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Media Won’t Identify Mass Shooter Due to “Stereotypes”

The Austin American-Statesman newspaper declined to publish a police description of a black mass shooting suspect because the paper felt “such publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes.” Apparently the leftist media feels that the public’s right to know does not supersede the tenets of racial Wokeness. 14 people were injured in a mass shooting in Austin at approximately 1:30 AM Saturday morning.

Police stated that a suspect “described as a black man with a thin frame and locs-style hair” was still at large, after the police took one other suspect into custody. But at least one paper decided to keep its readers blissfully unaware of the appearance of an at-large suspect.

“Police have only released a vague description of the suspected shooter as of Saturday morning. The Austin American-Statesman is not including the description as it is too vague at this time to be useful in identifying the shooter and such publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes. If more detailed information is released, we will update our reporting,” according to the newspaper’s statement on their journalistic omission. Read more…

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