Professor McDaniel Discusses Political Attack Ads in San Francisco Newspapers

Tuesday, November 08, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER -- They may be far harsher than ones we see even in English-language media, and in many cases they represent a world that those out who can’t read Chinese seldom see — one in which our politicians sometimes take on entirely different personas. “It is probably the case that Chinese voters are the swing vote in this election,” said Jason McDaniel, a Political Science professor at San Francisco State University. A group spent exclusively on Chinese-language news station KTSF, The Epoch Times, the World Journal and Sing Tao Daily, all bastions of the Chinese press in San Francisco. McDaniel said there wasn’t much analysis of ads in different languages. “You’re more likely to see these ads in other language media because they’re less likely to be covered in English language press,” McDaniel said.