Comment: Concerning

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Concerning

What concerns me about this is: Exactly how many hands and eyes did this list of names go past without a single person saying "Hey, wait a minute?" It must pass through quite a few before making it's way onto the teleprompter to be read on the air.

And if such gross misinformation as fake racist pun names can make it onto the news, what else is being misreported because somebody isn't paying attention or properly cross-checking their sources? It demonstrates to me just how little the media can be trusted. We have been so conditioned to take whatever the media says as absolute truth and not question it. Many of us have been breaking out of that recently, but there are many more still in that mindset. This demonstrates just how ill-informed our own informants are.

All that to say: What this symbolizes really bothers me.