Skip to comments.NAACP Blasts Lack of Diversity in Prime Time News
Posted on 07/07/2011 10:25:35 AM PDT by Red Badger
In a press release issued this morning, the NAACP condemned 24-hour cable news channel CNN for its recently announced prime time news lineup, calling the lack of diversity in its collection of news anchors a glaring omission. The NAACP is deeply concerned with the lack of African American journalists in prime time news, both on cable and national news shows, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous said in the statement. We have come to expect this from the likes of Fox News, but not other networks. While we understand that news is now a 24-hour cycle, most Americans get their news from the morning and evening prime time broadcasts. The new CNN news lineup, which was announced yesterday, features John King, Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett and Piers Morgan. CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The NAACPs Hollywood Bureau also announced its plans to meet with cable news presidents to address the issue. Hollywood Bureau Executive Director Vic Bulluk was not immediately available for comment.
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Fox news has more black contributors (Juan Williams) than the entire sM, combined.
NAACP: Shove up your smelly Obama.
The diversity that is needed in the MSM is reporters that actually have a measurable IQ (and therefore, don’t believe anything a liberal has to say).
Just in case you missed it: Shove it up your smelly Obama.
And Harris Falkner. YUM!
Like so many on Fox, beauty and brains.
The closest thing CNN ever had was Juan Williams and they tossed him out.
I don’t understand this, actually.
I rarely turn on CNN (their sycophant lock-step over Obama and Dems makes me nauseous) but I often see black people on there.
The super Left mainstream media news? [shrug] They give the undesirable shifts to the black folks. The real prime shifts go to da white peoples. At least this seems to be the case in the Boston marketplace.
Oh, they meant reading the news.... never mind.
Was he 'beauty' or 'brains'?..................
BTW, I'll give a shiite what the NAACP says when they call for more diversity in the NBA...
I guess they have to make waves every now and then to keep the pressure on. Totally not necessary tho.
I have noticed more than once, that when flipping through the channels of the local TV stations, I will as often as not see nothing but Blacks. I mean 100% of the characters I see are Black.
Most of the times tho there will be token Whites. Those token Whites will be Ellen or some guy I never knew who he was, doing a talk show.
More of the same old WAAAAAAAGH!!! We’s so PITIFUL ‘cause we was born black. Why don’t YOU try to forget color?
>>Was he ‘beauty’ or ‘brains’?..................<<
“The NAACP is deeply concerned with the lack of African American journalists in prime time”
Now, just wait a minute! How come they don’t use the term “colored people”? Is there a bigger hypocrisy anywhere than an organization named, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, that gets upset if you refer to blacks as colored people?
Haven't you heard? NAACP now stands for National African American Communist People.......................
So, the leftist racer organization is complaining that one of the leftist “news” organization is not recruiting more racers.
When will the NAACP start allowing whites to join?
Yes, we must judge based on skin color, not the qualifications!
Hey NAACP, FU!
Response: Oh my heavens!
Comment: In three months all we will see are shiney black faces giving us the news.
I want this guy’s popcorn bowl!
NAACP—much like the buggy whip, your time has come and gone.
Whites can join the NAACP. Always have....................
If naacp “expects this from FOX” then what are prime time reporters and commentators Wendell Gohler and Juan Williams?
The networks had an articulate black man who would have made a great news reader but they chose to make him President instead.
Darn...made a good comeback. :0)
On the one hand, who gives a hoot? On the other hand, there are plenty of intelligent and articulate black people who could be newsreaders. It’s a liberal-dominated, quoting-loving industry, so why aren’t they hiring blacks?
She used to be on Fox 4 here in Kansas City!
Beauty and Brains Indeed!
Bring in the 2011 grads from the Atlanta PS system. Make them the news readers. That would be just tooooooooo f’in funny.
“If naacp expects this from FOX then what are prime time reporters and commentators Wendell Gohler and Juan Williams?”
Well, at best they are traitors.
LOL, Juan was too uppity for CNN.
Well, I’d like to blast professional sports for their lack of white guys.
Was going through an indian reservation the other day and went past the high school.
Apparently the indians had chosen an Indian as their mascot.
good time to replay this commercial
AR blasts NAACP for lack of diversity in its management.
Did you ever notice that the “equal opportunity” or “diversity” offices are usually the least diverse in the entire organization? You’ll have a good mix of blacks, whites, men, women, Hispanics, Asians, etc., in the organization, but the “diversity” office won’t have one white male.
That is hysterical considering FoxNews has many more blacks on air regularly than anywhere else. Do these people ven check to see if they tell the truth or do they lie on purpose?
I nominate Harris to replace Shep. She’s much better looking, doesn’t stumble on words over two syllables and makes cogent comments. It doesn’t hurt that she’s drop dead gorgeous.
Because, silly, liberals say one thing but they do another. You’d be surprised how many so called “tolerant” liberal hipsters come into the inner city from the ‘burbs and get freaked out by black or Hispanic hipsters.
Oh, I see. I always get confused when I expect leftists to make any kind of sense. If I spent any time with leftists, I’d be more used to it.
Maybe somebody should blast the NAACP for the lack of diversity in its leadership.
That bright and beautiful white girl sure tans well.
See you did not have to do that, now I am all happy(LOL).
LOL - in that vein, NBC’s Lester Holt is probably a lib, but he grew up in a military family. He’d make a better POTUS than Bambi anyday!
Ya, I thought of Harris Faulkner.
There is at least one other black man on Fox regularly, but I forget his name.
CNN also has a number of minority news people.
These people don’t know what they’re talking about. It’s 2011, not 1960. They may have had a point in 1960 but not today.