US TV anchor confronts racist email from viewer live on air


During Atlanta's mayoral election coverage Tuesday (Dec. 6), CBS46 news anchors Ben Swann, Alicia Roberts and Sharon Reed discussed the election's racial dynamics. Norwood, who said she planned to request the recount but who was trailing Bottoms, would be the city's first white mayor in over four decades.

Tuesday night, during CBS 46's nightly news broadcast, Reed had the email pulled up on the screen for all to see, read it out loud, and proceeded to verbally annihilate the woman who wrote the slur twice in the crude message. "It's o.k. (sic) for blacks to discuss certain subjects but not whites. really???" You are a racist n--r.

Reed saw the email and her live clapback is television gold.

With the utmost professionalism, Reed debunked the original claim that she and her team, whose races range from white and Black, were somehow race-baiting. "Quite the contrary. We think that race is an authentic discussion to have", Reed continued. It's one we're having tonight because it's one that you are talking about at home and it's one that has clearly entered the Atlanta mayor's race. As reported on sites including the Root, she was discussing the racial dynamics in the Atlanta mayor race when Kathy Rae chose to reach out. "That's why, behind the scenes, my colleagues and I - white and black - we decided, hey let's go for it. Because we do try to keep it real here and I think we do a very good job of it".

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Reed said she wouldn't make the same mistake and mischaracterize the email sender's viewpoint.

The viewer, who gave her name as Kathy Rae, accused Reed of "race baiting". "I get it. On December 5th, 2017, you think it's OK to call this journalist a n****r".

"I would say to Kathy a couple of things", Reed said.

Reed added that she doesn't think it's OK and instead of saying another word about Rae, made a decision to let the sender's words "speak for themselves".

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