Apr 2, 2012



(Mediaite) -- The coverage of the Trayvon Martin story, like the incident itself, has been a case study in microcosmic illustrations of larger themes in our society. One such instant cable news parable occurred Sunday night, when CNN’s Don Lemon was interviewing commentator-about-town Goldie Taylor about the social faultlines this case has exposed, and casually said, as an aside, “please don’t send me any more tweets that by having this conversation, I’m a racist.”

After a commercial break, Lemon revealed that someone on Twitter had responded by saying “Don Lemon, you are a racist. You are fixated on this one issue over and over. We want to hear the news, not your personal agenda. Go work for BET.”

Aside from the obvious contradiction inherent in calling Don Lemon a racist while telling him to go work at BET , it raises the question of what the inverse of that tweet would be. Go work at…pretty much anywhere else on TV?

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