NBC Airs, Then Repeatedly Censors ‘Racist Image’ Left By Escapees

NBC News censored itself on Sunday, after it broadcast the “have a nice day” message left by two prison escapees from New York State on Today.

The Post-It note included a caricature of an East Asian man with slanted eyes, a bucktooth grin, and wearing a stereotypical conical hat.

Hours later, when NBC Nightly News covered the manhunt for the fugitives, the newscast blurred out the “racially-offensive Post-it note,” as John Yang labeled it, three separate times during the correspondent’s report…

Video at link.

  • Ed

    “Ah so!”

  • vimy

    If the post-it note was posted by the escapees post it.

    • Clinton

      Ah, but then NBC would miss its opportunity to make a display
      of its “sensitivity”. It’s not really about whether the post-it is
      news, it’s about NBC reinforcing its image of PC-awareness.

  • Kathy Nelson

    What’s racist about a Chinese face cartoon? Lamestream media has gotten so disgusting I think it is time to censor them out.

    • Frau Katze

      Forget the jailbreak…they’re racists!

  • cmh

    where’s the racism in the pic? if those two are watching this i bet they are rolling on the floor laffing

    • Frau Katze

      I’m sure would find it hilarious.

  • Xavier

    1) Only racists would view the cartoon as racist.
    2) At least the escapees used yellow paper.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    So, NBC doesn’t trust its viewers to take the picture in stride. Talk about a heckler’s veto.

  • just a thought

    just because they were murderers is no reason to sully their reputations by showing the world they were RACISTS! The media has an obligation to protect them. ….or course, if they were Republicans…

  • DMB

    If Asian people or anyone else finds this offensive rather than murderers escaping prison and on the loose than they need mental help.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    East Asian?
    We call them Orientals.