Chou-yi isn’t the first of his breed. A person sent me this link to an intersting old story in TT.
[quote]Lin Ruey-tu: a career made of accusations
WAR OF WORDS: The self-proclaimed `scandal-buster’ has gained fame for making headline-grabbing accusations that he often seems unable to back up
By Irene Lin
Monday, Mar 06, 2000,Page 2
Political observers in Taiwan and abroad have identified several peculiar aspects of Taiwan’s political culture since the rise of democracy in here. Among such peculiarities, one thing that stands out is the ability of certain politicians to remain popular despite having utterly lost their credibility with the media and much of the population.
Among such figures, Lin Ruey-tu (林瑞圖), a former DPP Taipei City Councilor and now an independent lawmaker, stands out, especially when his past record is taken into consideration.
“It’s sad that Taiwan has such irresponsible politicians,” said Lo Wen-chia (羅文嘉), a close aide to DPP presidential candidate Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), responding to Lin’s recent accusations against Chen and himself.
“I don’t even want to say his name,” responded one lawmaker, when asked to comment on Lin’s behavior. “This man has neither integrity nor dignity.”
Such responses are typical of people who feel Lin – a self-proclaimed “scandal buster” – doesn’t take responsibility for his own words. The harsh response is typical of Chen supporters, who have been the primary target of Lin’s assaults since 1997.
I wonder if he’s buddies with Chou-Yi.
The video I put on YouTube actually picked up a very fast comment. I believe it was, “shut the fuck up you worthless DPP.” Made me smile.
Now Chou-Yi really does have egg on his face. Apparently he admitted last night his “information” on the SOGO coupons was wrong.