February 27, 2010

The News Journal discovers race -- in certain instances

Headline in today's Wilmington News Journal: "Delaware police: Officers cleared after bar fight." The sub-header says "Details 'unclear' in altercation that broke nose of black patron."

Wait -- black patron? Not just ... a patron? Is this the same News Journal that, no matter what, won't publish the race of a wanted criminal? Yet, somehow it's ... politically correct to mention race when it's about exonerated [off-duty] police officers in a bar fight story involving an alleged [black] victim?

Interesting priorities there, News Journal.

Posted by Hube at February 27, 2010 08:28 AM | TrackBack

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what a rag! used to buy it almost daily...then only on weekends...then only sunday....now on rare occasion only...it just got so disgustingly politically correct and ridiculous...now just flip by occassionally online to it when a local story of interest pops up....so ridiculous.

Posted by: cardinals fan at February 27, 2010 09:11 AM

Would there have been an investigation if the patron had been white?

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at February 27, 2010 02:43 PM

isn't that the bar fight where off duty wilmington cops and off duty state troopers traded punches?

Posted by: anonni at March 2, 2010 06:02 PM