Over on www.chinaadopttalk.com, the big buzz has been about paula zahn, resident CNN talking blond, and the segment she did on the new CCAA regulations, with a segue to some midwest radio show host calling adoptive parents of children from China 'racist'. Well, the negative feedback from the international adoption community, specifically the bloggers (you know, the people who publish on the web while in their pajamas ) was so overwhelming that cnn and zahn hastily put together a follow up segment several days later.
Representing the china adoption community were the pres. of the New
York chapter of Families with
from China and Ms. Gong, pres. of the organization of Chinese Americans.
Here is the link to info about the follow up show (aka the c.y.a. episode)
So many families emailed not only CNN, but the advertisers that sponsored the original show, that it had a huge impact ! I read about it after the fact, but would have emailed also, had I been aware of it in a timely manner!!!!!!!
to quote Don Henley (ok, he's a liberal, but his music is cool),
"...bubble headed bleach blond comes on at 5, she can tell you about the plane crash with a gleam in her eye"