A reader sent in this clip from an Australian newscast last night. It begins with a short item about a lotto winner who showed up in a terrible Spider-Man costume to collect his prize, so he could remain anonymous. Pretty amusing already, but it gets better. The two anchors then share a few laughs over the eccentric guy, who happens to be Chinese, before the elder one launches into a cringe-inducing description of a Chinese person. Then watch how the other guy handles it. It feels like an episode of The Office, but it's real.

I for one would love to hear what Penny Wong, the no-nonsense Asian-Australian Labor senator who was meowed at in parliament, has to say about it. Her nuclear death stare could certainly be put to good use on this drongo.

Update:

News.com.au picked up our story and approached the newscaster, John Mangos of Sky News, for comment. He apologized today for his remarks:

"On the Paul Murray program last night I made some off-the-cuff remarks about a Chinese lottery winner...

The remarks were meant to be light-hearted and under the pressure of live TV my words were poorly chosen. In hindsight I can see they could offend and I apologise unreservedly for what I said.

I am an Australian of overseas background myself and I am sorry for causing offence to anyone."