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CNN reporter ignites firestorm overseas
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

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Posted By:magnante, 4/22/2014 9:32:21 AM

CNN reporter Jeanne Moos sparked outrage in New Zealand and Australia for her coverage of the visit of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge to New Zealand, for mocking the dress and customs of the Maori people who greeted the royals. It is almost inconceivable that a CNN reporter would mock the traditions of Native Americans, blacks, or other domestic minorities (and that editors would air such a report), but take them outside of their zone of PC awareness, and the inherent attitudes disguised at home come shining through.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 4/22/2014 9:43:11 AM     (No. 9819913)

I suppose, to continue the grade school humor displayed by this CNN reporter, one could point out that Jeanne´s surname of "Moos" is quite appropriate for the silly cow that she is.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Evocatus, 4/22/2014 9:43:14 AM     (No. 9819914)

This only amplifies and illustrates the courtesy of the Royal Family. They know this cultural landmarks and respect them.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Flyright, 4/22/2014 9:48:09 AM     (No. 9819919)

Must see offending video here. Such low respect and snotty attitude. Makes the royals all the more to be admired.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 4/22/2014 9:56:55 AM     (No. 9819933)

I don´t find it inconceivable at all, Mr. Lifson. CNN does it here at home, too.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: MeiDei, 4/22/2014 10:08:01 AM     (No. 9819959)

Whether you visit friend for a cup of coffee or travel outside the USA - you are a guest and should decide to be a good one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 4/22/2014 10:16:00 AM     (No. 9819975)

It is more pernicious than that. This reporter actually had no idea she was crossing a line. Lifson is correct, she would never have made these remarks about an American victim group. The lefts PC programming would have kicked in and she would have toed the line.

But the lefts PC world has no category for Maori, so no alarm bells went off and no self censorship occurred. The Maori warrior ended up in the same category as White male, or Christian or conservative. A group not officially regarded as oppressed by the Coastal elites and therefore fair game for ridicule. She was quite simply not programmed to recognize the Maori as people worthy of human dignity.

I venture that no conservative would have made this mistake, not because we are somehow superior but simply because to do so would have been the most tasteless expression of bad manners. An affront to our recognized norms of civility, especially in the context of the royal reception at which it occurred.

This is simply an example of the regimented groupthink taking over the left. The dogmatic response to social and political ideas is so robotic that when situations outside the PC bubble are encountered no civilized behavioral foundation remains to guide the acolyte through.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 4/22/2014 10:20:01 AM     (No. 9819984)

Shockingly stupid. During WWII much like our Native Americans, over 16,000 Maori fought and died alongside our Allies. A proud and brave people, worthy of respect. Moos needs to be fired, and if adults were in charge at CNN, she would be.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 4/22/2014 10:23:07 AM     (No. 9819992)

Except for the tattoos, the traditional Maori dress is very much like Sumo wrestler garb. And it´s more modest than the thong bikinis seen around beaches.

#1 correctly describes Moos. I´d add "ignorant" too.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/22/2014 10:30:39 AM     (No. 9820005)

The left are a boorish lot. They didn´t like the locals at the Olympics either. They didn´t receive their accustomed latte in bed, and had to walk places. They say they are for the little people to legitimize taking your money, which is then spent on them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: gramma b, 4/22/2014 10:47:53 AM     (No. 9820043)

I´m sorry. I hate CNN as much as much as the next person, but I thought the piece was funny. I don´t think any group is or should be immune from a little humor.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 4/22/2014 10:51:50 AM     (No. 9820058)

Insulting humor is still insulting. If you are laughing at someone, not with them, it is insulting.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: comstock, 4/22/2014 11:45:19 AM     (No. 9820191)

I´ve visited New Zealand several times as a guest speaker at computer conferences and was once treated to a powhiri. The Kiwis I met were fantastically gracious hosts and the serious reverence they displayed toward the Maori culture was apparent. I thought it best to observe and mimic their cultural sensitivities.

Ms Moos would have had a more rewarding experience had she taken the time and effort to understand what she was observing, but I suspect that is far too much to ask of a liberal, who, after all, know everything.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: spinpilot, 4/22/2014 12:01:13 PM     (No. 9820235)

CNN is a joke and so are their reporters.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: AltaD, 4/22/2014 12:03:52 PM     (No. 9820241)

The truly disturbing part of her report is the brief clip of Hillary "dancing". As for her report being insulting, all her reports are that way, Moos has one setting - snide.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: FLCracker, 4/22/2014 12:07:07 PM     (No. 9820250)

Not to mention, the Maori were about the only group who met the arriving Europeans on the offensive and pretty much fought them to a draw. Using wooden clubs.

Our task force in Afghanistan had a New Zealand contingent, with lots of Maoris as part of it.

They pronounce "Maori" as "Mary". Took some getting used to - some big guy saying, "I´m Mary!"

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Reply 16 - Posted by: harper, 4/22/2014 4:43:36 PM     (No. 9820690)

Someone must have told her that Maoris were conservative, so she naturally Palinized them.

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