Tuesday, April 10, 2012

[Video] - CNN Issues An Apology For Un-Bleeped Racial Slur From Reporter!

Via Huffington Post:

CNN correspondent Susan Candiotti quoted rather profane language that went unbleeped while reporting on a story from Tulsa, Okla. on Sunday.

Candiotti, who was covering a story about three African American men who were shot to death, said that police were examining a post on the suspect's Facebook page.

"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---ing [n-word]. It's hard not to go off between that and Sheran—' Sheran is [the suspect's] girlfriend, who according to family friends, committed sucide in front of the suspect in this case just last December...The Facebook posting goes on to say: 'I'm gone in the head. Dad and Sheran...I love and miss you. I think about you both every second of the day.'"

Back at "CNN Newsroom," anchor Fredricka Whitfield apologized to viewers. "Ok, Susan Candiotti in Tulsa. We apologize to our viewers for such profanities being used on our air. And we'll be right back with much more in the newsroom."

Candiotti also apologized for her language. "In quoting someone else’s words, I repeated their offensive and inappropriate language. I deeply regret it," she said.

This is not the first time a CNN correspondent has quoted the n-word while reporting on a story. Last month, CNN correspondent Drew Griffin also quoted the n-word while covering a hate crime case in Mississippi. Griffin was also not bleeped out.


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