Our media business has fallen into the trap of taking sides. Many people throw heat at media outlets now for excessive WOKE coverage. As a result, lots of stories that may spotlight minority missteps are reduced in scope or ignored altogether. Media managers fear being labeled racist for prolonged reporting on stories involving crimes allegedly committed by minorities. That's a tricky measurement in today's WOKE culture. So many media outlets find themselves overplaying to the WOKE crowd to avoid blowback from Twitter bullies. The Cancel Culture is always ready to pounce on stories involving race. This week gave us two stark examples. SOHO Karen's first stories appeared 4 days ago. It's only a cell phone dispute but since there is a racial component
The New York Times released a video simulation and multiple reports recapping the shooting of Breonna Taylor by Louisville Metro Police Department officers last March. It is compelling on many fronts and illustrates the tragedy of Taylor's death juxtaposed with the challenges for law enforcement safely serving warrants. No cameras captured the final minutes of Breonna Taylor’s life. We used crime scene evidence and testimony to reconstruct what happened and show the mistakes that led to her killing by police. With @singhvianjali @NatalieReneau @DrewJordan_NYT Thread 👇https://t.co/z4pvAWJHLs — Malachy Browne (@malachybrowne) December 28, 2020 This latest N.Y. Times report offers a comprehensive recap but most people made up their minds about Breonna, Black Lives Matter, police, and the justice system months ago. The comments thread
Why spend two hours watching the UK vs UofL rivalry game when you can see every critical moment condensed here? Enjoy! “Not many times that you can not play very well and beat Kentucky,” Louisville coach Chris Mack said. “But I thought that’s what happened today.” Louisville Trinity High School phenom David Johnson has been an outstanding boost to the University of Louisville basketball program. “This win is going to give us a big push going forward into the new year.” @davidjohnson13 spoke with @TheAndyKatz after @LouisvilleMBB defeated their in-state rival Kentucky. pic.twitter.com/bJPnkQ9pXA — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) December 26, 2020
🎥: Highlights from the Cards 62-59 victory over Kentucky.#GoCards pic.twitter.com/q4o7tX9U4s— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) December 26, 2020 🚨ATTENTION…CARDS WIN!!! pic.twitter.com/mzg4xO81PM— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) December 26, 2020 The Louisville players certainly enjoyed putting some 🔥 back into the rivalry. 🚨ATTENTION…CARDS WIN!!! pic.twitter.com/mzg4xO81PM— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) December 26, 2020
For those in red, Christmas now begins on December 26. For those in blue, Christmas is over. The Louisville Cardinals (6-1) defeated the Kentucky Wildcats (1-6) in a seesaw matchup. Louisville led by 7 with less than six minutes remaining but Kentucky clawed back to tie it in the last minute. Kentucky 7-footer Olivier Sarr had a late shot to take the lead but the rim was unforgiving. Louisville's Carlik Jones was fouled as he scooped the rebound. Jones made both free throws to create the final margin, 62-59. A pandemic-spaced 3,000 fans witnessed the rivalry game at Louisville's KFC Yum Center. Is 2020 a bad year? Depends on whom you ask. Louisville coach Chris Mack was happy with the win but is still
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared racism a public health crisis in his city. Fox News talk show host Tucker Carlson claims Fischer is using an immeasurable noble cause to mask his failures as the city's chief executive. Mayor Fischer joined me on 840WHAS a few days later and we discussed Carlson's derision, plus the fresh news that Black militia leader Grandmaster Jay had been arrested for pointing an AR rifle at law enforcement. Many Black leaders feel that the arrest of the militia leader affirms law enforcement's systemic intimidation of minorities. .@louisvillemayor Greg Fischer responds to today's arrest of Grandmaster J, and says @TuckerCarlson is "grandstanding and ill-informed" for slamming his leadership. We also discussed #RacialJustice remedies, and his relationship with @JoeBiden
My son Simon does research for a living. He turned up the salacious 1884 info about Minnie Katzenberger and her father's unlucky 1904 duel with a rival suitor. Simon sent this intriguing story today. "I found this April 1, 1898 C-J article about a “C. Katzenberger” (not sure if he’s family, but it’s certainly possible). He was known for carrying around a much-coveted mockingbird that sang songs for people. Eventually he traded it to a grocer at Rubel & Breckinridge for a barrel of flour. He told the grocer exactly where to hang the cage. Then one day he returned, stole the bird, and traded it to a blacksmith for two sledgehammers. Cops arrested him for grand larceny. Gotta respect the grift,
🤣NYPD OFFICER GOES OFF ABOUT HIS NEW TACTICAL TRAINING!!!🤣THIS IS A MUST WATCH...AND PLEASE SHARE!!!🖤💙🖤 pic.twitter.com/4SBMkSkHV8 — 🌻Destiny, RN, BSN🌻 (@Destiny3650) July 11, 2020 Legitimate protests have continued for months in Louisville and around the world. Conscientious people have been calling attention to police killings of citizens, many of whom are African Americans. Good for the protesters for keeping alive the names of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and so many other victims of police misconduct or miscalculation. The Black Lives Matter movement is the most important cultural voice in 2020. 99% of the violence in America has nothing to do with police. 16 people were just shot a funeral home in your city. It isn't the feds that are terrorizing your residents.
Tonight, as protesters attempted to stop @LMPD from towing a car, a woman threw water at one officer. The officer quickly grabbed her, pushed her to the ground and arrested her. People in the crowd say the officer says she threw a punch. Here’s the video. pic.twitter.com/fMCjxM4qXY — Bailey Loosemore (@bloosemore) July 8, 2020 Courier Journal reporter Bailey Loosemore was embedded with Louisville protesters as they swarmed LMPD officers. The police were having a car removed from a no parking zone near the protest site that has seen one murder and multiple battles with police over the past two months. The reporter's caption is more supportive of the protester claims. First, the type of liquid is unknown. In prior protests, police have had urine and
Matt Damon can't commit to a sensible pronunciation of Louisville. On 30 Rock, no one on the production team reshot this scene where Damon says LOO-uh-ville. Hillbillies say LOO-uh-vul. People with self respect say LOUIE-ville. The city is named after King Louis XI. There is no King LOO-uh. Ville is vill. Villanova. Villain. The Ville. Stop being a poser. If you can muster the energy to correctly pronounce Taylorsville Road and Shelbyville Road then work a little harder to say Louisville with a shred of self respect. And now here are some bloopers from Between Two Ferns. Good night. Let yourself out.