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Diversity Fatigue Friday: “Meet The Press” Suffering From MicroDiversity April 24, 2009

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For the past decade I have watched Sunday morning political commentary shows such as Meet The Press and George Stephanopoulos. I can’t say it has been enjoyable because I am usually yelling at the screen but nevertheless, I watch to hear realistic dialogue about current events.
I can say with certainty that I have never, never, EVER looked at the guests on Meet The Press and thought “Gee, there are never any black people on this show”

Apparently for one person’s narrative, there is always a counter narrative as I learned from visiting Black News.com

Sunday Morning Talk Shows Showcasing More Blacks

By DAVID BAUDER
AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — During a “Meet the Press” round-table earlier this month, NBC’s David Gregory turned to Rutgers University economist William Rodgers for an assessment of President Barack Obama’s overseas trip. Rodgers said he’d give the president a grade of either A-minus or B-plus.

There was nothing remarkable about the discussion. Yet Rodgers’ presence, his first time on “Meet the Press,” illustrated a quiet effort at improving diversity on the Sunday morning political talk shows.

Rodgers’ appearance marked one of 40 times a black American had been on one of the four broadcast shows this year, through April 12. During the same period two years ago, there were 25 appearances.

Gee one of 40 times…I can’t say that I have noticed. I was too busy grinding my teeth over the Obama bullshit that was coming from most of their mouths…with the exception of RNC Chairman Michael Steele. Because honestly if it was Donna Brazille, I know did not see race. I saw an Obama supporting disgrace and responded most vehemently by pushing the mute button. So No, I never noticed the skin color of guests on the show. Do African Americans honestly resent Meet the Press for not “showcasing” enough people of color? How many Asians have been on the show? Latinos? Women? Gay or Lesbian? Little People?

Meet The Press Hold Your Racist Head Down In Shame

Meet The Press Hold Your Racist Head Down In Shame

Even at a time the United States has elected a black president, these things are noticed. Michele Norris, host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” said she hears some “attagirls” on the street after she’s been on a Sunday morning round-table. Ian Cameron, executive producer of ABC’s “This Week,” gets e-mails from the public about diversity.

The National Urban League Policy Institute was critical of the programs in a report issued four years ago that it called “Sunday Morning Apartheid.”

There is nothing more galling than having white people sitting around talking about black people, and that is often what happens during these shows,” said Richard Prince, who writes regularly on diversity for the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.

Cameron said he first became conscious of the issue while working at a Canadian television network in 1989 and a Toronto Star columnist mocked a program for being little more than “three white guys talking about the economy.”

Ahem, aren’t those statements in bold racist??? Are there really white people who sit around and talk about black people on those shows? Currently, the color that is the topic of discussion is GREEN- as in the economy or the environment. There is that minor foreign incident in Israel. Hamas? Pirates…

Given that the article was already stressing me out enough, I was stricken with diversity fatigue by the time I reached the part where the interviewee attempted to justify that the call for more blacks on the TV shows was not analogous to implementing racial quotas.

“Two of the 40 appearances were by Obama himself, on “This Week” in January and CBS’ “Face the Nation” in March. “Fox News Sunday” had the greatest frequency of appearances by blacks, primarily because Juan Williams is a regular panelist. Norris made three appearances on “Meet the Press” during that time, according to figures compiled for The Associated Press by Media Matters for America.

More familiar faces included Gwen Ifill of PBS, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and Bill Cosby. “


These are all liberals by the way, but who’s counting?

“It’s not about numbers,” she said. “It’s not about quotas. It’s not about window-dressing. It’s about the broadcast that you produce and are you doing the kind of journalism that is truly representative? Are you asking the right questions?”

Prince said he noticed the programs are making progress.

Still, improvement in this area may overshadow work needed in others.

Media Matters also measured the number of Latino guests or panelists on “Meet the Press,” “This Week,” “Face the Nation” and “Fox News Sunday” this year for the same period.

The count?

Zero.

Hmmm, I thought you were not keeping quotas???. This Sunday, I will keep an eye out for more people of color. The news and commentary is a tinker’s dam. My duty under the new hopenchange mantra of Obama is to keep a running tally of the African Americans that appear on the show. It will make me sleep better at night knowing that I am being represented by Donna Brazille and Maxine Waters (grab wastebasket, stick face in and barf)

This really is a new era of that heralds the end of racism…Yeah right.

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It’s Friday!!! What’s in Your Wallet???

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Friday is here! The end of the week. Payday for many Americans!!!! What’s in YOUR WALLET?

George Washington, our nation's first president and leader of the American Revolution!

George Washington, our nation's first president and leader of the American Revolution!

Abe Lincoln, our most honorable leader pull our nation through its darkest time!

Abe Lincoln, our most honorable leader pull our nation through its darkest time!

Alexander Hamilton, founding father, first secretary of the treasure and leader of the constitutional convention!

Alexander Hamilton, founding father, first secretary of the treasure and leader of the constitutional convention!

Andrew Jackson, "Old Hickory " fought the British in New Orleans !

Andrew Jackson

Ulysses Grant, Union army general, lead the North through the Civil War!

Ulysses Grant, Union army general, lead the North through the Civil War!

Ben Franklin, Genius inventor, political theorist and leading author of the constitution.

Ben Franklin, Genius inventor, political theorist and leading author of the constitution.

Barack Obama Greatest Wealth Redistributor of Our Time

Barack Obama Greatest Wealth Redistributor of Our Time

 

For Soros So Loved the World that He Gave His Only Inexperienced Son

Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy — afrocity @ 8:24 AM
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The more the general public is educated about the failings of our president, the better. The Obama administration and its minions have obviously declared its aim to be be suppression of dissent hence we are in a culture that is obsessed with the rock star Obama. It is no surprise that we are offered remarkably little in the way criticism of our Dear Leader. Blissful ignorance is the atmosphere and spirit that we are beginning to embrace. When it comes to out president behavior which would have once been thought of as inexperience is becoming the acceptable standard. More problematic is how the Obamacrats have become willing and uncompensated partners in crime with the liberal media. The outward opposition to Kool Aid dispensed conformity is shown primarily through the lens of vigilant conservatives who are marginalized by the left as “radical right wing attacks”. But remember logic has no function with these guys.

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Last night, I was reading an article from Town Hall.com that should get more attention as proof of Barack Obama’s lack of experience:

Thursday, April 23, 2009
Michael Barone :: Townhall.com Columnist
Obama Lets Congress — and Lobbyists — Do the Work

Barack Obama spelled out his positions on the issues during the campaign, but is letting members of Congress do almost all the heavy lifting now that he’s in office.

Thus the $787 billion stimulus package was largely written by members of the Appropriations committees, with concessions made to the three Republicans whose votes were needed in the Senate. Health care bills are now being fleshed out by Chairman Max Baucus and ranking Republican Charles E. Grassley in the Senate Finance Committee, and by Democratic committee chairmen in the House. The administration has proposed cap-and-trade legislation to limit carbon dioxide emissions, but the sole working draft made public has come from House committee chairmen Henry A. Waxman and Edward J. Markey.

For those who remember Obama’s promise to be a transformative leader, it comes as a surprise to see such deference to Congress. Obama insiders explain that when Hillary Clinton tried to draft a health care bill without input from Congress, the project crashed and burned.

Obamabot: Now don’t you think Michael Barone is being a little hard on Dear Leader? Obama was a senator so he must possess some knowledge of authoring a piece of legislation. Right?

One might add that Obama never acquired much legislative expertise in his three years and 10 months as a senator, most of which he spent campaigning for president. Better, perhaps, to leave it to Congress, where Democratic senators have considerable experience legislating and the relevant House committees are led by experienced and unusually competent chairmen.

Obamabot: Okay, so what? Congress is more than capable of taking care of those things

….Barone continues by analyzing the consequences of previous men in the oval office who passed the buck to Congress. He concluded by stating that this was NOT the change that we expected from President Obama.

In the meantime, we are presented with a scene that would have delighted Mark Twain. A president who campaigned for office promising to banish lobbyists from his midst has left it in the hands of Congress to work out all the details of complex legislation that would have enormous effects on economic activities of all sorts. The entirely predictable result is a profusion of lobbyists such as Washington has never seen. Quite an accomplishment for the candidate who promised hope and change.

Obamabot: (has Ipod on playing REM’s Shining Happy People)

Secretary of State Meets w/ Obama in his Fav Spot

Secretary of State Meets w/ Obama in his Fav Spot

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