Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Olympic analyst fired for insensitive remarks about Korea

Incredible that he would be unaware of how much Koreans hate the Japanese

AMERICAN TV network NBC was forced to fire one of its Olympic analysts after he inexplicably said Koreans are grateful for Japan’s role in their economic development — while ignoring the one-time imperial power’s brutalisation of the peninsula.

The network was left red-faced by the comments of former journalist Joshua Cooper Ramo, who worked as a commentator during coverage of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Japan ruled Korea with an iron fist from 1910 to 1945 in a bloody occupation that still strikes a raw nerve. Koreans around the world criticised Ramo’s remarks on social media and a petition soon circulated online.

“Every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural, technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation,” said Ramo, who sits on the board of Starbucks and FedEx while working as co-CEO of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s consulting firm.



Anonymous said...

Japan was a vicious nation for a long time.

Bird of Paradise said...

the Awful Broadcasting Company(ABC)is going gaga for N. Korea just like they did for the old USSR

Bill R. said...

NBC has really screwed the pooch, again. I'm sick and tired of the "human interest" stories. They contracted to show the games, not the rest of the garbage. If they would shut up, they might find they had time to show more competition. I have found myself turning to the Canadian or British channels. they are much better.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Just like after some robber or burglar is killed by a armed home owner the media parade the crinmals family before the cameras and a big sob story(Whine Whine Snivel Snivel)and their kid was not a crinimal just like with Micheal Brown and Trayvon Martin or they leave memorials in front of the place where their killed while commiting their crimes Bleedinghearts are Idiots