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Post  fshnski on Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:59 am

Can you imagine the outrage if a news organization published a headline reading "FINALLY! A Show Without All Those Old Black Guys Getting In The Way?"

I guess the folks at the Huffington Post didn't consider that when they put the following headline atop their media page:

FINALLY! A Show Without All Those Old White Guys Getting In The Way


The associated article applauded PBS for no longer having any white males anchoring the NewsHour.

Whilst celebrating "diversity," media editor Jack Mirkinson - who appears from his picture to be a white male! - didn't catch the irony that he was applauding one demographic group being eschewed by a publicly-funded news organization.

I guess diversity in 2013 means old white guys needn't apply.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/09/07/huffpo-headline-finally-show-without-all-those-old-white-guys-getting#ixzz2eIlmGqP3

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Post  WHL on Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:24 am

I have no problem with blacks as news anchors or on programs or commercials. What does bug me is that the representation is unequal. If an alien came down to this country from outer space, they would think most of us were black. Why wouldn't the amount be proportionate? If we have 20% blacks in this country, then why do we have 60% blacks on tv for instance?? I am not saying we should have a quota, I am just saying it seems there IS a quote which they obviously think they NEED to fullfill. It is the same as with colleges and jobs. They say students and employees who are not deserving get accepted just because of their color.
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Post  News Pigeon on Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:52 am

WHL wrote:I have no problem with blacks as news anchors or on programs or commercials.  What does bug me is that the representation is unequal. If an alien came down to this country from outer space, they would think most of us were black.  Why wouldn't the amount be proportionate?  If we have 20% blacks in this country, then why do we have 60% blacks on tv for instance??  I am not saying we should have a quota, I am just saying it seems there IS a quote which they obviously think they NEED to fullfill.  It is the same as with colleges and jobs.  They say students and employees who are not deserving get accepted just because of their color.
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Post  News Buzzard on Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:20 pm

News Pigeon wrote:
WHL wrote:I have no problem with blacks as news anchors or on programs or commercials.  What does bug me is that the representation is unequal. If an alien came down to this country from outer space, they would think most of us were black.  Why wouldn't the amount be proportionate?  If we have 20% blacks in this country, then why do we have 60% blacks on tv for instance??  I am not saying we should have a quota, I am just saying it seems there IS a quote which they obviously think they NEED to fullfill.  It is the same as with colleges and jobs.  They say students and employees who are not deserving get accepted just because of their color.
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Post  News Pigeon on Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:31 pm

News Buzzard wrote:
News Pigeon wrote:
WHL wrote:I have no problem with blacks as news anchors or on programs or commercials.  What does bug me is that the representation is unequal. If an alien came down to this country from outer space, they would think most of us were black.  Why wouldn't the amount be proportionate?  If we have 20% blacks in this country, then why do we have 60% blacks on tv for instance??  I am not saying we should have a quota, I am just saying it seems there IS a quote which they obviously think they NEED to fullfill.  It is the same as with colleges and jobs.  They say students and employees who are not deserving get accepted just because of their color.
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Post  News Hawk on Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:15 pm

WHL wrote:I have no problem with blacks as news anchors or on programs or commercials.  What does bug me is that the representation is unequal. If an alien came down to this country from outer space, they would think most of us were black.  Why wouldn't the amount be proportionate?  If we have 20% blacks in this country, then why do we have 60% blacks on tv for instance??  I am not saying we should have a quota, I am just saying it seems there IS a quote which they obviously think they NEED to fullfill.  It is the same as with colleges and jobs.  They say students and employees who are not deserving get accepted just because of their color.
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