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THIS IS WHAT passes for journalism: re-packaging a four year-old’s words about becoming a police officer into the familiar box of black boys dreaming about guns?

Dear CBS 2 Chicago: You are grown adults managing one of the largest local news networks in the country. There is no excuse you could possibly make to cover your ass. Instead of telling the truth–which is actually more interesting and worthy of conversation–you decided to sell the story with “shock value”.

This is not journalism. It’s lazy, racist, harmful propaganda. As children we develop our identities based on the expectations we feel the world has for us, and for boys like this 4 year-old, it must be clear to him what CBS expects of his future.

Recollect your thoughts and don’t get caught up in the mix,
Cause the media is full of dirty tricks
-Tupac Shakur

Human Rights


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Jason Wire

Jason Wire graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2010 and spent the year after writing and teaching English in Spain. He's back in the states now, but doesn't know where. Follow him @wirejr.

  • Jackfrost

    who cares, underlining racism is racist in iteself

  • YokRoo

    lol, pretty funny when you think about it.

  • Jess

    If you think about it she does look like one.

  • Sofia – As We Travel

    That’s just wrong…and I’m sure things like this happen all the time, journalists twisting the truth to get a better story. 

    Makes you wonder what journalists’ jobs really are, telling the truth, or the story media wants you to hear?

  • Malena

    I know I am late, but now that I am trying to see this video, it says “the youtube video is no longer available because the account has been terminated”. Is there another way i can see this?

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