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I want to write the AP and AFP and complain

.In fact, I think we all should. Get it out there, spread the image, whatever, so everyone can see how the media is color coding this disaster.







Look at how they describe what they are doing


P.S., it's not behind a cut because I think everyone needs to see this, and not scroll past it like it's nothing, because this is some fucked up SHIT!

Who to contact:
http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/news/news-03.html <- yahoo site with everyone
Email the AP at feedback@ap.org or http://www.ap.org/pages/contact/contact.html
AFP : http://www.wash.afp.com/english/afp/?cat=contact

here is all the information, and of course the pictures are above.

Original Link Locations:
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/ts/080304tropicalweathe/im:/050831/480/wxs11908310010;_ylt=AuZvUxG80zSHPNc3v5aGv7JiWscF;_ylu=X3oDMTA3dmhrOGVvBHNlYwNzc20-
As one person looks through their shopping bag, left, another jumps through a broken window, while leaving a convenience store on the I-10 service road south, in Metairie, La., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This photo was taken during a helicopter tour of the area that included the governor of Louisiana. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, Pool)

http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050830/photos_ts_afp/050830071810_shxwaoma_photo1 (white people)
Complete text:
Two residents wade through chest-deep water after finding bread and soda from a local grocery store after Hurricane Katrina came through the area in New Orleans, Louisiana.(AFP/Getty Images/Chris Graythen)

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/ts/080304tropicalweathe/im:/050830/480/ladm10208301530 (black people)
Complete text:
A young man walks through chest deep flood water after looting a grocery store in New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Flood waters continue to rise in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina did extensive damage when it made landfall on Monday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/ts/080304tropicalweathe/im:/050831/photos_wl_afp/050831003403_tqs74j8d_photo3;_ylt=AhMztufVX39Y_gnhzB20ux9iWscF;_ylu=X3oDMTA3dmhrOGVvBHNlYwNzc20-
Looters hit a drug store in the French Quarter district of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, following Hurricane Katrina. Fresh floods, fires and looting rode in the destructive wake of Hurricane Katrina, deepening a humanitarian crisis that left hundreds feared dead and sections of New Orleans submerged to the rooftops.(AFP/James Nielsen)

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aaron_hotfire
Aug. 31st, 2005 01:53 am (UTC)
seriously. write the letter. I will lick the envelope.
mcity
Aug. 31st, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
And I will lick Beyonce. Multitasking.
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little_yew
Aug. 31st, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
Words fail me.
yes_justice
Aug. 31st, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
This is worthy of some activism. Let's all tell yahoo news/AP where to stuff this shit. Also, contact FAIR and media matters and other outlets. Where did you get that image?

I found the coverage of the looting in Iraq equally biased. In fact. the coverage of the war was a war crime itself. They sold the war like a commercial for death. White house press indeed. May as well call them the white sheet press, I'll end my digression there.

Stand up to this shit.
jadedjade
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:02 am (UTC)
it was on yahoo news photos... someone else had posted something and someone linked to it, but they didn't have a screen shot, so I took one, before someone changes something.
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__electrixx
Aug. 31st, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
Well someone didn't pay attention when the teacher spoke of "diction" in English class.
croupier
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)
That screaming you hear is me
cpolk
Sep. 1st, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
I heard you screming. we were in tune.
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jadedjade
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
I couldn't find the AP one, but I am at the fair site, which is linked above right now. If you find the ap one please let me know.
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illlaw
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:05 am (UTC)
You are confused or have forgotten. Didn't you know shit is free for white folks?
jadedjade
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
true, I had forgotten... But I thought if they advertise it they get in trouble.
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1_timeonly
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
Two residents wade through chest-deep water after finding bread and soda from a local grocery store

Like they swam down the checkout aisle and paid for it like they would any other day...PLEASE!
collide_with_u
Aug. 31st, 2005 03:21 am (UTC)
haha
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jadedjade
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
write the AFP as well. I posted another picture from the AFP that shows they were calling black people looters when they obviously weren't calling white people looters.
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kittylarock
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)
just sent off my letter. my moms would be proud.
blackestsheep
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
she'd be prouder if you don't steal a bucket of beers if you're ever in a flood... maintain yo home training! lol!
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oreobarbie
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)
holy shit.
ticasdaze
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)
How is it that EVERY SINGLE PHOTO of white people is about them surviving the storm?? How are they going to front like there are no white people strolling out of those same stores doing the exact same thing?!?

*angry!!*
bombyamom
Aug. 31st, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
Simple.
They don't want POC to survive.
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1_timeonly
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:39 am (UTC)
Oh dag, I wasn't thinking about radio...lemme send this to Donnie Simpson!
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lovedforaday
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
Black people are looters, while white folk just happened to find food in a grocery store. Nice.

I'm also sick of CNN/Fox News/MSNBC airing the footage of "looters" over and over again, always accompanied by commentary from anchors about what "scum those people are. Sickening.
preppieboi
Aug. 31st, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
I think looters are fucking the scum of the earth and its not based on race...
collide_with_u
Aug. 31st, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
That is pretty fucked up. The act is called 'looting' but it is a colorblind offense. When I read over the captions again and again, it does seem more intentional than it originally sounded. They make it seem as though those in the second picture didn't do anything wrong, which definitely isn't the case; people are being jailed.
collide_with_u
Aug. 31st, 2005 03:19 am (UTC)
They should send people into the grocery stores and recover as much as possible to leave nothing for looters, and take all of that food to the shelters and hospitals that are completely full of hungry, homeless people.
richirch2
Aug. 31st, 2005 06:01 am (UTC)
Shit, if I were sitting there with no food and no idea on when I would be able to buy some then I'd be "looting" too...

Although, we all know good and damn well that it ain't looting if it's essential for your survival!
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blackperson
Aug. 31st, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
Even as I write an email, I feel like we'll be ignored.
_duncan
Aug. 31st, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
print it out. use a stamp.
Public opinion is measured by the pound, not by the kilobyte. Put the words on paper.
sprorion
Aug. 31st, 2005 03:37 am (UTC)
Fuckin' Hell!!!!!@!#@!#!@#$@!$- > Yes, I'm that angry!!!
And they wonder why we hate their ass!!@
sprorion
Aug. 31st, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)
I just sent off an email to Ms. Cynthia Tucker, Op-Ed editor of the AJC.
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alec_trev
Aug. 31st, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)
Hmm...
As a Journalist, I believe these articles weren't written by the same person, and therefore have racial discrimination between them. The journalist who wrote the article on the white folks, "finding" bread, should definitely be fired, and he/she should be the one targeted. But, thus they do not sign as the author of their article, so in my opinion Yahoo! News is sloppy, by not having their journalists sign, this leaves the only option for a bad article to be targeted at the business as a whole, and not that journalist.

Sorry for this rant, but I'm glad to see that Yahoo! News has finally slipped up, and they're going to learn their lesson for not having their journalists sign for their own work. :)
aiela
Aug. 31st, 2005 11:38 am (UTC)
Re: Hmm...
My fiance works for AP, and stuff their stringers write (and thus, aren't signed) goes through an editor's desk.

Yahoo isn't responsible for what's written, they just pick it up off the wire, but AP should have never put out those pictures with those captions.
Re: Hmm... - ytima - Aug. 31st, 2005 12:33 pm (UTC) - Expand
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I'm not so sure - nezmaster - Aug. 31st, 2005 12:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hmm... - strix_an_stones - Aug. 31st, 2005 01:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hmm... - meowlet - Aug. 31st, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
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kittikattie
Aug. 31st, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)
That's some fucked up shit. Found food...hah. Like it just fell out of the sky.
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cerebralshrike
Aug. 31st, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
Oh that is truly fucked up.
mythgene
Aug. 31st, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
I wrote about a bit about this in my lj earlier.
http://www.livejournal.com/users/mythgene/74467.html?nc=21
cnovio
Aug. 31st, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
[sarcasm]

It's inevitable, You leave all those coloreds alone in a city without electricity, plumbing, heat/AC, viable shelter, and communication, and the next thing you know they're practically swinging from trees again.

Thank goodness for honorable white people who choose to "find" food instead of "loot" and the media for exposing the base nature of negroids.

[/sarcasm]
photozenic
Aug. 31st, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
negroid? the way you say that makes it sound like an injury, or a venereal disease.

"yeah, I've got a bad case of the negroids, but I went to the doctor and got it cleared up."

[/sarcasm]
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imincrediblyhot
Aug. 31st, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)
*is angry*
telesilla
Aug. 31st, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
Don't you know? When you're white, they just give you food, you don't have to pay for it. Wait until darkrosetiger finds out I've spending our food budget on hookers and tequila.

/sarcasm

The media in America sucks on so many levels. *gets ready to write some emails*
yarinaosu
Sep. 1st, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC)
Or how about the maker of this thread sucks by not showing the dozens of pictures of white people looting that are currently on the news and in yahoo.
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