Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Faux Alternative Enrages Black Employees

august 20, 2001  06:22 am
The Mercury, which is distributed every week wrapped around the Las Vegas Review-Journal's entertainment section, had to ditch the entire 30,000-copy print run of its Aug. 3 issue because of an article that enraged African-American employees at its daily-paper parent, reports Las Vegas Weekly. Editor Geoff Schumacher defended the satirical article — which was headlined: “Sun City Anthem residents: 'What's next, blacks?'” — as "funny and not racist and fine to go. (But) having heard the concerns, I understand this could be taken in more than one way."