Earlier this evening, I published a post by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton of Noisy Room fame about an incident involving Michael Lacey (above), executive editor of Village Voice, and his recent use of the “N” word during a Society of Professional Journalists awards banquet in Phoenix.
In researching the incident further, I learned that none of the “big boys” in the mainstream news media — ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, Los Angeles Times or New York Times — have seen fit to cover the racist comment committed by the leader of the well-known alternative weekly. For that matter, not even the Fox News Channel covered it. Instead, only a few of the smaller media outlets around the nation have touched the topic.
Take a look at this Arizona Family video of the speech and see if you think his comments deserve as much attention, let’s say, as radio talk show host Don Imus received.