For whatever misguided reason, someone from Arizona broadcast affiliate ABC15 thought it might be a great idea to visit Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles (“one of the only soul food restaurants in Phoenix,” its website notes) on Saturday and ask customers to comment on George Zimmerman being found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The tactic appalled several viewers and journalists, one of whom openly questioned the decision on Twitter. “Perhaps the lighting at the local basketball court wasn’t conducive to filming television interviews that night,” the Phoenix New Times notes. Just about the worst thing ever, straight ahead.
ABC 15 Goes to Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles for Reaction to Trayvon Martin Case [Phoenix New Times via Romenesko]