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Washington Post admits to censoring stories based on race.


CofCC.org is constantly pointing out race-based censorship in the media, and now the Washington Post is actually fessing up to doing it. A while back, the LA Times made a similar confession stating that they routinely censor information about non-white crime perpetrators “so as not to unfairly stigmatize any one ethnic group.”

From Washington Post…

Pierre also worried about hyping a story that involved race. Although The Post’s coverage on and after Sunday did not specify the racial makeup of those involved, many readers assumed they were black and offered racially insensitive online comments…

The Post should always be sensitive to overplaying stories, especially if race is involved. But the problem here was that readers last weekend couldn’t get news they desperately wanted about what police said was a massive brawl on the public transit system used daily by hundreds of thousands of people…