Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Racism By Media On China and Chinese People Sickening

The Olympics are in China this year and the haters and racists in the media and all over the world are out in full force. Chinese Americans all over this country are enraged and angry at the insults hurled directly and indirectly at them.

I talked to many Chinese people here in the Bay Area who are upset and unhappy at the media coverage in this country and I can't blame them for being angry.

I was watching NBC broadcaster  Bob Costas interview President Bush on Sunday night and all the questions he asked were basically anti-China.  Costas questioned if China's government will ever reform and  he also mentioned other sensitive issues such as Tibet, human rights, and freedom of the press. 

Bush was very diplomatic and did not say anything negative towards China. Bush had a great time in China and never took Costas' bait and said nothing that would raise the ire of the Chinese people.

Something that will always raise their ire is the media's continued obsession with the Tibetan protesters. The Western media always covers the protests by the Tibetans but refuses to cover Chinese issues such as the CNN protest which happened a few months ago.

When a CNN broadcaster made inflammatory remarks towards China, the Bay Area Chinese community took action and organized a protest at the CNN offices.  The only media presence at the protest were Asian newspapers. I guess the Western media didn't think the protest was newsworthy enough to send any reporters to cover the protest.

The racism towards the Chinese have been going on for a long time. It seems "cool" to take shots at Asians since the media and others know there won't be any serious repercussions by doing so.

You can hear and see the racism online, in print, on television, and also on the radio. 

For example, this evening, I heard KNBR's afternoon sports show host  Tom Tolbert say the word "chinaman" on the air. That word is offensive to Asians just as the "N" word is offensive to blacks.  Anyone calling an Asian man  a Chink or Chinaman is racist. 

KNBR is a hugely popular sports station in the Bay Area and Tolbert's show in the afternoon, in which he co-hosts with Ralph Barbieri, is the most popular show on the station with the highest ratings. 

Tolbert, who was once a Warriors scrub in the 90's, then proceeded to tell us the story of the "41-year-old  Chinaman" and why the man  had to call the cops in the middle of the night at a park.

Tolbert made sure that all the listeners knew the man was Chinese.

The story was sickening and grotesque. I guess the management of KNBR  encourages him to tell such disgusting and sophomoric  stories, but they should not tolerate his racial slurs.

Another remark made by a sportscaster that has infuriated some Asians is NBC's Jim Lampley's description of the USA Basketball team's win over China on Sunday. Lampley called it a "destruction of China." 

I talked to some Asian men today at a basketball court in San Francisco,  and they told me that the slights are on purpose. Many of them feel that the media is racist and biased against Asians. 

25-year-old Eric Yang of San Francisco said that racism is something all Asians face daily. 

"We see and hear all the racism every day," Yang said. "This is why I never read the newspaper or go on CNN anymore."

"They love to discriminate against us and make us feel bad. It just makes me stronger and more proud of my culture and heritage."

"I don't know why white people are like that and have problems with us. What did we do to them? I don't understand it but I guess it makes them feel better about themselves to make fun of other races."


I can't really disagree  with Yang. Besides writing for this blog, I read a lot of newspapers and watch a lot of TV. I can totally understand why many people of color do not  trust the media.

In America,  Asian actors are not allowed to be the good guys in TVshows or in movies. There is  an unwritten  rule in Hollywood that states that there can't be an Asian hero if the actor playing the bad guy is white.  This is why Jet Li has to play the evil Asian bad guy in his new movie while Caucasian actor Brandon Fraser plays the hero. 

When was the last time you saw an Asian actor play a romantic lead in an American movie or TV show? Probably never. But we continuously see Caucasian males with "exotic" Asian females in movies, TV shows, and in commercials.  

On the other hand, you won't ever see an Asian male and white female couple in Hollywood. I guess the sexless Asian male myth is true.  Or so the media wants us to believe. 

In another controversial article, ESPN's Pat Forde wrote a story last week about how the Beijing Games are now lessened and stained because an American was stabbed to death. 

Why are the Olympics stained and lessened? They are not! Readers of the article were very offended by Forde's article and posted comments telling him to get out of China and basically ripping him. 

The death of Todd Bachman is a tragedy but Forde should be ashamed for trying  to diss the host city of the Olympics because of an isolated incident. 

All the above examples show why Asians do not trust the media. It also shows us that the media in America has a lot of work to do to regain the public's trust. These "professional" journalists and "senior" writers need to stop dissing minorities. 

I've watched the Olympics daily and enjoyed seeing the great scenery and people of China.  Their athletes are entertaining and talented.  I am very impressed with their passion, intensity, and showmanship in these Games.

I can't say anything negative about them. I guess I am not made out to be a journalist  and member of the media after all.



 



124 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey man i heard that shit yesterday too!!! I was like WTF!!!!! I never liked Tolbert anyways. Sucked as a player too!!

Alan said...

You didn't even mention Spain's racist picture with their hands on their eyes. Europeans should not get the olympics in 2012 after this. Can you imagine in 2016 in Madrid? All the fans would be making fun of the chinese contestants. Maybe China won't even show up for that to protest the racism. Yea sure, that won't happen but I guess it's not One World one Dream as they say it is.

Anonymous said...

Is the IOC Chairman from Spain? He must be emmbarassed for the idiots on his basketball team. But he still will give Madrid the Olympics since he is from Spain.

Mr.Wang said...

Good writing Dwizzle. I enjoy your articles on issues like this as much as I like your MMA news and interviews.

Anonymous said...

Costas and his snarmy attitude has got to go. Bush should have just left and tell Costas he is going back to cheering on Team USA and that he will not stand for the attacking questions.

Anonymous said...

I doubt that Tolbert used a racial slur on the air like you said because KNBR could be in hot water over that. Does anyone remember Larry Krukow's firing for calling Moises Alou a "brain dead Carribean hitter"?

KKK said...

Chinaman is not racist. Nor is Nigger.

Anonymous said...

Jet Li Kiss of the Dragon - example of an Asian actor playing a good guy over a French bad guy. I guess this doesn't count though since I think the movie was made by a black man and film was made in France.

TYA said...

Blatant racism! The day of reckoning shall come!

Anonymous said...

Racial jokes and slurs on any race or ethnicity is not funny at all. How about Yao giving Tolbert an elbow to the face or a punch to the chest? Tolbert is a clown but Ralph is a legend at KNBR

Anonymous said...

what's next? Tolbert interviewing Pau Gasol and saying he thinks nothing is wrong with his poster mocking slanted eyes? KNBR, you hit a new low. Good thing I was not listening last night... I would have been pissed off.

Angry Chinaman

Anonymous said...

What did Ralph Barbari say when Tolbert made that slur? Did he laugh too or stay quiet? Do you know what time this was? I listen to the show when I am at work for a few hours in the afternoon sometimes

Anonymous said...

The problem with Tommy T is that he sees nothing wrong with saying that word probably. What do you expect from a uneducated former jock? Shaq probably beat the brains out of him all those years in the paint that he lost his brain cells.

Anonymous said...

If he said "Asian american" then no problem. or "chinese man"

but when you say Chink or Chinaman then it is fighting words.

Anonymous said...

This article is ridiculous. You make all these claims about racism, yet you have no basis for your claims, nor do you support with actual facts. You are simply sensationalizing everything in order to draw attention to yourself and your cause. Too bad the only racist one here is you. Don't you realize that when you catergorize everyone into "color" and "non-color" you are dismissing the whole idea people having their own thoughts and opinions?

Lets go through some of your claims;
To begin, off the top of my head I can already think of one Asian Hero, and a "white" villain. Ever heard of the critically acclaimed TV show "Heroes"? Oh, sorry for debunking that idea with a whole two seconds of thought.

Lets see what else... Oh right, since I'm a person "Without color" (Weird seeing as I always thought white was a color) that must mean I'm part of this attack on Asians right? You see, while you claim that "whites" are causing this problem, you manage to just categorize people from all parts of the world into one little category regardless of nationality, religion, personal views, etc.

Was it Spain or the US who took that offensive picture? Oh wait, are the Spanish categorized with Americans as "white"? Yeah, it sure makes a lot of sense to group them into this group of "non-colors".

While I too don't agree with racism, or attacks on people based on ethnicity, I feel that in your attempt to counter what you think is racist, you've gone and done exactly what you dislike - You've categorized "America" and "Europe" into one group; "Whites", while also forgetting that neither the US nor Europe consists of only "Whites"

Anonymous said...

I agree but if he said "NiGGER" then realize he slip up, he would be fired. I don't listen to the show but there are far worst offensives on FM radio.I would like to see the punk get suspended or docked a day's pay.

Anonymous said...

D Wizzle is nothing more than a nigger with a gay blog. Nothing else to say you bitch

Anonymous said...

Leave it up to Bob Costas to make Bush seem like the good guy and sympathetic figure!

Anonymous said...

As an Asian American man, I object to Tolbert's racial slur against my race. I do enjoy Listening to the Razor and MR.T show while driving home from work. On the other hand, hearing of this matter makes me disappointed and upset. We should all send KNBR managment team e-mails and phone calls to address this.

thank you.

Andy

jon said...

I actually am a fan of the show too but this is wrong. How many Asian sports fans listen to KNBR? How many work for the station? 1, 2? Zero? I'll hod my breath for an apology.

Anonymous said...

Everyone stop being so fucking PC!!!! Who cares if some radio guy made racist remarks? It won't be the last time or the first time!!!! They do it on purpose to gain raitings and hype.

Anonymous said...

You can't suspend Tolbert or anyone on the air for that. The FCC has rules and they only apply to the use of swear words.

Anonymous said...

U want to bet? Sure, he can get suspended or fired. Racial topics never are a good thing unless you are that radio host in New York. Don Imus or something

Anonymous said...

KNBR has a new motto now - THEEEE RACIST LEADER!

Carol said...

Nice write up D Wizzle. Less MMA please and more Olympics!!

Anonymous said...

the only way that KNBR would get rid of Tolbert is if the ratings were down or the Asian media got on their case. Or if Amicees Pizza stops advertising

Anonymous said...

I really hope people would stop being so sensitive. Do you really think he meant anything bad? really? if you do then you're really just looking for attention.

Get over it.

Masi Oka said...

The guy in Heroes is from Japan. Does he even speak English?

Anonymous said...

If Pat Forde knew about this, he would have written " Knbr has been stained and lessened' LOL

Anonymous said...

Mr.T , the T stands for Tasteless

Anonymous said...

China FTW For The Win!!!!! 27 medals and counting. Yea baby!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a lot of gook bullshit to me.

DH said...

I find it funny that you deplore racism in your post and then refer to all the racists as "white people."

Good job showing your own racism

Anonymous said...

You either consider yourself American or NOT. When people see I have a Mexican surname and say "I didn't know that you are Mexican" I reply "I'm not...I'm American...born and raised". Too many immigrants that want to reap the benefits of living in America without embracing America. If you care so damn much about your heritage....you should relocate to be with your true kin, because it obviously is not here.

The most racist thing in America is the lumping of all American caucasians as one group. I cannot believe so many people hurt their ovaries over "Chinaman". How funny...no...how absurd to compare it to "Ni--er". If I were African-American I'd be pissed about the comparison. You can't even compare it to "Spic". How to tell? Go to a mall and ask a black man if he is a Ni--er. Ask a Jewish man if he's is a Kike, ask a Mexican if he is a Spic. If you are still alive after that...go ahead and ask the "Chinaman". Guaranteed the reaction is not the same.

One more thing...maybe if China did not include household pets as part of the menu there wouldn't be so much disdane towards them. How can anybody trust a society that would eat your family pet?

Anonymous said...

Excellent fuckin' article my brother!!!

Leslie said...

The comments on here by readers is just as interesting as the article. You get a mix of everything - a melting pot just like America!!! Thanks for raising the subject though.

Dre said...

I don't give a flying u no what about what a racist redneck on the radio has to say or a self absorbed and arrogant Bob Costas. Just like the chinese, i don't trust the media either. All they do is have propaganda. Don't worry, the newspaper industry is losing a zillion dollars a year. All I do is read blogs like this and independent websites. Keep up the GREAT work homie.

Anonymous said...

The most racist thing in America is the lumping of all American caucasians as one group. I cannot believe so many people hurt their ovaries over "Chinaman". How funny...no...how absurd to compare it to "Ni--er". If I were African-American I'd be pissed about the comparison. You can't even compare it to "Spic". How to tell? Go to a mall and ask a black man if he is a Ni--er. Ask a Jewish man if he's is a Kike, ask a Mexican if he is a Spic. If you are still alive after that...go ahead and ask the "Chinaman". Guaranteed the reaction is not the same.


I sincerely disagree with you. If you don't believe me, try going to the mall now and saying that shit to an Asian guy. RIP loser

Anonymous said...

This is one heckuva article! Good read!! Something u just won't find on a daily paper in the U.S. The blogsphere is full of great bloggers and writers who wouldn't have been able to voice their opinions and stories back when I was younger. All you young people, you are the future and please respect yourself and everyone you come across. The world would be a better and more peaceful world.

Anonymous said...

Where is pat forde from? Tom Tolbert played basketball and works in the Bay Area. The area is full of asians all over the place here. Don't tell me he can say such an offensive racial slur and get away with it. If he was doing radio in Vermont or Montana, sure go ahead and say chinaman or gook and no one will bat one eye. Say that in the bay area and it will not be received well.

Anonymous said...

Costas needs to stick to sports and leave politics and China alone. LEAVE CHINA ALONE!!! WHAT DID CHINA EVER DO TO U?????

Anonymous said...

I grew in the US and have US citizenship, but I have to side with China on these issues. The US media and its people, name whites, are insidious in their attempt to besmirch and denigrate a group of people. They are acting out their subconcious sense of white superiority.

As an Asian American, I come to understand that these people do not have a honest bone in their body. Their self-righteous actions are to satisfy the void they feel in a culture are devoid of any meaning.

Common Sense said...

comparing "chinaman" to "n***er" is a reach.

"chinaman" is more comparable to "colored" as it's an archaic term.

if tom tolbert referred to lebronze james as "colored", he would have definitely caught flack for that.

the razor and mr t is a clueless show. ralph only knows baseball and tom barely knows bball. the simple fact that he doesn't pay attention to college ball is a joke. he brings no sports substance to the table.

fans just appreciate him because since he used to be a pro ball player, (albeit a horrible one) the fact that he is accessible to the listeners, makes him a bay area legend

Anonymous said...

Tom TROLLbert is no bay area legend. Just a legend in his own mind. He is nothing but a big goof.

Anonymous said...

I refuse to believe that the media in America can be racist.

Anonymous said...

Here is the email to Tom's boss.

lee.hammer@cumulus.com

Rather than bitch and cry here, ask this hammer dude to hammer the loser.

This is not the first time Tom has shown his racist self. The last time was when Shaq suggested he would "chin chong wan yong" Yao Ming. Shaq apologized later, but Tom suggested there was nothing wrong with a little playground taunt.

Anonymous said...

They say things to try to hurt the Chinese because China is a world superpower while the USA is in debt and everyone is poor because of cost of living and gas prices and housing.

Anonymous said...

Lee,

I have been listening to KNBR faithfully for about twenty years.

I have always enjoyed the personalities on the shows as well as the passion that everyone exhibits for sports and entertainment.

For whatever reason, Tom Tolbert regresses back to his insensitive self every so often just to show that he can get away with these things because of his ex-NBA background. Personally, I can appreciate that he obviously did not grow up as a "China-man" so it would be tremendously hard for him to understand prejudism firsthand. Just using the tired "over-sensitive" argument is amplifying his ignorance.

I doubt you will do anything to correct the situation given Tom is a repeat offender, but I am asking all Asian Americans to boycott listening to KNBR and sending letters to the major sponsors of KNBR.

Please refer to the following GOOGLE search for some historical data.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=tom+tolbert+racist

Sincerely Yours,

Steve

Anonymous said...

Good letter Steve ... let us know if u get a reply back from Lee.

Anonymous said...

Sino-phobia and the yellow peril syndrome is very much alive today, and some of the worst offenders are democrat liberal progressives. Liberal talk show hosts on KGO talk radio sound just like right wing neocons when it comes to China. Another smear campaign equating China as facist has been launched by some American Jewish organizations and Israelis. Very alarming.

Anonymous said...

You definitely know what you are talking about sir. Alarming is the key word. I am glad the Chinese can stand on their own two feet and be proud of the Olympics and how they keep on winning medal after medal and godl after gold. The Jewish men like Tom Tolbert and others will make more racial comments but China can smile and show their Gold in response.

Anonymous said...

"I don't know why white people are like that and have problems with us. What did we do to them? I don't understand it but I guess it makes them feel better about themselves to make fun of other races."

This generalization is more racist than any of your examples of anti-Asian prejudice.

Anonymous said...

"chinaman" is just like the spanish bball team in that the intent to offend probably wasn't there. However, it was found to be offensive so an apology is in order and he shouldn't say it again - at least on air. Racist? maybe not, but IGNORANTand INSENSITIVE? - most definitely!

Anonymous said...

Costas deserves a serious beatdown too. He keeps on bringing up Joey Cheeks and how China won't let him into the country. Fuck off Costas. Someone tape his mouth so we won't have to listen to this maniac again. I guess that is what the Mute button is for!

Anonymous said...

Tolbert should not be allowed to say it on the air for sure. He can say it with friends and at the gym and in his trailer park. But NOT on the air.

NY State of Mind said...

good luck gettin an apology from Spain Pau gaol and Tommy Tolbert. They are all cut from the same cloth, Prejudiced and uneducated scumbags

Anonymous said...

Racism and ignorance is everywhere, so why don't we stop categorizing each other by color and race and start working together to fight ignorance and stupidity. By the way, why do we accept White and Black as races along with Asian? And since when did American become a race? American's are people from the America's...which isn't just the US, but also people from Canada, Mexico, Chile, etc... all part of what we call North and South America. And what about the craze in Asia for people to bleach their skin to look white? Are they no longer Chinese? Are they now White? If we are going to argue about this, then we need to get our terminology consistent otherwise we get a mess like we have here now.

Until we stop seeing this as everyone vs "White" people this crap will never end. As an earlier poster said, White isn't a race and niether is black. And neither is Asian for that matter. Technically, we have 3 races...Mongoloid, Negroid, and Caucausoid. And if you are thinking...where to the European people go...some actually fit under Mongoloid such as the people from Russia.

Anonymous said...

"In America, Asian actors are not allowed to be the good guys in TVshows or in movies. There is an unwritten rule in Hollywood that states that there can't be an Asian hero if the actor playing the bad guy is white. This is why Jet Li has to play the evil Asian bad guy in his new movie while Caucasian actor Brandon Fraser plays the hero.


When was the last time you saw an Asian actor play a romantic lead in an American movie or TV show? Probably never. But we continuously see Caucasian males with "exotic" Asian females in movies, TV shows, and in commercials.


On the other hand, you won't ever see an Asian male and white female couple in Hollywood. I guess the sexless Asian male myth is true. Or so the media wants us to believe."

Why not support these claims with a bit of research? Just off the top of my head...in "Rush Hour," Jackie Chan plays a hero and Tom Wilkinson the villian, in "Unleashed," Jet Li plays the hero and Bob Hoskins the villian and Harold and Kumar both end up with non-Asian love interests.

Anonymous said...

maybe if the people's republic of china or PRC wasn't such a effed up country. and i say that not cuz i hate the people of the PRC but i do hate the government. let's see some of you loyal Chinese supporters go walk into tiannamen square and start denouncing the communist oppressors. see how long you stay alive.

go try to have 2 children.

try to do anything that the government over there doesn't want you to.

justify your self as Chinese but don't get upset with costas or anybody else in the media or the world calling a civil rights abusing bully nation a civil rights abusing nation.

p.s. those gymnasts are like 12... and the usa could win every medal there is if we stole children from there families when they were 3 to 4 years old. just to boost the self esteem of a morally decrepit and bankrupt nation.

p.p.s. are you from china? are you a man? then you are a Chinaman. stop sniveling. By the way blogger.com spell check said that chinaman is incorrect that the C should be capitalized. go write a letter to Google.

Anonymous said...

The problem that a lot of people don't realize (on both sides) is that non-asian people (characterized by most writers here as white) don't realize they're being racist. A lot of older people just weren't raised with the same things we are taught today in schools, and they just don't have that internal programming that tells them this sort of thing is unacceptable. Some words just don't cause them to instinctively jump, like it might you or me. It doesn't justify it, but perhaps it can allow a few people who would otherwise get very upset just blow them off as ignorant and forget about them. I don't view Asians as racism free, nor blacks nor whites nor anybody. You could argue that Asian families are likely to punish their kids physically. That doesn't mean they don't love their kids, it's just that they were brought up with a different set of instructions, that by most of todays standards are deemed inappropriate. It's pretty tough to stop the back and forth that goes on between different races and cultures because, surprise! People are different, and are never going to be identical. But you can start by shrugging off the stupid stuff the people do, and trying to embrace the good and enjoy our differences.

Theo said...

"In America, Asian actors are not allowed to be the good guys in TVshows or in movies. There is an unwritten rule in Hollywood that states that there can't be an Asian hero if the actor playing the bad guy is white. This is why Jet Li has to play the evil Asian bad guy in his new movie while Caucasian actor Brandon Fraser plays the hero.


When was the last time you saw an Asian actor play a romantic lead in an American movie or TV show? Probably never. But we continuously see Caucasian males with "exotic" Asian females in movies, TV shows, and in commercials.


On the other hand, you won't ever see an Asian male and white female couple in Hollywood. I guess the sexless Asian male myth is true. Or so the media wants us to believe."

Why not support these claims with a bit of research? Just off the top of my head...in "Rush Hour," Jackie Chan plays a hero and Tom Wilkinson the villian, in "Unleashed," Jet Li plays the hero and Bob Hoskins the villian and Harold and Kumar both end up with non-Asian love interests.

Someone reported that the directors in those movies were non American. I think it was last name of Fuqua but not sure. Harold and Kumar movie came out of left field. That is why it was praised and promoted by all the AA sites.

Anonymous said...

Thoughtful article.

Mainstream media and its followers: Narcissists of no thinking capacity ever hungry for spot light.

Anonymous said...

I am a "white" chick and here is my addition to this discussion. I've seen and heard Asian people made fun of by my ex-boyfriend and his friends and It has upset me before. I respect the Asian community a lot and have Asian co workers who I consider friends. I don't understand why people are so ruthless with their insults towards anyone non-white. I don't want people to think all white people are racist because we certainly are not but I agree there are a lot of bad apples out there. If it is not racism then it sure is ignorance coming out of mouths. I apologize for all the discrimination that African Americans and Asians have suffered and continue to suffer. D wizzle - the "media" is racist. Media are people just like the rest of us and the only thing different is they get to write about their opinions for the world to see. Who made them God?

Anonymous said...

Theo:

Who is "someone?" That's the point. Always substantiate your claims.

I can't believe I'm going to do this but:

"Rush Hour" was directed by Brett Ratner and distributed by New Line Cinema, "Unleashed" was directed by Louis Leterrier (French) and distributed by Universal, and while they are "out of left field" and should be praised, the Harold and Kumar films were written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.

And just so you know, "Anton Fuqua" was born in Pennsyvania.

If you make a point, back it up with a few examples.

Anonymous said...

Fuqua also did Training Day. He is black

Anonymous said...

China has more gold medals than any other country. This is why the americans are angry. I am enjoying watching and reading the anti-China propaganda started by the american media. This means that China winning is getting to americans like the USSR did 30 years ago. The new EVI empire is China!!

Vlad said...

Sure China has problems. Lots of them!! But America has no problems. NONE. They are perfect.

"America has no problems" - George Bush

Anonymous said...

This article is more Media Propaganda then anything you "cite". The difference between blogs like this and actual media, is any hack can write a blog without facts or an education. Perfect example here.

And how is pointing out China's human rights abuses racism??? China's racism towards the Tibetan people I guess you believe is acceptable. This jingoistic attitude is perfectly fine if it fits your race - how convenient. But don't mention it, cause that is racism. bad, bad "white" media.

Anonymous said...

Who paid D Wizzle to write this article? D Wizzle and the Chinese government are in cahoots. Just like Tucker and Jackie Chan in Rush Hour. Figures that a nigger and a chinaman join up to fight the good fight right? Go to hell.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for all you people who live in usa. and suffer under the government run by a fool. My country is way better than usa. We have jobs, no war, and don't have every single country in the world hating us!

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for us Americans. We aren't taken from our parents at a young age and told what we will be doing for the rest of our lives. We have to choose our own career. We have to choose how many kids we want instead of being told we can only have one.

We can protest our own government without being killed. We can even search for anything on the internet without the government blocking it. We have a vote and an opinion into our futures and our government and our way of life. I hate all this damn freedom. Someone please oppress me.

Anonymous said...

If you ask the people in China how they feel, they will tell you a whole different story than what you hear from CNN and Fox News. Media propaganda at its best. Self serving hacks

Anonymous said...

Why not support these claims with a bit of research? Just off the top of my head...in "Rush Hour," Jackie Chan plays a hero and Tom Wilkinson the villian, in "Unleashed," Jet Li plays the hero and Bob Hoskins the villian and Harold and Kumar both end up with non-Asian love interests.

jackie chan is the exception
unleashed or danny the dog is and australian film

Anonymous said...

I would think you want to say how much you love china. Always good to do in a communist country where everything you do and say in monitored. It sure beats speaking your mind and having you family killed.
Also if you don't know better, don't know what true freedom is, are sheltered from seeing the human rights abuses on your own people, then living in a big city like Beijing and seeing the new shiny buildings must be amazing.

Anonymous said...

And you waste your time blogging this stuff. How can you possibly sit for that long to write so much when your cornhole is hurt. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

This joker "D Wizzle"'s reporting on Tom Tolbert's comment is completely taken out of context and totally told to sensationalize his point of view. Not to mention Tom immediately realized he made a mistake and apologized for saying that right away.

Anonymous said...

crackers are racist. what else is new.

Anonymous said...

anther instance of a white man with an inadequacy complex.

Anonymous said...

If someone from Ireland is called an Irishman, and someone from England is called an Englishman, why can't someone from China be called a Chinaman?

Anonymous said...

Anybody ever see the Guru, the main character, an Indian man played by Jimi Mistry, has relationships with two white women, Marissa Tomei and Heather Graham, both of whom are white. Also, please include in your "blog" the whole story, such as the fact that Tolbert immediately apologized for the comment.

TreeHuggingHippy said...

Stop the racism!!! Don't hate, congregate.

Anonymous said...

You crackas are funny!! Go back to Europe!!

Anonymous said...

You are an idiot. Tolbert is awesome. He apologized right after he said it, but you didn't bother to write about that. Just another self-absorbed social nitwit who, instead of getting a real life, pretends to have one in cyber space. You are a sad, pathetic human being.

Anonymous said...

I can understand the resentment coming from white males. Chinese already have the advantage in IQ and now are getting rich and beating whites athletically. that's gotta be emasculating.

Anonymous said...

it's so very emasculating losing in synchronized diving. I feel like less than a man.

Seriously, I can't believe the Chinese aren't winning more. When you're taken from your family at 3 years old and told what your career will be. With a population that size, these "training centers" must have thousands (millions?) of people for each sport. Surely 1 of these people training their whole life has to rise to the top.

Sure they'll win their share of diving and gymnastics. But with this type of life, they should be dominating track and field, swimming, and any other real sport. Not just the ones that are judged.

Anonymous said...

Tolbert was horrible with the Warriors and horrible on the radio. Some things never change.

Anonymous said...

Tolbert is ignorant and so are his listeners. I guess these clowns are here to keep it entertaining.

Anonymous said...

Terrible Tom Tolbert should be canned!!!

Anonymous said...

Tolbert and his listeners were making fun of u all afternoon on his radio station. He didn't appreciate u calling him out. I have always respected your writing and hope u continue to write insightful stories. Looking foward to your football analysis next month.

Anonymous said...

Tommy gonna get KITTTTTTEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Anonymous said...

I want to see D Wizzle and Tolbert together in the cage. Heck, I'd pay to see that happen.

Anonymous said...

are you a chinaman?

Anonymous said...

I was a fan of Tollberts back when he was a Warrior but after hearing this, man fuck that redneck. I don't listen to him or KNBR at all anymore anyways

WAR YAO said...

Yao Ming and Mr.T in the cage would be better. Mr. T would be begging for mercy and apologizing to all the millions of Asians he offended and Yao will put a thumbs down sign, grab him by the throat like Kane and slam him through the cage and into the mat. WAR YAO MING WAR CHINA!!!

Next Door Cube said...

All the do is hate because they are jealous. I work in an office where we all talk about the olympics in the morning and at lunch and trust me, they hate China!! I'm not going to say anything when they talk about Tibet which rubs this Asian American the wrong way BUT I will just smile and nod. No need for office drama.

Anonymous said...

Amazing how so many people can look the other way and even defend genocide and human rights abuses, but be offended but a word.

The idiots shouting derogatory remarks on here you can dismiss as ignorant. As someone of Chinese descent, I'm offended by "my people" ignoring and even excusing these atrocities.

Seriously gain some perspective.

Let's celebrate our differences and celebrate our commonalities, not try to pick each other apart or put each other down. Diversity is what America is all about. It is the land of opportunity, where you can choose and find your own success.

Anonymous said...

not to be a dick but if the chinese oppresivement actually cared about the people in china then when that earthquake hit there would have been 1/4 of the deaths. america has the northridge quake and the bay area quake and decide to try and regulate how buildings are designed and built. to prevent the thousands of deaths seen in these 3rd world countries like Mexico, Iran, and CHINA. omg you have a billion people!!! wow. so fricking what. it doesnt make you a superpower. if it wasnt for "whites", "crackers", and "capitalists", china would still be using bows and arrows and fending off the mongol hordes (by the way you guys are mongrel mongols). dont take a high road when you really dont even have a road to walk down. why dont you go kill some late term fetuses, kill some tibetans, and kill some dissenters, and feel better about your ignorant sheep like selfs. i pray for the day that the people of china pull their heads out of their collective sand piles (who can afford boxes?)and overthrow the fat old men who have nothing better to do then kill, rape, persecute, and demoralize the innocent masses.

Anonymous said...

"maybe if the people's republic of china or PRC wasn't such a effed up country. and i say that not cuz i hate the people of the PRC but i do hate the government. let's see some of you loyal Chinese supporters go walk into tiannamen square and start denouncing the communist oppressors. see how long you stay alive.

go try to have 2 children.

try to do anything that the government over there doesn't want you to.

justify your self as Chinese but don't get upset with costas or anybody else in the media or the world calling a civil rights abusing bully nation a civil rights abusing nation.

p.s. those gymnasts are like 12... and the usa could win every medal there is if we stole children from there families when they were 3 to 4 years old. just to boost the self esteem of a morally decrepit and bankrupt nation."

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You, my friend, are one ignorant wanker! I think a lot of you people out there have NO IDEA what it's like in China. Seriously, you guys are as easily swayed by the sensationalism in the western media the Chinese are by the Chinese media.

I'm an Australian and I have been living in China for the past 5 years and I can tell you that China is not the F'd up country that you claim it is. Ok, Fair enough, if you went Tian An men and started shouting things out about the Gov. and what they did, I'm sure it wouldn't go down too well. But the whole 2 children thing...man, that's a great idea! If you had a country with a population as large as China's, you'd have to do the same thing. The only thing that really happens to families that have more than one child is they get slapped with a fine...that's all. They don't get flogged or killed or anything like that.

In the 5 years that I have been living here I have already seen a HUGE difference in the amount of freedoms that Chinese people now possess, and it's only going to get better and better. With the younger generations of Chinese people coming up i think China is going to change dramatically, in a good way, in the next 20 odd years!

In regards to the 'racist' comment i don't think 'Chink' and 'Chinaman' are in the same league. Chink is definitely racist, Chinaman on the hand, at least in the contexts I've heard it used, is not. To me it just means "Man from China". I think a lot of people these days are WAY to PC.

The gymnasts aren't under age either. People over here, and in my opinion, Asians in general, age completely differently to us. I think a lot of Western/Foreign countries are just getting pissed off because they see China as a weak, underdeveloped country and they think that their country shouldn't be losing to them. The Chinese work hard though, mate, and there is no debating how well they have done in this Olympics. Next time you guys wanna rag on the Chinese or any other race/nationality, make sure you know what you're talking about. No country or their government is perfect, they're all corrupt in some way, and if you believe otherwise I think you're very naive and ignorant.

Seriously guys, cut China some slack. It is actually a cool place.

Anonymous said...

Down with Tolbert and his croonies!

Anonymous said...

Can't we all just get along?

Anonymous said...

Jewish whisper campaigns
against china

http://www.huffingtonpost.com
/david-flumenbaum/scandal-of-the-
ages-docum_b_118842.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
andy-borowitz/chinas-gold-medals-
found_b_118664.html

http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=4049

http://uriltzedek.webnode.com/
news/uri-ltzedek-fights-for-tibet2/

enough maligning of china
http://www.forward.com/
articles/13232/

Danny Brown said...

You need to do a little bit more research on some of your points.

1. "In America, Asian actors are not allowed to be the good guys in TV shows or in movies. There is an unwritten rule in Hollywood that states that there can't be an Asian hero if the actor playing the bad guy is white." Right... that's why Sammo Hung and Kelly Hu made such an impact in Martial Law? Or Jackie Chan and Jet Li played good guys in the likes of "Unleashed (AKA "Danny the Dog"), "Rush Hour", "Shanghai Noon" and more?

2. "The Western media always covers the protests by the Tibetans but refuses to cover Chinese issues such as the CNN protest which happened a few months ago." There's a MASSIVE difference between a protest at a TV station and the systematic destruction and dictatorship over a whole people.

You confuse racism with moral outrage at human rights. When China opens up to the rest of the world and isn't so secretive about the plight of their villagers outwith the main Chinese economic centers, or their political prisoners, THEN the Western media will probably stop "this obsession".

Get a grip...

http://pressreleaseprblog.com/2008/08/14/the-beijing-olympics-and-lessons-in-bad-pr/

Anonymous said...

Dwizzle likes to suck dick and he should suck Tolberts cock.

Anonymous said...

America is the biggest cheaters on the earth. they also have the most money for sports. if they 're getting their asses kicked by a developing nation they really should start wearing skirts.

bitches need to stop whining and all that resentment toward Chinese people. they just need to accept their inferiority with dignity.

Anonymous said...

anyone notice Bob Costa's fake looking face? He must've been botoxed 5 times over due to pressure to "save face" or be replaced by more attractive and fresh faces.

Anonymous said...

What about Jackie Chan?

Hes definitely played in lots of "good guy" roles.

Rush Hour, The Tuxedo....

I do agree with the media though. They are anti-China and maybe its because they're communists!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Costas is a pansy! He's probably had a lot of jobs done on himself... botox, face lifts, tummy tucks, god knows what else. He's got a mangina too I bet.

Anonymous said...

If they were that young of an age like 12 or 13, well then the US folks got beat by some fkin kids! Some fkin kids I said. That is outright embarrassing!

And Shawn Johnson ain't 16. She doesn't look a day over 13. Give me a fkin break!

Anonymous said...

i don't think Tolbert meant what he said and plus, if your a loyal listener of KNBR you would have known by now and put on a new blog that Tolbert apologgize. You need to get your facts straight. i've read a few of your blogs on going to giants game and how nothin in the ballpark makes you happy. Stop being a hater, its not healthy!

Anonymous said...

i don't think Tolbert meant what he said and plus, if your a loyal listener of KNBR you would have known by now and put on a new blog that Tolbert apologgize. You need to get your facts straight. i've read a few of your blogs on going to giants game and how nothin in the ballpark makes you happy. Stop being a hater, its not healthy!

Anonymous said...

Tom Tolbert and his callers are losers and immature. Who has time to call a sports show in the middle of the day? If he did say "chinaman " on the air as was reported, then he should be fired ASAP. I am not surprised since KNBR hired that Kruker guy also who left after calling Moises Alou a "brain dead carribean hiter". Looks like nothing has changed at KNBR.

Anonymous said...

Tolbert sucks! KNBR sucks! Stay Angry!

Anonymous said...

++++ Thank you for standing up against US racism+++

I was a Chinese student twenty years ago, coming to this country with high admiration for almost anything of USA. But after years of real life in US, the reality sinks in. The US racism is rampant and vicious, especially of those against the Chinese, and the Chinese-Americans in particular.

The vicious attack on the girl who lip-sings in Opening ceremony is one of the latest example. The US, UK, and almost all Anglo-Saxon media immediately jumped on the issue, working hard to make a mountain out of a molehill.

What is all the fuss about? ! One of three girls, featured in ceremony, was flying in mid air with flying kites. Would you be offended if I reveal to you that girl was not actually flying but was suspended by wires ?

China has tradition treating guests with the best they have, and with all they have. An example is a dinner table full of the best dishes after hours of hours of preparations. This called respect. After living in America, and experience racism first hand, I found myself fully prepared to serve a McDonald burger to the US or an European guest coming afar!

One cute face plus one beautiful voice would be an ideal. But realty endorses a being with only one, oftentimes none. Should Chinese movie goers feel offended had they known the Hollywood stars in the movie they see have had their faces lifted, and repeatedly ? Why don’t the world-wide audience rise in arms since the heroic acts by American movie stars are actually mimed by stuntman ?

Thank you for your honesty and integrity on the issue of American racism.
I admire your courage to post this.

Anonymous said...

Nice write up Dwizzle. I bet you wrote that last comment just to pat yourself in the ass you asshole. Who cares if Tolbert called Chinese people racist names? Nobody cares about you or the damn chinese. I admit it was racist but who cares? It is not like Bob Costas or someone big said it on national tv but a nobody from a local sports station said it. Let it go and stop bitching about crap like this.

Anonymous said...

Bob Cocktas is one of the slimiest anchors in NBC history. Glad to know someone is taking shots at him and not sucking the lil cocktas's balls like everyone else.

Anonymous said...

I will never listen to KNBR or 1050 ever again. I emailed Tolbert's boss and did not get a reply back. They don't care about chinese people.

Anonymous said...

Nice job Dwizzle. The guy who said "who care damn chinese ..." is racist. And I don't know why he think "white color" will better than any other color? Look how many "black" people won Gold medal for this country. Look how many Gold medal "Yellow" people won. You are just a peace of shit and white trash.

Anonymous said...

KKKBR THEEE Racist Leader. Tolbert is a bitch and so is Lee Hammer for not firing him.

Anonymous said...

KNBR is a racist organization with no full time Asian employees or interns. They had one asian producer a few years ago and hired one Asian intern a few years ago too, a short chinese guy. You know what you are talking about homie.

BOYCOTT ZIONISM! said...

EMAIL AND BOYCOTT THESE RACIST HATERS!!!

Stop watching the Jewish media!

What a bunch of sore losers!!!

NBA OG said...

Tom Oldbert is just a 12th man in the NBA back in the late 1980s and carried Sean Elliot's jockstrap at U of A. He wished he had the success of Jud bushler in the NBA which is not saying much.

Anonymous said...

I got an idea for a new slogan for the KNBR afternoon show - The Razor and The Racist!!!! How apropro!!!

Anonymous said...

As a "typical" Chinese,I have never trusted the CNN and those guys who claim the authority of news,for truce and neutrality already mean nothing to them.Of cource I don't trust cctv and the other local media ,for they are just the voice of rulers.The good news is ,that we have net.
I have to admitt that in my country people have discrimination too,but we are humble,we always try to find other people or races' good qualities ,to compare ,and to learn.
Sometimes I think your discriminations are something stupid, at least not wise.To pursuade people that a competitor is stupid, that's what they are doing, it seems to be easy and popular,but it will cause great trouble in both sides, and even more trouble in yourselves,in the future.

Anonymous said...

The reason why there are all these slurs is cause they are SCARED of China.

We are the next superpower - the US is the next dunghole.

Let's not forget who owns Hollywood and the TV networks - JEWS: not exactly hard to find targets are they ? with their noses et all.

Lampley is a Jew himself.

C4C