The W
Views: 99347692
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
30.9.07 1259
The 7 - Current Events & Politics - How can Yahoo justify this?
This thread has 3 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(249 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (7 total)
Gavintzu
Summer sausage
Level: 45

Posts: 441/443
EXP: 636091
For next: 24078

Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary ... Alberta Canada

Since last post: 2843 days
Last activity: 2843 days
#1 Posted on 30.8.05 2241.55
Reposted on: 30.8.12 2243.25
White people "finding" food from a grocery store:
http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050830/photos_ts_afp/050830071810_shxwaoma_photo1

Black person "looting" from a grocery store:
http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050830/480/ladm10208301530

Overt racism on Yahoo's part, or kneejerk PC reaction on mine?

Promote this thread!
Gugs
Bierwurst
Level: 83

Posts: 1381/1857
EXP: 5348147
For next: 84097

Since: 9.7.02
From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking)

Since last post: 495 days
Last activity: 21 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#2 Posted on 30.8.05 2245.49
Reposted on: 30.8.12 2245.53
    Originally posted by Gavintzu
    Overt racism on Yahoo's part, or kneejerk PC reaction on mine?


A little from Column A and a little from Column B.
BigSteve
Pepperoni
Level: 64

Posts: 733/1091
EXP: 2198106
For next: 16003

Since: 23.7.04
From: Baltimore, MD

Since last post: 2818 days
Last activity: 2546 days
#3 Posted on 30.8.05 2252.55
Reposted on: 30.8.12 2252.55
I think the fact that the young gentleman has what looks to be a full trash bag of goodies may have played a part in the captioning.
Von Maestro
Boudin rouge
Level: 47

Posts: 359/512
EXP: 725310
For next: 40899

Since: 6.1.04
From: New York

Since last post: 202 days
Last activity: 38 days
#4 Posted on 31.8.05 0840.57
Reposted on: 31.8.12 0841.07
    Originally posted by Gavintzu
    Overt racism on Yahoo's part, or kneejerk PC reaction on mine?


I'm not sure you can blame Yahoo for this.

One caption is credited to the AFP, & the other to the AP. I guess one News Agency's "finding" is another's "looting".

BigSteve's point about the huge garbage bag may have had something to do with the AP's interpretation as well...
Battlezone
Potato korv
Level: 54

Posts: 562/696
EXP: 1194604
For next: 39273

Since: 27.2.03
From: Seattle, Washington

Since last post: 2122 days
Last activity: 173 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#5 Posted on 31.8.05 0917.48
Reposted on: 31.8.12 0918.17
    Originally posted by BigSteve
    I think the fact that the young gentleman has what looks to be a full trash bag of goodies may have played a part in the captioning.


What? Does your monitor have the capabilities to see through stuff? Because that would be quite helpful for me.
ICEMAN
Landjager
Level: 62

Posts: 725/927
EXP: 1896160
For next: 88537

Since: 23.5.02
From: Nashville,TN

Since last post: 1852 days
Last activity: 1541 days
#6 Posted on 31.8.05 0954.06
Reposted on: 31.8.12 0954.36
Obviously the white people can't be looters, they have backpacks.


Obviously.
CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator
Level: 213

Posts: 6772/16235
EXP: 141480957
For next: 1885950

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 hour
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#7 Posted on 31.8.05 1003.11
Reposted on: 31.8.12 1003.15
    Originally posted by Von Maestro
    One caption is credited to the AFP, & the other to the AP. I guess one News Agency's "finding" is another's "looting".
This is the correct answer, and I can't see any good coming out of keeping this thread open. So I won't.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Could Texas elect a Jewish governor?
Next thread: Yahoo news controversy
Previous thread: Oil Solutions?
(249 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Current Events & Politics - How can Yahoo justify this?Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.219 seconds.