Michael Lacey 'N-Word' Speech Video Online
This evening, I learned about an incident involving Michael Lacey, executive editor of the Village Voice, and his recent use of the “N” word during a Society of Professional Journalists awards banquet in Phoenix.
In researching the incident further, I learned that none of the “big boys” in the mainstream news media — ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, Los Angeles Times or New York Times — have seen fit to cover the racist comment committed by the leader of the well-known alternative weekly. Instead, only a few of the smaller media outlets around the nation have touched the topic.
Take a look at this Arizona Family video of the speech and see if you think his comments deserve as much attention, let’s say, as radio talk show host Don Imus received.