Tag Archives: Racial bias

Diane Rehm didn’t pull a “Helen Thomas” on Bernie Sanders. She pulled a McCarthy | Blog#42

* Updated: June 14, 2015 Hat tip to Hugh Kaufman on Twitter

Diane Rehm of NPR did something that many characterized as “pulling a Helen Thomas” on Bernie Sanders while she interviewed him. She pulled something, all right, but it was more a McCarthy than it was a Helen Thomas. Continue reading Diane Rehm didn’t pull a “Helen Thomas” on Bernie Sanders. She pulled a McCarthy | Blog#42

Harry Houck: an exemplar of supremacist indoctrination

A May 19th CNN panel compared the handling of the Waco, Texas biker gang by Texas police, and the media’s depiction of this weekend’s events as compared to the unrest in Baltimore, Maryland, just two weeks earlier. The panel included journalists Charles M. Blow and Sally Kohn, and former law enforcement officer Harry Houck. Later that evening, the same panelists reconvened on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon to reprise the conversation they had earlier with anchor Brooke Baldwin.

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1.5 million missing Black men: How many innocents?

Can you imagine spending thirteen years in jail for a crime you didn’t commit simply because the exculpatory evidence you might have defended yourself with happened to have been given to someone as a gift? Continue reading 1.5 million missing Black men: How many innocents?