Speaking straight into the camera, Reed had another message for Rae: "I think when arguing with somebody, you have to be careful not to mischaracterize their viewpoint".
"You need to be fired for the race-baiting comment you made tonight, It's o.k.to discuss certain subjects, but not whites ..."
After showing Rae's email, Reed goes on to list everything that was wrong with the email. It's one we're having tonight because it's one that many of you are having at home. "I didn't say that white people couldn't talk about race", Reed said.
While discussing how shifting racial demographics of Atlanta played a part in the recent Georgia city mayoral election, news anchor Sharon Reed stopped the live programme to discuss the email that had been sent in from viewer Kathy Rae.
"On Dec. 5, 2017, you think it's OK to call this journalist a n****r". But I could clap back and say a few things to you. But instead, I will let your works, Kathy Rae, speak for themselves. "See ya at 11 on CBS46 with the latest results in the Atlanta mayor's race!" Police also told the Daily News in 2002 that Reed, then 30, "admitted to us that she was responsible for the harassment and the threats" directed at Taylor.
In a video she shared to her professional Facebook page, Reed showed the world what journalists of color deal with on a daily basis and responded directly to Kathy Rae herself. Norwood is running as an independent, white Bottoms is supported by the state's Democratic Party. "And that'll be the last word", Reed said. "You are what I call a N****r not a black person". On the other hand, a Bottoms win "would continue a run of African-American mayors that began with Maynard Jackson in the mid-1970s". What she said was not in a teleprompter. That said, I really do believe that everyone is entitled to an opinion and we definitely put opposing views on the air all the time at CBS 46. Rather, he said, a third party admitted to Reed that they were making the postings.
"First of all, if she is going to a derogatory word, she needs to learn how to spell it!" wrote one user. "Right? Because we do try to keep it real here and I think we do a good job of it".