An editorial in the Anniston Star newspaper says that for working-class white Southerners—taken for granted and manipulated by Republicans and ignored by Democrats—the loss of the Confederate flag means losing one of the last vestiges of their culture.
Salon says coverage of the death of the 28-year-old black woman, who was found in a Texas jail after a violent arrest for a minor traffic infraction last week, was conspicuously absent from the conservative cable news network.
Some say that the president’s response to a question by April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks during a press conference is reminiscent of Obama during his first term, when he spoke out about controversial legal matters in the news.
Don Lemon's mic was cut after a brief debate with his colleague Jake Tapper over whether Wednesday's powerful eulogy of Clementa C. Pinckney was the first time President Obama spoke openly about race in America.
For journalists like Valencia Wicker, a reporter and weekend anchor for WICV-TV, the ABC affiliate, Wednesday's shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., was a local story and also deeply personal.