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Feb 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Offer from Fox News Over Watters World Chinatown Segment Gets Luke Warm Response

Offer from Fox News Over Watters World Chinatown Segment Gets Luke Warm Response

posted by Louis Chan

Jesse WattersBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

An executive with Fox News has said the network will “consider” more Asian American guests and topics following the uproar over a segment by Jesse Watters set in Manhattan’s Chinatown on the O’Reilly Factor.

The story made comic fodder of those with limited English speaking abilities and played up … Read more

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Jan 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

posted by Randall

2016

By Ed Diokno
 
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
 
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Meet with Fox News over Offensive Chinatown Segment

Asian Americans Meet with Fox News over Offensive Chinatown Segment

posted by Randall

Watters World in ChinatownBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Two Fox News executives met with representatives of the Asian American Journalists Association and other groups in New York Tuesday.

The meeting was called in response to the huge backlash after Chinese seniors were ridiculed and several stereotypes were resurrected on a Watters’ World segment aired during The O’Reilly Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 11, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on FOX Agrees to Private Meeting over Watters’ World Report

FOX Agrees to Private Meeting over Watters’ World Report

posted by Louis Chan

Jesse WattersBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Asian American Journalists Association announced this evening that executives at Fox News have agreed to meet with them about what many considered to be a stereotype-filled report on New York’s Chinatown aired on Fox News.

Paul Cheung, President of AAJA, says the meeting will include several community and … Read more

Asian Americans

O’Reilly Says He’s ‘Proud of’ Watters as Asian Americans Demand Apology for Racist Clip

posted by Randall

Town Hall to discuss Jesse Watters story on O'Reilly Factor

By Yin Mei

Leaders in New York’s Asian American community assembled Sunday to discuss a path forward after Fox News refused to apologize for airing a racist segment by reporter Jesse Watters last Monday on The O’Reilly Factor.

 

The Watters’ clip, watched by five million viewers live and millions more online, fueled a … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on AAJA Rejects Invitation from O’Reilly Factor

AAJA Rejects Invitation from O’Reilly Factor

posted by Randall

Watters World in ChinatownBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Perhaps not interested in being a pinata for Bill O’Reilly’s follies, the Asian American Journalists Association has rejected an invitation from the O’Reilly Factor to appear on the program.

Instead the trade organization of Asian American journalists countered with an invitation of its own. They’ve invited Bill O’Reilly to … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 6, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Jesse Watters Expresses “Regret” over Chinatown Segment on O’Reilly Factor

Jesse Watters Expresses “Regret” over Chinatown Segment on O’Reilly Factor

posted by Louis Chan

Jesse WattersBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
The Asian American community appears united against the stereotype-filled segment with Chinatown residents on Fox News featuring Bill O’Reilly’s sidekick, Jesse Watters.
 
An expression of regret by Watters has not alleviated the hurt or anger.
 
Organizations ranging from the Asian American Journalists Association to APIAVote to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on What’s Next After the Oscars Diversity Controversy?

What’s Next After the Oscars Diversity Controversy?

posted by Louis Chan
#OscarSoWhite Panel at AAJA

Janet Yang, William Yu and Tamlyn Tomita (L-R) sit on the Oscars panel at the Asian American Journalists Association convention in Las Vegas

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A panel of Asian American Hollywood veterans and the creator of #StarringJohnCho campaign expressed optimism that the future is brighter for Asian American representation in Hollywood.… Read more

Blogs

Asian American Pacific Islander Presidential Forum draws crowd, but no major candidates to Vegas

posted by Randall
Gary Johnson

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is interviewed by MSNBC’s Richard Lui

By J.Tony Lino
AsAmNews Contributor

 

The most newsworthy thing about Friday’s Asian American Pacific Islander Presidential Forum in Las Vegas is that it took place.

Said to be the largest political town hall of Asian Americans, the event organized by APIAVote and focused around … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 13, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Bill Clinton Calls Trust Issue a “Load of Bull.”

Bill Clinton Calls Trust Issue a “Load of Bull.”

posted by Louis Chan
Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton speaks to a crowd of 2,000 at the AAPI Presidential Forum Photo by Corky Lee

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

Bill Clinton defended his wife Hillary on the trust issue calling the lingering controversy over the email scandal the “biggest load of bull” he’s ever heard.

The former President was one … Read more

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