Judgment-Free Journalism, Continued: The Case of Prussian Blue

by Scott Baradell | PR and Pop Culture

Judgment-Free Journalism, Continued: The Case of Prussian Blue


Teen People came close to publishing a story on the white-supremacist singing duo Prussian Blue that did not mention the words “hate,” “supremacist” or “Nazi.” The writer had agreed with the teen duo’s mother not to use these terms, but instead the more palatable “white pride.”

Sounds like the story was going to be pretty similar to this interview with the girls that appeared on the Web site of National Vanguard, a white-separatist group that includes the girls’ mom as a member.

The Teen People story was pulled after a protest at Time Warner headquarters earlier this week by citizens who saw a teaser for the article on the magazine’s Web site.

And you thought my “Anderson Cooper Interviews Hermann Goering” post was an exaggeration?

When the media begins covering Nazis in the same “he said, she said” way it now covers the “scientific” debate over intelligent design, we’re in big trouble.

(Image from NationalVanguard.org)

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