January 04, 2008

Hi, I'm the News Journal and I'm ridiculously P.C.

From today's News Journal Police Report section:

ROBBER SOUGHT: A suspect is being sought in the Dec. 29 robbery of a Royal Farms store in Seaford. Delaware State Police said the thief entered the store at about 2:40 a.m., said he had a gun and demanded money from a clerk. The clerk backed away and called police, but not before the thief took a donation jar from the counter. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and headed toward a nearby Fran's dairy market. The thief was described as 5 feet 9 to 11 inches tall, 160 to 190 pounds and 18 to 30 years old. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweat shirt, black pants, gloves and construction boots.

Knowing that the News Journal is infected with insane political correctness, I checked WGMD's website (since the incident occurred in Sussex County) and found their report on the same incident:

State police continue to investigate a robbery that happened Saturday at the Royal Farms Store in Seaford. It was 2:40 in the morning when a guy went into the store and approached the clerk at the register. He said he had a gun and demanded cash. The clerk backed away from the counter and called 9-11. The guy then removed a donation jar from the counter, which had little bit of money in it. After taking the jar, he ran out of the store towards Fran's Dairy Market. The guy is white, about 5'9 to 5'11 and 160 to 190 pounds. He is believed to be between 18 and 30 years old and was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, gloves, black pants and construction boots.

Which news outlet is providing the better public service -- the News Journal or WGMD? Why is it so difficult to write "The guy is white," News Journal? Why do you feel it more necessary to be politically correct than assist in public safety? (Actually, it could be dubbed "anti-politically correct" since a white guy is the suspect; but let's make it even easier for the idiotic WNJ: IT'S JUST A FREAKIN' STUPID POLICY!)

Posted by Hube at January 4, 2008 04:23 PM | TrackBack

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Isn't this what we discussed as a possibility on one of your recent posts? Are they never going to list a race again? Why even bother reporting the crimes now unless they're trying to encourage people to gawk at victims?

Posted by: Paul Smith at January 4, 2008 04:51 PM

It is, Paul. However, I don't think the WNJ is entirely consistent. Yet. For example, see this relevant post.

Posted by: Hube at January 4, 2008 04:56 PM

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