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China: CNN Apologizes Over Tibet Comments

May 19, 2008

By David Barboza
The New York Times
May 16, 2008

CNN apologized to China after the government strongly complained
about remarks made on April 9 by the CNN commentator Jack Cafferty.
During a broadcast that came after riots in Tibet, Mr. Cafferty said
China's leaders were "basically the same bunch of goons and thugs
they've been for the last 50 years." China demanded an apology, and
angry Chinese accused CNN of biased news coverage. An earlier apology
was rejected. But recently China's Foreign Ministry highlighted a
second apology, saying it came in a letter sent by the CNN president,
Jim Walton, to China's ambassador to the United States.
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