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Atlanta Reporter Drags Racist Viewer Who Called Her The N-Word

Atlanta Reporter Drags Racist Viewer Who Called Her The N-Word

"You are a racist N*ger (sic). you are what's wrong with the world".

A former local news anchor in Cleveland gave a sharp response Tuesday to a viewer who sent her an email calling her a racial slur.

Unfortunately, the conversation left viewer Kathy Rae fuming, so much so that she felt compelled to send Reed an email saying she ought to be fired for making "race baiting comments". "It's one that we're having tonight because it's one that you are talking about at home and it's one that has clearly entered the Atlanta mayor's race", she said.

As votes poured in for Keisha Lance Bottoms, a Black woman Democrat, and Mary Norwood, a white Independent candidate, Reed and her co-anchors Ben Swan and Alicia Roberts discussed the impact of race on the election in which Bottoms ultimately emerged victorious pending a recount.

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According to the Ventura County Medical Examiner she had hanged herself and was found in the early hours of Tuesday morning. I'm not putting my body at risk, i don't know what they do in their private lives'. "No hate", she wrote in another tweet.

CBS 46's Sharon Reed addressed the viewer during the Atlanta station's Tuesday night broadcast, during which she and her colleague's were covering the city's mayoral race. "I get it. On December 5th, 2017, you think it's OK to call this journalist a n****r". I don't. But I could clap back and say a few things to you, but instead, I'll let your words, Kathy Rae, speak for themselves. "So I won't mischaracterize your view either, Kathy Rae. See ya at 11 on CBS46 with the latest results in the Atlanta mayor's race!"

Kathyrae1962 told Reed she "is what's wrong with the world" in an email. "And that'll be the last word". In the email, Rae called Reed a "racist" and a "n--" who thought it was alright for people of color to discuss certain topics but becomes offensive when white journalists do the same. But Bottoms is black and Norwood is white. "Number one, you mischaracterize what I said. Right? Because we do try to keep it real here and I think we do a good job of it". What she said was not in a teleprompter.

She also pointed out that the author of the message misspelled the insult, writing it as Niger - which is a country in West Africa.

Though Reed has kept somewhat mum on the matter since the newscast ended, the same can't be said for netizens.