By describing the two boys who died along with three girls in a Newport Beach Memorial Day crash as "obsessed," "Middle Eastern immigrants" who "spoke Arabic together when they hung out, which was constantly," is the Associated Press displaying cultural insensitivity?
|Driver Abdulrahman Alyahyan, R.I.P.|
If not, asks a media watchdog, why did the AP not report on the ethnicity, languages and country of origin of the female victims? The international news service reveals driver Abdulrahman Alyahyan, 17, was from Saudi Arabia and passenger Nozad Al Hamawendi, 17, was from Iraq. One assumes from the surnames, but not AP, that Cecilia Zamora, 17, and sisters Robin Cabrera, 17, and Aurora Cabrera, 16, are Latinas.