Sunday, June 17, 2007

ABC News: Mistaken Identity or Racism?

First it was Fox News that ran video of House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers while reporting on the indictment of Rep. William J. Jefferson on bribery charges. Now, ABC news has apologized to former Washington, DC Mayor Marion Berry for running his picture when promoting a "World News" story about a man suing a dry cleaner for $54 million for losing his pants.

Both Roy L. Pearson, who filed the lawsuit, and Barry are black. Barry's picture ran for East Coast feeds Tuesday when Pearson's story was "teased" at the beginning of the news. It was corrected for later editions, spokeswoman Natalie Raabe said.
So, are these cases of mistaken identity, or not so subtle racism?

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