Search Results for: Jon Funabiki

Apr 20 2009

Index: A

—————— Aarons, Leroy Beyond balance: thorough coverage of gay controversies is still the exception (Ott), 1-2/02;27 Abbas, Mahmoud Nixed signals [when Hamas hinted at peace, U.S. media didn’t take the message] (Ackerman), 9-10/06;10 ABC. see also Nightline ABC does “something useful” [programs on poor children], 11-12/91;19 ABC erased protesters [at the Oscars], 6/99up;3 ABC News goes for the gold, 9/92;16 ABC’s 1984 cover-up for the gipper, 3-4/90;15 ABC’s antiwar “reality check”: world news tonight minimizes support for withdrawal (Hart and Naureckas), 10/05up;4 ABC’s military analyst calls for “excessive force”: CSIS’s cordesman advocates brutality against Palestinians (Ackerman), 1-2/01;23 ABC’s one-color TV, […]

Jul 1 1992

‘Asian Invasion’ Cliches Recall Wartime Propaganda

A 1943 San Francisco Examiner cartoon depicted Japanese-American men, drawn with huge buck teeth and thick eyeglasses, crossing their fingers as they recited the pledge of allegiance in a World War II concentration camp. The caption explained that “most of the Japs” crossed their fingers during the pledge—as a justification for why 120,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of them U.S.-born citizens, had to be confined. The cartoon is a frightening reminder of how the news media can whip up racism. Fifty years later, the media are still promoting stereotypes and fears of a different kind of “Asian Invasion.” Whether […]