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  •  John King's comment regarding "dark-skinned..." (6+ / 0-)
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    TomP, a2nite, Hushes, SilentBrook, mimi, Avila

    and/or "brown-skinned male" over at CNN. Per my comment here, on Wednesday. I'm pretty surprised this was largely overlooked in the follow-up commentary about the Marathon bombings.

    "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

    by bobswern on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 10:45:04 AM PDT

    •  Should have put quotes around "overlooked." n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 10:47:15 AM PDT

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    •  That's the fear mentioned by chaunceydevega (2+ / 0-)
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      above. I think he is on the point on that one.

      I remember when King came out with his breathless reporting flowing g out of his mouth like a waterfall and "the dark male or dark man" was hitting the listeners minds repeatedly, all of our producers heard it and realized it, but NONE made a comment about it. When I tried a little "joking remark" to let others know I "heard something in there", everybody just said "yeah, but..." and tried to excuse themselves for being "too busy".

      I am with chaunceydevega here, just that I am not fascinated about that fact, but exhausted mentally over it.

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