Last week, the Japanese net press started to open up a Japanese dialogue about the problems with Mainichi Daily News’ WaiWai tabloid column — probably long overdue.
2-ch’s trumpet brings another wall crumbling!
I have had my share of criticisms against WaiWai over the years (see this), but I think the basic idea of translating non-mainstream news into English had a lot of promise. If they had only had a nickel’s worth of skepticism about junk tabloids or had not been so cynical to post every single clearly-fake titillating sex story, they would never have been such a backlash. You can’t be a news service and also offer shameless articles concerning “bestiality restaurants.”