I know this is a few days old, but CNN decided to have a segment N Word Vs ‘Cracker’: Which Is Worse? Presumably, there was a pitch meeting at some point.
Producer 1: Did you hear that Trayvon Martin may have called George Zimmerman a cracker?
Producer 2: Are you pitching me a segment?
Producer 1: Yeah. Let’s make it a debate between that and the N-word.
Producer 2: What?!
Producer 1: You know. We’ll have LeVar Burton, and we’ll ask him when it’s OK to use that word.
Producer 2: I’m sorry. I must have heard you wrong. I thought you just pitched me that we would have the actor who played Kunta Kinte on our news show and ask him if it’s OK to use the N-word.
Producer 1: Yeah, that’s a good idea. But we’ll make it a debate about if that is as bad as calling someone who is stalking you a cracker to your friend you’re on the phone with.
Producer 2: Well, does anyone think they’re equivalent?
Producer 1: Sure!
Producer 2: This is a terrible idea.
Producer 1: This is CNN. Can I do it?
Producer 2: Fine whatever. If you need me I’ll be drinking myself silly and then pissing almost as fast as we piss away any remaining credibility.