Virginia alt-weekly changes policy after it prints racist rant

WVIR-TV | The Blaze

C-Ville Weekly in Charlottesville, Va., will change its policy about printing comments from readers, WVIR-TV reports. It ran a transcribed voicemail in a section called "The Rant" that included a message from someone complaining that blacks want free food from restaurants. The section -- which features published anonymous voicemails -- does not appear to be online, but you can see a picture of the page in this Blaze story.



Some people protested outside the paper's offices Monday. C-Ville Editor-in-Chief Giles Morris apologized in a comment, saying the paper's decision to run the transcript "was a mistake and there's no excuse for it."

Morris tells WVIR the paper "is starting a new policy that sexist, racist, or hate rants will not run in the paper."

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  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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