Tallahassee Station’s Vehicle Vandalized with Anti-Semitic Writing

By Kevin Eck 

An anti-semitic phrase was written on a WCTV news vehicle over the weekend.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, reporter Lanetra Bennett told police she found the words “Jew Media” written in black marker on the hood of one of the Tallahassee CBS affiliate’s news cars.

“The meaning of that message was unclear; it did not contain profanity, nor did it make a personal attack,” said news director Jeff Schlesser. “There was no threat. The employee tells us she believes this is an isolated incident. As a station and a newsroom, we felt it was absolutely necessary to document what happened by taking video and pictures for our internal files.”

Bennett said she took the car home over the weekend and didn’t see the writing until Monday. A friend of hers took the picture above. From The Democrat:

TPD officers, in their report of the incident, said they had not visited the scene or collected evidence but filed the report at the request of the reporting party. The incident is not being investigated.

Top WCTV staff said they did not believe the vandalism was a threat.

Bennett has worked at the station for 16 years and has been reporting since 2004.