More Censorship from the Media

2020 June 16
by bc3b

Bill O’Reilly used to frequently refer to the St. Petersburg Times as one of the most extreme left newspapers in the US. O’Reilly no longer occupies the 8 PM slot at FNC  and the paper has changed its name to the Tampa Bay Times, but little else has changed. The paper, which also manages PoliFact, just announced it will no longer public mugshots because it’s racist – too many blacks appear. Using that logic, shouldn’t the paper also drop pictures of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

In other news recently, the Tampa Bay Times announced it was dropping its print edition to two days a week. It’s hard to understand why (if you’re a so-called “journalist” with an IQ below room temperature).

The days of heading to newspaper websites to check out images of people who have been arrested in your area are coming to an end.

The Tampa Bay Times will no longer publish mugshot galleries of the recently arrested amid concerns they “disproportionately show black and brown faces,” the paper announced Monday.

The Memorial Day death of George Floyd in police custody has put a nationwide emphasis on systemic racism and police brutality, and the Tampa Bay paper will stop publishing photos of every person arrested in the area as a result.

“The galleries lack context and further negative stereotypes,” Tampa Bay Times executive editor Mark Katches said in a statement.

The paper will still publish mug shots relevant to particular stories, but not in its gallery format.

“We think the data is an important resource that our newsroom will continue to analyze and watch carefully, but the galleries alone serve little journalistic purpose,” Katches added.

The Tampa Bay Times’ decision came days after the Orlando Sentinel made a similar move.

“We’ve come to realize that without context, the galleries have little journalistic value and may have reinforced negative stereotypes,” Orlando Sentinel wrote about its mug shot database.

Gannett-owned papers also announced they will discontinue publishing “mugshot galleries, or mugshot photos that are not associated with a story or other editorial content,” according to Poynter.

“Mugshot galleries presented without context may feed into negative stereotypes and, in our editorial judgment, are of limited news value,” Gannett editors told Poynter. “Instead, we will focus on the best ways to inform our readers by providing relevant information that will keep ur communities safe and cover crime, as well as the public safety system.”

Poynter’s Kristen Hare wrote that “the decision is one that local news sites around the country have been making for years, favoring accuracy and context over clicks,” noting that some Gannett-owned papers removed mugshot galleries in 2018 but 26 recently acquired papers have now followed.

“This is a positive step,” Poynter director of training and diversity Doris Truong said. “We know that arrests disproportionately involve suspects of color — particularly young men. People shown in mugshots don’t always have their case reported through to conclusion, so the news consumer doesn’t see how many cases stemmed from wrongful arrests.”

Since many perps have names like Deiondre, Jevonte, Kadeem, Keshawn, Kyrone, Lakista, LeBron, Mashawn, Obiajulu, Quaashie, Quintavius, Rashon, Shaquille, Shontae, Tevaughn, Vandwon, Xyshaun and Zashawn, how long before the Tampa bay Times identifies Quintavius Brown as Q. Brown or ? Brown.

Hat tip: Fox News and Family

66 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 June 16 7:02 pm
    bc3b permalink

    For decades the media has been downplaying crime by minorities. Imagine if a white man with a scoped rifle would have shot and killed an 80 year old black couple in a cemetery:

  2. 2020 June 16 7:05 pm
    bc3b permalink

    From the previous post:


    This is Seattle CHOP ‘police’:

    Ques #1: How far can this guy run before he keels over of a heart attack?
    Ques #2: But wait?! I thought that part of the reason for CHOP was to get rid of the ‘police’???

  3. 2020 June 16 7:08 pm
    bc3b permalink

    From the previous post:

    JimNorCal –

    Life in the CHOP with no cops.
    Language alert

  4. 2020 June 16 7:09 pm
    bc3b permalink

    From the previous post:

    Eph –

    3 Jim,

    Send in the Marines.

    10 minutes and no more CHOP/CHAZ

  5. 2020 June 16 7:11 pm
    Eph permalink

    Lets hope the NBA gets the same advice.

    Ill take any bullshit reason to rid the world of these two leagues.

  6. 2020 June 16 8:38 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    That’s … actually a pretty huge increase.
    “Report: 1,797,910 Firearms Sold in April 2020, a 71.3% Increase Over April 2019”

    I was reading a couple of Massachusetts residents discuss how hard it is to get a gun there. They resolved to go with Pepper Spray, one said many stores are sold out so she was looking for hornet spray.

  7. 2020 June 16 8:49 pm
    Eph permalink

    7. Go to NH or Maine.

    Problem solved

  8. 2020 June 17 4:22 am
    bc3b permalink

    Richmond, VA – black mayor forces white police chief to resign:

  9. 2020 June 17 4:46 am
    bc3b permalink

    Black goon who attacked 92 year old white woman in NYC had 101 prior arrests:

    Will CNN give him the Covington Catholic treatment?

  10. 2020 June 17 5:13 am
    The Ghost of Reason permalink

    Still not ready for divorce…..? This is like ( so I’ve heard ) the soon to be ex f’ing everybody you know and hate before the divorce is final. Feels pretty shitty ……

  11. 2020 June 17 5:36 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    This was not a race that was in doubt.
    Still funny, though.

    In a meeting last Thursday, NDP Statewide Officers demanded that Janicek decline the Democratic Senate nomination. This would require a form to be filed by Janicek with the Nebraska Secretary of State in order for his name to be removed from the November ballot. The party has the ability to replace his name on the ballot for the November 3 election if he resigns and completes paperwork with the Secretary of State.

    Janicek informed the NDP that he would not withdraw on Monday, the deadline that was agreed upon by party leaders and Janicek during the meeting last week.

    The Janicek staff member, who has since quit the campaign, sent a copy of the text message last week to the party and filed a formal complaint with the NDP on Monday afternoon.

    The text message said they needed to “get her laid,” referring to the staffer and indicated “group sex.” The Omaha World-Herald reported the texts ‘described lining up multiple partners for group sex with the staffer and suggested the “three guys” could be paid.’ “Thoughts?! money” he said

  12. 2020 June 17 5:44 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    No gesture is too minor.

    The media races to capitalize ‘B’ for Black, keep ‘w’ for whites lowercase

  13. 2020 June 17 5:45 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “Our Democratic Party has no tolerance for sexual harassment,” said NDP Chair Jane Kleeb. “Our Party will not extend resources or any type of support to any candidate that violates our code of conduct and doesn’t treat men and women with the dignity and respect they deserve.”

    — #13

    Hey, I am all in favor of that. So when is the NDP going to request that Biden’s name be withdrawn from the ballot in that state????

  14. 2020 June 17 6:08 am

    Nebraska won’t elect a dem anyway, f em.

  15. 2020 June 17 6:55 am
    bc3b permalink

    ip #16 –

    Unfortunately, the Republican is Ben sASSe – pro-illegals and a tool of the Chamber of Commerce.

  16. 2020 June 17 6:56 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Just trying to make them live up to their own rules….

  17. 2020 June 17 6:57 am
    drdog09 permalink


  18. 2020 June 17 7:20 am
    justrand permalink

    The Social Justice mobs are really on a roll. Of course, the corporate types are putting up ZERO resistance to them.

  19. 2020 June 17 7:36 am
    Eph permalink

  20. 2020 June 17 7:46 am

    Uncle ben will be joining aunt jemima skipping down the yellow brick road to oblivion.

  21. 2020 June 17 8:39 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Still well within the margin of error. Add the fact that people are actively LYING to pollsters and the situation might actually have Trump up by +1.

  22. 2020 June 17 8:47 am
    drdog09 permalink


    The history of the Aunt Jemima persona and brand —

    Yet another enterprising black that rose from slavery to a lifetime contract as the face of a product. That is part of the American dream and the Left and their own product owner just throw it down the drain.

    To erase history is to repeat it again.

  23. 2020 June 17 9:05 am
    Eph permalink


    See post 21…

    Even Politico admits pollsters are getting BS responses

  24. 2020 June 17 11:26 am

    I used to get polled all the time, but my fu answer took me off their phone rolls.

  25. 2020 June 17 11:36 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Guy Benson @guypbenson
    Dick Durbin — the second ranking Senate Democrat — just referred to @SenatorTimScott’s bill as a “token” approach, in a floor speech.

    Tim Scott @SenatorTimScott
    Y’all still wearing those kente cloths over there @SenatorDurbin?

  26. 2020 June 17 12:28 pm
    bc3b permalink

    As we have discussed before, rather than making polling more accurate, today’s scientific polling makes it easier to rig a poll to get the results a sponsor wants:
    * List selection
    * Time of day calls are made
    * Everyone. registered voters or likely voters
    * Cell phones, land lines or both
    * How questions are worded
    * Etc., etc., etc.
    * When all else fails, there’s always “weighting”
    Many people ignore calls from toll-free numbers because they think they are harassment.

    I stopped believing election polling a long time ago.

  27. 2020 June 17 12:30 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    When did it become a crime to wear an OAN T-shirt?

  28. 2020 June 17 12:33 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal –

    Being a resident of the land of fruits and nuts, you should realize that even watching OAN in the privacy of your home is a crime.

  29. 2020 June 17 12:42 pm
    bc3b permalink

    justrand #20

    The Social Justice mobs are really on a roll. Of course, the corporate types are putting up ZERO resistance to them.

    Whattda mean – no resistance, JR? Albertson’s only kicked in a measly $5-million. The Minnesota Twins owner coughed up $25-million.

    Like the mob, you can bet that the BLM people will be back to Albertson’s for future extortion requests.

  30. 2020 June 17 12:56 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Significant Native American blood in his lineage.
    America’s first VP of color. This guy was no token, that’s for sure.

  31. 2020 June 17 1:00 pm

    Kalifornicate~~~The land of the fruit pickers, picnickers, and d–k lickers.

  32. 2020 June 17 2:35 pm
    justrand permalink

    the cop in Atlanta has been charged with “Felony Murder”. And the media is declaring that the man was “Shot for being drunk at Wendys” (an actual headline)


    Why would ANY cop stay on the job???

  33. 2020 June 17 2:40 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Can AntiFa counter punch?– — They better cuz the other side is going to apply General Forrest dictum:

    Firstest with the Mostest wins.

  34. 2020 June 17 3:08 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    As seen on the internet….

    “God Says revenge is His but he subcontracts…”

  35. 2020 June 17 3:41 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I haven’t watched the Atlanta vid, but here’s a summary from someone who has.

    “Rarely do we see an incident like this play out to its conclusion on video. We saw 28 minutes of polite interaction, 2 minutes of violent wrestling and fighting and then 15 seconds when the perp turned and fired the Taser and the cop fired back, probably killing him instantly.”

    OAN reports: “#BREAKING: The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office announces 11 charges against former Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe, including felony murder and multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon”

    Apparently there are political considerations, from a blog discussion–

    “Atlanta DA is in the middle of a runoff election … Guess it’s time to destroy some lives for votes”
    “I thought you were required to get a GJ indictment for capital murder”
    “they are not grand jury indictments and not only (does the DA want the) law changed so no GJ is necessary. HIS signature alone should be enough he said to indict.”

    And this: “Hearing that some Atlanta police officers are going home right now midshift.”

    Why are no Repubs standing up?

  36. 2020 June 17 3:49 pm
    Eph permalink

    “Why are no Repubs standing up”

    At the end of the day, thats why Trump loses.

    Our side is lazy and scared as all hell

    But at least Biden aint Hillary

    That’s what im starting to hear.

  37. 2020 June 17 3:59 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Wayne Dupree ✭ @WayneDupreeShow · “Atlanta police officers are refusing to answer the radio and walking off of the job. The county can go screw themselves. If you want a society without police we’ll give you one. Let it burn!” quote from ATL police officer’s email

  38. 2020 June 17 4:41 pm
    Eph permalink


    Get the hell out of there !

    I need my only “eyore” competitor alive!

  39. 2020 June 17 5:14 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Don’t listen to Eph, KH!
    Stand and fight 🙂 🙂

  40. 2020 June 17 5:19 pm
    Eph permalink


    If something happens to KH my days of Eyoring are gone.

    And trust me, Eyore will be missed

  41. 2020 June 17 5:38 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Eph! 🤣🤣🤣

  42. 2020 June 17 5:40 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

  43. 2020 June 17 5:43 pm
    bc3b permalink

    If 85% of police officers are male and only 13% are black, why are so many police departments headed by blacks or women?

  44. 2020 June 17 5:57 pm
    Eph permalink


    The 3 things I love most about BJG:

    1. BCs porn cheerleaders (I can say that now that all the BJG women have left)

    2. KHs eyoring

    3. IPs emails

    I couldnt live without all three!

  45. 2020 June 17 5:59 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Two weeks ago Atlanta DA claimed taser was a deadly weapon when black cops used it on black college students:

  46. 2020 June 17 6:00 pm
    justrand permalink

    Eph, one of these days ‘The Ministry of Truth’ and ‘The Price of Freedom’ will return as well…stay tuned. 🙂

  47. 2020 June 17 6:05 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #47 –

    Porn cheerleaders? You don’t see any more than you’d see on South Beach in Miami.

  48. 2020 June 17 6:22 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Police chiefs:
    Portland, OR: within six months – black woman, replaced by white woman replaced by black man
    Atlanta: white lesbian woman just resigned
    Seattle: Black woman
    Minneapolis: lesbian Native American woman followed by black man
    Detroit: very competent black man
    Dallas: Black woman
    Chicago: Black male, followed by another black male (former Dallas chief)
    Philadelphia: Black Woman
    Hallendale, FL (SWAT team resigned): Hispanic woman
    Even the burbs: Aurora, CO narrows choice to three black men and a white woman who looks like a dyke

  49. 2020 June 17 6:39 pm
    Eph permalink


    All homos

    I would never do it

  50. 2020 June 17 6:58 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  51. 2020 June 17 9:08 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    19, looks like there’s a replacement already LOL

  52. 2020 June 18 4:12 am
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #52

    A beach in St. Maarten?

  53. 2020 June 18 4:29 am
    bc3b permalink

    Video of Fulton County DA claiming taser is a deadly weapon under Georgia law to charge two black cops two weeks ago:

    Defense attorney: “For my first witness I’d like to call the Fulton County District Attorney.”

  54. 2020 June 18 5:04 am
    bc3b permalink

    FBI uses custom tee shirt, ordered online, to track woman who set fire to two police cars.

  55. 2020 June 18 5:09 am
    drdog09 permalink



  56. 2020 June 18 5:24 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Vera Lynn, RIP, 103

  57. 2020 June 18 6:29 am
    drdog09 permalink

  58. 2020 June 18 7:22 am
    justrand permalink

    Drdog, whoever “Heartiste” is I would say he/she is cocked, locked and ready to rock. I still think we have 12 months…but I may lower that estimate. 👿

  59. 2020 June 18 8:46 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    “I still think we have 12 months”

    I saw today that SCOTUS extended DACA.
    It was somehow OK for Obama to issue an Executive Order but not for Trump to rescind it.
    If Dems convince the military to take over … or if Dems attempt massive, flagrant election fraud, does anyone doubt where Roberts will stand?

  60. 2020 June 18 10:21 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Heartste might be calling it —

  61. 2020 June 18 12:56 pm

    There is little reason for conservatives to vote anymore when we lose the supreme court. roberts is a compromised quisling.

  62. 2020 June 18 1:53 pm

    43 – lol. …and go where, this liberal virus is nearly everywhere.

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