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September 16, 2013

Round Up the "Credible" Witness!

Searching for a credible racial element on which to hang a racial description in "At least 12 dead in Navy Yard shooting; possible suspect at large," The Washington Post has taken to injecting race into racial descriptions when they can find a describer of the right race.... As in
Two Navy yard employees interviewed on CNN said they were fired on in a hallway by a gunman they described as a tall black man. A woman who gave her name as Terry Durham said that as she and co-workers were evacuating, she saw a man down the hall raise a rifle and fire toward them, hitting a wall. “He was tall. He appeared to be dark-skinned,” she said. “He was a tall black guy,” said her co-worker, Todd Brundage, who is black. “He didn’t say a word.”

That last sentence, for no notable reason other than chagrin, was later changed to: "'He was a tall black guy,” said her co-worker, Todd Brundage. “He didn’t say a word.' "

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 16, 2013 12:06 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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In the pic on Drudge he looks a bit like a younger Andre Braugher playing Detective Frank Pembleton on Homicide: Life on the Street.

We will hear about his conversion to Islam in ... 5, 4, 3, ...

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