Bad, bad journalism

This here is some really bad journalism from CNN:

(CNN) — A jury awarded $2.5 million in damages on Friday to a Kentucky teenager who was severely beaten by members of a Ku Klux Klan group because they mistakenly thought he was an illegal Latino immigrant, the Southern Poverty Law Center said.

The jury found that the Imperial Klans of America and its founder wrongfully targeted 16-year-old Jordan Gruver, an American citizen of Panamanian and Native-American descent.

Yes, because the Klansmen’s actions would’ve otherwise been acceptable had the teenager actually been an illegal immigrant, right? They lost the case because of bad targeting, not because of hate-based egregious assault, eh?

One Response to “Bad, bad journalism”

  1. Ed Says:

    Coming from the CNN I’m not surprised. The real question is: is it really bad journalism or did they really mean to write it the way they did…(?)