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    Re: Rickeroo's official CNN challenge thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickeroo View Post
    CNN is over-reporting racial incidents, and in some cases using mundane human activities and adding a racial component, such as "black travel". Who knew travel could be separated by race? CNN knew, and they told us.
    What measure are you basing the “over-reporting” claim on? Are you suggesting they should censor themselves, not reporting incidents if there is a purported racial element? Or should they just refuse to mention race, even if the people they’re reporting on or quoting do? You’ve still not demonstrated what you think CNN is specifically doing differently and wrong or what you think they should be doing instead.

    The “black travel” example wasn’t invented by CNN. Apparently there is a travel agency that specifically caters to black American travellers. CNN was simply reporting on that fact. If you have an issue with it (and I’m not sure it’s a good thing), shouldn’t you be taking that up with the organisation doing it, not the media reporting it? What would CNN pretending it doesn’t exist achieve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickeroo View Post
    Every single time you see a race of an American mentioned on CNN, it's in contrast to other "Americans" and meant to separate and distinguish - not unify.
    Every single time you blame CNN alone for it’s perceived offences, in contrast to addressing the underlying politico-social issues across American society, you’re looking to separate and distinguish, not unify.

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    Re: Rickeroo's official CNN challenge thread

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    CNN was simply reporting on that fact.
    Let's say I make a news service, the Rickeroo News Network (RNN). My reporters go out to a group of WWII veterans who personally witnessed Japanese atrocities during the war, and describe them in detail. They meet weekly, and RNN covers their meetings and discussions.

    Would you agree that RNN is simply reporting on the fact that "other people" are saying bad things about the Japanese? Or in choosing what to report on, is RNN fanning the flames of anti-Japanese sentiment?

    Take another example. RNN reports nightly on the black on black crime in Baltimore. RNN does not report on murders committed by white people. However, the black on black crime that RNN reports on is "fact". Is there an issue with this?
    "Attrition rates in 2017 were highest for Black Googlers followed by Latinx Googlers, and lowest for Asian Googlers"

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    Re: Rickeroo's official CNN challenge thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickeroo View Post
    Would you agree that RNN is simply reporting on the fact that "other people" are saying bad things about the Japanese? Or in choosing what to report on, is RNN fanning the flames of anti-Japanese sentiment?
    A story about WWII veterans attitudes to their historic enemies would be perfectly valid, though the same facts could be presented very well or very poorly. Weekly coverage of anything so specific would be excessive for a national broadcaster. You’ve not said anything about CNN saying good or bad things about anyone though, you just seem to be interested in counting the number of times you can find the words “black” or “white” in headlines, regardless of context. If you have issue with the actual content of their articles, you could discuss that in more (any!) depth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickeroo View Post
    Take another example. RNN reports nightly on the black on black crime in Baltimore. RNN does not report on murders committed by white people. However, the black on black crime that RNN reports on is "fact". Is there an issue with this?
    Any intentional imbalance would be wrong in any direction, but you’ve not established that CNN is presenting a greater proportion of reports with racial references than is justified by the balance of events and activities in the USA, or in comparison to other broadcasters. If your society is obsessed with race, your news reporting is inevitably going to reflect that. Why are you so determined to focus on one part of one symptom rather than considering the root causes?

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    Re: Rickeroo's official CNN challenge thread

    Here, the shoes are being assigned the "black" race. Who knew shoes could be "African American":

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    How rude of Katy Perry to 'make fun' of black people with a shoe design! Calling her out, yeah! There - I've just excused myself for another month living in an all-white town with good schools and low crime.
    "Attrition rates in 2017 were highest for Black Googlers followed by Latinx Googlers, and lowest for Asian Googlers"

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    Re: Rickeroo's official CNN challenge thread

    Victimhood can be assigned a race:

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    The headline infers that white victimhood could be dangerous. Does that mean that other races of victimhood (black, brown, yellow, red) could be dangerous as well?
    "Attrition rates in 2017 were highest for Black Googlers followed by Latinx Googlers, and lowest for Asian Googlers"

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    Re: Rickeroo's official CNN challenge thread

    No direct race, but we can instantly infer the races of the people involved via the way this is reported:

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    Teen ran out with a $2 beer. Memphis store clerk followed him and shot him dead - CNN

    Just by the picture and headline, and the fact that this was reported at all, means the $2 beer thief is obviously black. However, the clerk that shot him is not named nor pictured, therefore the clerk is not white.

    A quick read of the article confirms this.
    "Attrition rates in 2017 were highest for Black Googlers followed by Latinx Googlers, and lowest for Asian Googlers"

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    Re: Rickeroo's official CNN challenge thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickeroo View Post
    No direct race, but we can instantly infer the races of the people involved via the way this is reported:

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    Teen ran out with a $2 beer. Memphis store clerk followed him and shot him dead - CNN

    Just by the picture and headline, and the fact that this was reported at all, means the $2 beer thief is obviously black. However, the clerk that shot him is not named nor pictured, therefore the clerk is not white.

    A quick read of the article confirms this.
    CNN has updated the headline / photo:

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    The article has more political purpose now that a black victim is being shown front and center with a photo. However, the killer's first name is "Anwar", which isn't a very white-sounding name - his picture will never be shown, at least by CNN.
    "Attrition rates in 2017 were highest for Black Googlers followed by Latinx Googlers, and lowest for Asian Googlers"

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    TV's sketch comedy boom is hip, smart and inclusive - CNN

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    I'm always on the lookout for how the mainstream media tells us which words to use for which races. The photo shows 4 black people. The video in the story is about a black-only show called Sherman's Showcase. The article mentions "black" 8 times, no other races are mentioned, not even Latinx (La-teenks). Apparently in this case, "inclusive" means "just blacks".
    "Attrition rates in 2017 were highest for Black Googlers followed by Latinx Googlers, and lowest for Asian Googlers"

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