CNN Shooting And Race
April 04, 2007, 05:55 PM
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I just got an email that said

I'm not usually an ambulance chaser but a couple of media stories April 3, 2007 got my attention. First, CNN shows a video of an attempted murder in CNN's public visitation broadcasting headquarters in Atlanta. The video shows the police pointing their guns at a wounded suspect lying on the floor. The shooter is not shown except for a momentary inclusion of a raised black wrist and closed hand at the bottom of the video. Again, no mention of race by CNN commentators. cnnatlantashootinghand.jpg

Switch to stories on the internet by several local media outlets in New Orleans covering four murders on April 2, 2007 in New Orleans. Again, political correctness reigns supreme: no mention of race. You have to read between the lines— guys arrested with names like Terrell, and the Reverend Jesse Jackson complaining that Hurricane Katrina caused a lot of mental illness in New Orleans. Nice to know that hurricanes not only kill but they cause murders. But I thought the idea of a free press was to hang out our dirty underwear and elucidate problems. Then we can confront our problems. Nope. That is not the idea of a free press anymore. We need to put political correctness at the forefront of the effort to silence any news of the black crime epidemic.

I checked it out, and it seems that a man named Arthur Mann murdered his ex-girlfriend, Clara Riddles, who worked at a hotel attached to CNN headquarters. Both victim and murder were black.

One amazing thing about the racial reporting is that an early report put it this way

The Raw Story | At least 2 wounded in shooting at CNN Center complex At least two people have been wounded in a shooting that took place near the CNN Center complex in Atlanta, Georgia, the cable news channel is reporting.

"A witness who is a CNN employee saw a male shoot a black female twice at the Omni hotel, which is part of CNN Center," the cable channel reports.[emphasis added]

See, the victim is identified by race, but not the shooter. My word, they train those CNN employees well! Even when they're being shot at, they know not to say who's doing the shooting.