OP-ED: Desperate for Ratings, CNN Resorts to Profanity, Racial Hate Speech!

 By John W. Lillpop

No longer able to compete with the journalists at FOX News when it comes to straight news, CNN has decided to spice up its live newscasts with a vulgar combination of profanity and racial slurs.
Using both a profanity and a racial slur in a single utterance is apparently a “two-fur” among the gutter dwellers of the newscast world, as reported in part at the reference:
During Sunday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” correspondent Susan Candiotti — the reporter covering the recent shootings of five black men in Tulsa, Okla. — used a racial slur on live television.
 Candiotti used the “n” word while reading aloud what one of the suspects in the shooting, 19-year-old Jacob England, wrote recently on his Facebook page “Now, this, according to relatives, has troubled him ever since and CNN has also discovered what police have,” Candiotti said. “There was a Facebook posting made just the other day, written by the suspect in this case, that police are examining. “And it reads like this: ‘Today is two years that my dad has been gone, shot by’ — and please excuse the language, it’s very sensitive — ‘Shot by a f***** n****.’ “
In her reportage, Candiotti made no attempt to abbreviate or clean-up the language. She uttered the words with unmistakable clarity.
CNN Anchor Fredricka Whitfield later apologized to viewers for Candiottti’s indiscretion, but the vile act had been committed.
Odd that Rush Limbaugh is vilified for using the word “slut” while CNN get away with using FDA banned words AND very poisonous racial hate speech, apparently with impunity.
Still, there is NO double standard, you say?
Lillpop blogs from San Jose, CA.
John W. Lillpop
San Jose, California

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