When major news happens, even horrible news, the media profits. So it’s no surprise that everyone wants to maximize coverage of events that grab the nation’s attention.
That said, we’re wondering if some in the media — cough, CNN — are milking the unrest in Baltimore and other cities nationwide a little too had. Take, recently, when CNN’s on-air talent dropped the word “thug” multiple times. When they got called out, CNN didn’t just apologize, they turned those lemons into lemonade, asking, “Is ‘thug’ the new n-word?'”
But why is CNN looking for a new n-word at all? “Come Here and Say That” host Alicia Menendez examines the issue in the video above.