NBC Airs, Then Repeatedly Censors 'Racist Image' Left By Escapees

Matthew Balan | June 8, 2015
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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. The following morning, the 08 June 2015 edition of Today also aired the blurred-out version of the prisoners' note.

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