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How Race-Driven Is the Media? This Race-Driven

Legal experts on CNN had a bizarre discussion about a case involving the shooting of a black suspect by a New Jersey police officer.

Ashley Banfield, host of CNN’s Legal View, asked her colleague and fellow legal analyst if the shooting may have been a race-driven incident.

The response essentially amounts to – Um, no, because the police officer who shot him was also black.

Take a look at the uncomfortable exchange …

Simply brilliant.

Banfield clearly tries to dredge up a false race-based narrative simply because the man – who had a gun in his car – was black.

It’s quite an effort on the part of the legal analyst to let her down easy with “Well, I don’t believe it is.”

What do you think of the media’s efforts to interject race into every crime story they discuss? Have they gotten out of control?