Michelle Malkin has gathered together some great examples of political correctness run amok in the media. In matters of international race, people in the media need to think before they speak and read what they've written before they publish!
This reminds me of the time I referred to a black woman as a "black woman" and my daughter told me, "Mama, you can't say that! You're not supposed to bring up her skin color! That's racist!" ... yeah, right! If you have fifty women of the same height, same age, same build, wearing the same styled dress of the same color, and all are wearing glasses and identical hats, but one woman is black and has just said the most interesting thing and you try to tell someone about it ... but you don't know her name and the companion to whom you're trying to relay the interesting comment doesn't either ... exactly how are you supposed to refer to this woman? Now, being a person who hates political correctness ... I might just mention her skin color ... I will not denigrate her, cast aspersions on her person because of her skin color, or insinuate anything negative about her ... I'm just trying to say "that woman over there" without pointing (which is also rude, my mama taught me ... long before political correctness messed everything up) ... I might say that black woman. (Remember "African Americans" were once referred to as "colored", switched to black [as in "black power], went to African American, and finally to "persons of color" ... um ... black is a color ... I'm just beige.)
Most people of my generation and those before mine were taught to speak their minds (as tactfully as possible, mind you) without intentionally insulting those around them. People of all shapes, sizes, origins, colors, etc. need to quick being so freaking thin-skinned and learn how to deal.