American news network CNN apologized to China for remarks made by one of its commentators in which the Chinese were referred to as "goons" and Chinese products as "junk", Reuters reported. The comments, made by Jack Cafferty on the political program The Situation Room, prompted demands for an apology from China. CNN said that neither Cafferty nor CNN intended "to cause offence to the Chinese people." It added that Cafferty was merely offering "strongly held" opinions of the Chinese government and not its people. China has criticized several Western news organizations for providing unbalanced coverage of the recent unrest in Tibet.