was given a summons for not carrying any identification, the source said.

Quest's lawyer, Alan Abramson, had a much more innocuous version of events.

"Mr. Quest didn't realize that the park had a curfew," Abramson said. He was simply "returning to his hotel with friends."

At a hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court, Quest agreed to undergo six months of drug counseling in return for an "adjournment in contemplation of dismissal," which means the misdemeanor charges against him will be dropped and the case sealed if he stays out of trouble and completes his drug program.

He was released with no bail after spending most of the day behind bars.

Abramson predicted after the hearing that "the case will be dismissed." He declined to answer questions.

Quest, known for his hollering antics and stunts on the cable news network and its international counterpart, declined comment, as did a CNN spokeswoman.

On his official CNN bio, the network calls him "one of the most instantly recognizable members of the CNN team."

"He has become one of the network's highest profile presenters," and his "dynamic and distinctive style has made him a unique figure in the field of business and news broadcasting," the network's Web site says.

He was reportedly once offered a position for the English-language version of the controversial Al Jazeera network, but said he turned it down because being gay and Jewish, he didn't think it would be a good fit

Harvey, LA

#5 Apr 19, 2008
Given the amount of food, toys and goods in general that has been tainted I think his comment was accurate their products are junk. And indeed they are goons, there is no way they should treat people the way that they have been treating the people of Tibet. I really do not think he was talking about the average Chinese person I think that he was commenting about their gov and on that I agree with him. If the Chinese Americans do not have a problem with the way the Chinese gov has handled the products that have come from their country then they are part of the problem
jeff 123

Atlanta, GA

#6 Apr 19, 2008
A racist is a racist no matter what color he is. Cafferty is a racist millionare.
For Real

Boca Raton, FL

#7 Apr 19, 2008
I never see Chinese people shopping for any products or anywhere outside of their family take-out. Not only are their products cheap , but they are too.

Since: Feb 07

Hempstead, NY

#8 Apr 19, 2008
Wait a second here!!! As a Chinese-American (yes, born in this country), I feel the Chinese-Americans protesting in Hollywood are completely out of line. He was criticizing the CHINESE GOVERNMENT, NOT MAKING REMARKS ABOUT CHINESE CITIZENS!!!!! A bunch of you people have got to get your facts because THERE IS A DIFFERENCE!! Jack Cafferty was right on with those comments...has anyone been reading the news about how the Chinese government treated those poor people in Tibet?? Don't any of you think that situation was handled piss-poorly? Can anyone possibly remember this unprecedented amount of recalls of products made in China? As a Chinese-American, I've taken no offense to those comments especially when there is plenty of truth to it. You all stink to compare Cafferty to Imus which are two completely different comments!
new yorker

Smithtown, NY

#10 Apr 19, 2008
Guess the truth hurts......! JUNK is JUNK.

Personally, I'm sick of this GLOBALIZATION garbage.
Have another round

Port Washington, NY

#11 Apr 19, 2008
"Fair and balanced."
No Problem

New York, NY

#12 Apr 19, 2008
I have no problem at all at what he said, good for him for speaking the truth.
No Problem

New York, NY

#13 Apr 19, 2008
jeff 123 wrote:
A racist is a racist no matter what color he is. Cafferty is a racist millionare.
Right and since you are a redneck from Atlanta, you would know right? You couldn't spell dog if you were spotted the d and the o.
Common Sense

Hilliard, OH

#14 Apr 19, 2008
jeff 123 wrote:
A racist is a racist no matter what color he is. Cafferty is a racist millionare.
Last time I checked China was a country not a race. So what race is an American? Canadian? Frenchman?

Crap is Crap. Stop worrying about words and start worrying about the brutality the Chinese government perpetuates on their citizens.

West Nyack, NY

#16 Apr 19, 2008
As much as I find Jack to be a bitter old geezer he is absoulutely right about the Chinese leaders being thugs and goons. As for their inferior products well the fact that they are toxic and deadly to the user speaks for itself.
Cafferty is Right

Lindenhurst, NY

#18 Apr 19, 2008
I don't like Jack Cafferty or most of his commentaries. That being said: Jack Cafferty is right on the mark about China. They do make junk and their government is a bunch of thugs and goons. They are a modern day equivalent of the Nazis and the way the Communists ruthlessly and muderously maintain power is frightening. Our government should be ashamed of itself for not condemning this group every chance it gets.
Hes an A-Hole


#19 Apr 19, 2008
Cafferty is anti-white and anyone who is not black. The only race of the many in the USA, he will speak against negatively. Should he or anyone say, blacks in the inner-cities are leeches on the economy, own 55% of all forecloseures, he would be fired. He is a wemp.
Bruce Lee

Long Beach, NY

#20 Apr 19, 2008
China Sucks. We shold make a pre-emptive strike.
Bruce Lee

Long Beach, NY

#21 Apr 19, 2008
China Sucks. We should launch a pre-emptive strike.
Bruce Lee

Long Beach, NY

#22 Apr 19, 2008
China blows. We should launch a pre-emptive strike.

New Brunswick, NJ

#24 Apr 19, 2008
Cafferty has been a jerk since his channel 11 days. People are just noticing now?

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