writes: "On August 30, 2005 the AP labels a picture "A looter carries a bucket of beer out of a grocery store in New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, as floodwaters continue to rise in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Monday." Problems arise when a "white" person is seen with food taken from stores and is labeled as "looking for food."
The problem most people had were that the "black man" was labeled a looter while the "white man" was looking for food in equal conditions.
So today I see this comment:
"I could stay an hour and a half at the front end or three hours at the back end," joked Ronald Marshall, a black Democrat.
In the entire article race isn't brought up anywhere else. Of all the people interviewed, there is no hint or revelation of their ethnicity or race.
The AP has been accused of not reporting the news fairly, but rather taking a bias due to race/color. Was this AP reporter out of hand or were they just reporting things as they saw it?"