An American elementary school teacher said Sunday that the United States should designate the Dokdo islets as South Korean territory.
Mark Lovmo, a teacher at a Minneapolis primary school, is now operating an independent Web site about Dokdo, which is also claimed by Japan.
According to Yonhap News, Lovmo supported his argument by saying that "Japan's 1905 incorporation of Dokdo did not follow accepted protocols, and was done almost in total secret... the Japanese made sure that Korea had no ability to dispute the claim at the time."
So I guess Americans are encouraged to write about "sensitive," "Korean" issues provided they don't take the unpopular side. HT to GI Korea, whose ROK Drop blog had the story from Yonhap a couple of days ago. He and his guest posters are right to point out the questionable journalistic standards of news agencies national newspapers who cherry-pick the opinions of a random American as if he's an authority on the matter, one qualified to speak on behalf of the US, or one representative in the least of American sentiment.