Friday, March 16, 2007
Sean Braisted's You Tube video of Ben West Jr.'s comments at a February 2007 Davidson County Democratic Party breakfast was the subject of a NewsChannel5 story broadcast last night. The story involved Mr. West's allegedly racist joke about Hispanic Republicans. NewsChannel5 reporter Amy Rau failed to credit Sean with the video footage of the story, instead referring to it simply as video from youtube.com. This is another instance of the mainstream media's laziness and their failure to properly source their stories.