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Source: CNN N-word slip has not resulted in apology, punishment


By Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.

 Editor & Publisher

June 4, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - When CNN anchor Kyra Phillips apologized last week for the N-word sullying a segment about an elderly black woman Phillips said that the network was working to make the matter right, however Redding News Review has learned that nothing more has been done, according a CNN source.

"There has been no apology and no internal discussion on it," a CNN source told Redding News Review. 

The source, who requested anonymity, is "not aware of any apology to anyone, except the on air apology."

Redding News Review first reported on last Wednesday that CNN apologized after the N-word blared from an unedited version of Coolio's "Fantastic Voyage" at the conclusion of the segment about Gladys Flamer, who still drives her own Cadillac.

"We aired some music just a few minutes ago, and, obviously for those of you that heard it, it was the wrong music that aired," anchor Kyra Phillips said following the segment. "We apologize for that. It was a terrible mistake. And we're working very hard to make up for it."

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Neither Phillips nor the network explained how such a slip could occur.

Flamer could not be reached for comment about if CNN had called her to apologize.

CNN has not returned multiple calls to comment.


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