Cops in Black and White

By Anthony | October 30th, 2006 | 11:09 pm

I’m a little behind the curve, but last week I finally started reading Jerry Bledsoe’s “Cops in Black and White” series in The Rhino Times (pick through their archives to find the earlier installments). I’m about halfway through, but so far my initial take on it is that the News and Record should be embarrased that they didn’t do something like this themselves. Bledsoe is doing a great job at looking at the big picture and tying together all the disparate threads of the story.

6 Responses to “Cops in Black and White”

  1. meblogin Says:

    I am 100% with you as to why the News and Record did not beat this drum more.

  2. Fec Stench Says:

    I was re-reading part VII recently which tells about all the press the N&R gave Hinson. They got taken in like so many others and have no leg to stand on.

  3. PotatoStew Says:

    Yep, that’s the part that I just finished reading. Any previous fawning over Hinson would seem to hurt their credibility at least a little bit. Whether that’s justified or not, I don’t know.

    It would be interesting to hear a newsroom journalist’s take on it (Joe K? Lex?): When there is previous positive coverage of a figure, and when that person is the “go to” guy for quotes and insight on other stories, are reporters more likely to go easy on that person when he gets negative press? Or are there any sort of safeguards in place to ensure objectivity?

  4. Brenda Bowers Says:

    Welcome to the Thursday Rhino Club! I am warning you, it really is addictive. It is also a depressing as well as an accurate picture of the cesspool that Greensboro/Guilford elected, appointed and hired officialdom has become.

  5. Bubba Says:

    “I’m about halfway through, but so far my initial take on it is that the News and Record should be embarrased that they didn’t do something like this themselves.”

    That’s my point on the “Blame Wray” meme.

  6. Ed Cone Says:

    The N&R’s silence on the allegations against Hinson and the allegations of racial politics in the GPD is strange and unhelpful.