The W
Views: 119898026
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
19.1.10 0055
The 7 - Current Events & Politics - How can Yahoo justify this?
This thread has 3 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(501 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (7 total)
Gavintzu
Summer sausage
Level: 46

Posts: 441/443
EXP: 691212
For next: 20567

Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary ... Alberta Canada

Since last post: 3685 days
Last activity: 3685 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: 85

Posts: 1381/1857
EXP: 5830240
For next: 68324

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

Since last post: 1336 days
Last activity: 465 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: 66

Posts: 733/1091
EXP: 2434028
For next: 27836

Since: 23.7.04
From: Baltimore, MD

Since last post: 3660 days
Last activity: 3388 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: 48

Posts: 359/516
EXP: 808776
For next: 14772

Since: 6.1.04
From: New York

Since last post: 182 days
Last activity: 5 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: 55

Posts: 562/696
EXP: 1307978
For next: 6220

Since: 27.2.03
From: Seattle, Washington

Since last post: 2963 days
Last activity: 469 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: 63

Posts: 725/927
EXP: 2065379
For next: 31784

Since: 23.5.02
From: Nashville,TN

Since last post: 2694 days
Last activity: 2383 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: 222

Posts: 6772/17023
EXP: 165004814
For next: 597996

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

Since last post: 10 hours
Last activity: 10 hours
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?
(501 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
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.259 seconds.