The Minnesota chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is asking the TV station for an explanation after a report that falsely accused a Minnesota puppy mill of sending dogs to a Chinatown meat market. The group says the story perpetuated a harmful stereotype.
The New York Post says a reporter asked a worker there if they sold "dog," but the worker thought he said "duck." Then the reporter misheard his response, thinking he said "Yes, we sell dog."
The story triggered an investigation, which turned up no evidence that anyone was selling dog meat.
Next Media Animation, an animation studio based in Taiwan, had a little fun with the story. NMA says WCCO never retracted the report; rather, they "just quietly scrubbed it from their website."