It looks like the Cows Gone Wild nonsense is beginning to gain some traction in the American media:
Police in South Korea detained more than 200 protesters Sunday who clashed with officers over the country’s decision to open its market to most U.S. beef, state media said.
The country had banned imports in 2003 amid concerns over a case of mad cow disease in the United States.
The protesters were part of a 40,000-strong crowd who had gathered in central Seoul late Saturday night. Most dispersed after midnight, but a few hundred demonstrated in downtown streets into the early morning hours of Sunday, the news agency Yonhap said.
Riot police fired water cannons and scuffled with several protesters who tried to head for the presidential palace. [CNN]
TIME magazine even found space to include a short blurb on the US beef madness as well:
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak showed no signs Sunday of dropping a plan to resume U.S. beef imports, despite nearly 40,000 people holding an anti-government protest marked by clashes between police and demonstrators.
Scattered rallies and marches continued after police fired water cannons in the pre-dawn hours and detained more than 200 people who took part in the demonstration that began Saturday night.
It was the biggest protest yet against the government’s determination to carry out an import agreement with Washington that opponents say could expose South Koreans to beef tainted with mad cow disease.
Angry South Koreans have held almost daily rallies for a month, claiming that U.S. beef is unsafe and blasting Lee for ignoring their concerns. [TIME Magazine]
This is at least a start to gain some awareness of this Cows Gone Wild nonsense in the US, but as usual with US mainstream media writing articles about Korea, they offer no analysis. Reading these articles you would think Koreans really are protesting about mad cow disease when these protests have nothing to do with beef. Everyone that has a small understanding of Korea knows this is all about stopping the US-ROK FTA and promoting anti-Americanism in Korea. The same people behind prior anti-US activities are behind this nonsense as well and this is all just part of a long trend of anti-US activity in Korea.
Likewise something else that always happens is when this trend begins to make headlines in the US then the government knows it is time to stop the protests. So if these protests begin to make more headlines in the US then expect these protests to stop in the near future.