I am so disappointed in your quality of journalism written by Barry Petersen on the “Japan's Nonstop Amnesia” posted on April 13th 2005. The last half of the article is very biased, especially, from the part of “Let's take what historians call the "Rape of Nanjing" because that's my personal favorite for ongoing Japanese denial.”
He wrote this article to support his opinion only based on the book “Rape of Nanjing”, which is considered to be sensational but inaccurate as a historical source.
It is obvious your journalists have not researched the background and the latest information about this controversial issue. It seems like they cannot understand the Japanese language to have read the actual textbooks written about this part of history, nor comprehend and report the past Prime Ministers’ thirty-three official apologies and what the ODA is. At least, they should know that the Japanese government does not control information and does not write the actual textbooks unlike Communist China. In Japan, it is based on the American system, if they did not know it.
It would appear that this story was influenced directly from the Chinese government, could this influence be based on the writer’s career history and personal interest to distort the truth?
Journalism should be neutral and lack of opinion with the goals of integrity that do not undermine its audience. CBS is losing viewers, including my family, because of the poor and inaccurate quality of journalism.
同じ５大ネットワークでもMSNBCの記事。 China-Japan rivalry heats up 同じ日に出た記事なのに、これは上記のCBSに比べちゃんとリサーチしており、３ページにわたる分析的かつ客観的なリポートだ。今まで何もこの問題を知らなかったアメリカ人には、丁度良い第三者的な情報になっている。