Of Michael Putney, Uncle Luke, the KKK, and Marco Rubio (Video)
News flash: Old white guy confuses KKK with NAACP.
So, is veteran TV reporter Michael Putney uncomfortable with the sight of two black candidates running for Miami-Dade County mayor?
A factual error made by the newsman while serving as moderator at a political debate suggests that possibility.
While rephrasing a comment made by José "Pepe" Cancio, Putney substituted the acronym for the hangman's faction with that of the famed civil rights organization.
Putney knows the proper quote well. He even used it as the basis for a Miami Herald
column he wrote. Maybe no other local news teams noticed, but candidates
Carlos Gimenez, Marcelo Llorente, and Julio Robaina caught the gaffe. But, politicans through and through, they kept
their mouths shut.
Luckily, we got it all on video, along with
talk about Rick Scott being a dope-head, audience member Commissioner
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