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Utah City Mayor Mia Love's Wikipedia Page Vandalized with Slurs After RNC Speech

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Utah city mayor Mia Love gave a short speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday. During the same night she gave the speech, her Wikipedia page was changed to include racist and sexist comments. 

Comments on the page have been removed, but several screenshots of the changes exist, revealing a section calling her a "dirty, worthless whore" who "sold out to big business." Another section also calls her a "sell-out" to the "right wing hate machine" who has been exploited "like the House N***** she truly is." 

During Love's speech, she told the story of how her parents immigrated from Haiti with only $10 in their pockets. She discussed the American dream, and threw in some comments about Obama's "divided" America. 

Fox News reached out to Love's campaign for comment, but they have not responded. 

Love hasn't been the only non-white speaker at the convention. The opening night of the convention had numerous Hispanic and black speakers, ranging from Democratic Alabama Rep. Artur Davis to Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz. Condoleezza Rice and Susana Martinez are scheduled to speak Wednesday. 

Minority speakers have received little airtime on MSNBC. Rich Noyes, research director for Media Research Center, said the only speaker who received significant air time was Indian-American South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. 

Noyes said that the media outlets have to cover Tropical Storm Issac, but emphasized that they should be putting more focus on showing minority speakers at the convention. 

"There's been this undercurrent in the media that the Republican Party has a diversity problem, that they're not reaching out to minorities," Noyes said. "It's been something you've heard about for months. Well, this is the Republican Party reaching out. If they're reaching out and nobody covers it, who's seeing them do it?"

Noyes expects that Condoleezza Rice will receive enough air time on Wednesday, as well as Florida Senator Marco Rubio on Thursday. 

The lack of minority coverage comes after Los Angeles Democratic Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said GOP efforts to reach out to Hispanic voters have been failing. 

"You can't just trot out a brown face or a Spanish surname and expect that people are going to vote for your party, or your candidate," Villaraigosa said. 


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