Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Non-Journalist Sighting: Betty Nguyen Goes Beyond Moron Fodder on CBS’ Early Show

By Nicholas Stix

“The tsunami destroyed the island, but it couldn’t kill the people’s spirit.” So intones, with the proper reverence, Betty Nguyen, on CBS’ Early Show today.

The Boss remarks: “So what, the people are happy, just as if the tsunami never happened?”

Nguyen went to an otherwise idyllic Pacific island, American Samoa, that got hit by a tidal wave two years ago. But it could have been any generically “exotic” South Sea island, for this was a generic story of tragedy and re-birth… or hope … or something.

Survivor is one of CBS’ biggest franchises, and a female TV “doctor” of South Asian descent had been on the other side of the island, which didn’t get hit, and so they plug her rescue efforts, real or hyped, since they get to thereby plug one of their properties, and to plug a South Asian employee, which the networks and cable stations obsessively do, these days.

Then Nguyen profiles an elderly white man living on the island, whose wife drowned in the tidal wave. According to Nguyen’s storyline and the widower, the dead wife is “everywhere” in the idyllic home they built and shared. Except that, in the real world, she’s gone, and the home is a reminder of everything he’s lost!

This is supposed to give viewers hope? This is supposed to be a happy ending? For lobotomized zombies, maybe.

And the worst of it was that Nguyen wasn’t even telling the story of that island or that man. She was reading boilerplate with the emotionally correct intonations, that could just as well have been about anywhere. All she had to do was insert the type of disaster and the place name:

“The [disaster] destroyed the [type of locale], but it couldn’t kill the people’s spirit.”

A computer program could have written the story.

So, what is a Betty Nguyen? She’s female, attractive, non-white, and must, of necessity, have the right politics.

Time was, being Asian (Nguyen is a Vietnamese name, as anyone of my generation will readily recognize, though Betty Nguyen may be half-white) didn’t generate any affirmative action points, but the Asian-American Journalists Association has been agitating for years to change that.

Following South Korean Cho Seung-Hui’s April 16, 2007 massacre of 32 students and instructors at Virginia Tech University, I spent 10-15 minutes arguing on the phone with an AAJA propagandist out in California, I believe, who insisted on referring to Asians as “people of color.” When I pointed out to her that that phrase was a euphemism for “black,” she peed on my pants through the telephone wire from over 2,000 miles away—quite a feat—in insisting that she knew no such thing.

The reason I was speaking with a race hustler flack was that AAJA was working hard, and with a good deal of success, to prevent anyone in the MSM from committing journalism, in the wake of Seung-Hui’s massacre.

In spite of having, on average, a vastly higher IQ than blacks and Hispanics, today’s professional Asians want you to know that they are just as competent as the rest of the racial socialist coalition, when it comes to punching out brain-dead boilerplate, be it for “human interest” stories, or multicultural propaganda.

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