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NAACP Blasts Lack of Diversity in Prime Time News
WSJ ^ | 7-7-11 | By Nick Andersen

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 NAACP’s 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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1 posted on 07/07/2011 10:25:43 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Fox news has more black contributors (Juan Williams) than the entire sM, combined.

Too funny


2 posted on 07/07/2011 10:28:44 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law.)
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To: Red Badger

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.


3 posted on 07/07/2011 10:29:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: EQAndyBuzz

And Harris Falkner. YUM!


4 posted on 07/07/2011 10:30:47 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Red Badger
Fox News' Harris Faulkner hits ALL the notes needed for "diversity":

Like so many on Fox, beauty and brains.

The closest thing CNN ever had was Juan Williams and they tossed him out.

5 posted on 07/07/2011 10:30:51 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: 70th Division

GTMA!!! LOL!!!


6 posted on 07/07/2011 10:31:25 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Red Badger

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.


7 posted on 07/07/2011 10:31:46 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Red Badger
I rarely watch network news, but when I do I am amused to note how many newscasters on the weekend shifts are black. Sometimes it seems like all of them.

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.

8 posted on 07/07/2011 10:32:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Red Badger
They don't watch the crime reports?

Oh, they meant reading the news.... never mind.

9 posted on 07/07/2011 10:32:46 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: freedumb2003
The closest thing CNN ever had was Juan Williams and they tossed him out.

Was he 'beauty' or 'brains'?..................

10 posted on 07/07/2011 10:33:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Red Badger
Most of the talking head on Prime Time News just read a script. What does it matter what color their skin is?

BTW, I'll give a shiite what the NAACP says when they call for more diversity in the NBA...

11 posted on 07/07/2011 10:33:50 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Red Badger

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.


12 posted on 07/07/2011 10:33:53 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: EQAndyBuzz

More of the same old WAAAAAAAGH!!! We’s so PITIFUL ‘cause we was born black. Why don’t YOU try to forget color?


13 posted on 07/07/2011 10:36:24 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Red Badger

>>Was he ‘beauty’ or ‘brains’?..................<<

Just colored...


14 posted on 07/07/2011 10:36:36 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Red Badger

“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?


15 posted on 07/07/2011 10:37:38 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Batman11
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.......................

16 posted on 07/07/2011 10:42:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Red Badger

So, the leftist racer organization is complaining that one of the leftist “news” organization is not recruiting more racers.


17 posted on 07/07/2011 10:43:29 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Red Badger

When will the NAACP start allowing whites to join?


18 posted on 07/07/2011 10:45:15 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Red Badger

Yes, we must judge based on skin color, not the qualifications!


19 posted on 07/07/2011 10:46:38 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Red Badger

Hey NAACP, FU!


20 posted on 07/07/2011 10:48:58 AM PDT by FroedrickVonFreepenstein
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To: Red Badger
Statement: "NAACP Blasts Lack of Diversity in Prime Time News"

Response: Oh my heavens!

Comment: In three months all we will see are shiney black faces giving us the news.

21 posted on 07/07/2011 10:50:02 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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22 posted on 07/07/2011 10:50:45 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Red Badger

I want this guy’s popcorn bowl!


23 posted on 07/07/2011 10:50:51 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Enemy of obama.)
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To: Red Badger

NAACP—much like the buggy whip, your time has come and gone.


24 posted on 07/07/2011 10:51:21 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Huskrrrr

Whites can join the NAACP. Always have....................


25 posted on 07/07/2011 10:53:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Red Badger

If naacp “expects this from FOX” then what are prime time reporters and commentators Wendell Gohler and Juan Williams?


26 posted on 07/07/2011 10:54:00 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: silverleaf

Uncle Toms................


27 posted on 07/07/2011 10:55:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Red Badger

The networks had an articulate black man who would have made a great news reader but they chose to make him President instead.


28 posted on 07/07/2011 10:56:18 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Red Badger

Darn...made a good comeback. :0)


29 posted on 07/07/2011 10:56:29 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Red Badger

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?


30 posted on 07/07/2011 10:57:38 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: freedumb2003
http://www.robinlionheart.com/mirrors/is_todd_goldman_a_plagiarist/images/hitthat_goldman.jpg

She used to be on Fox 4 here in Kansas City!

Beauty and Brains Indeed!

31 posted on 07/07/2011 10:58:27 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
“Fox news has more black contributors (Juan Williams) than the entire sM, combined”

Bring in the 2011 grads from the Atlanta PS system. Make them the news readers. That would be just tooooooooo f’in funny.

32 posted on 07/07/2011 10:58:51 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (I have a liberal arts degree, do you want fries with that?)
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To: silverleaf

“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.


33 posted on 07/07/2011 11:01:07 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (I have a liberal arts degree, do you want fries with that?)
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To: freedumb2003

LOL, Juan was too uppity for CNN.


34 posted on 07/07/2011 11:02:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Red Badger
Well, there's always the NCAA who won't get out of Indianapolis, Indiana.
35 posted on 07/07/2011 11:05:39 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Red Badger

Well, I’d like to blast professional sports for their lack of white guys.


36 posted on 07/07/2011 11:06:28 AM PDT by svcw
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To: Paladin2

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.

Go figure...


37 posted on 07/07/2011 11:07:59 AM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: Red Badger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMdPTpOyUk4

good time to replay this commercial


38 posted on 07/07/2011 11:08:55 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Red Badger

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.


39 posted on 07/07/2011 11:09:10 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: EQAndyBuzz

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?


40 posted on 07/07/2011 11:13:04 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: freedumb2003

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.


41 posted on 07/07/2011 11:14:26 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Da Coyote
There are more than 12% of sports reporters who are Black. Are they thus overrepresented on ESPN? How about looking at the audience for CNN. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes. Of those who have it on at home, how many are Black? Bet not many at all. So why should CNN cater to a non existing audience demographic.
42 posted on 07/07/2011 11:16:16 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Tax-chick

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.


43 posted on 07/07/2011 11:18:51 AM PDT by NorthStarStateConservative (I'm just another disabled naturalized minority vegan pro life conservative.)
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To: NorthStarStateConservative

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.


44 posted on 07/07/2011 11:22:57 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: Red Badger
CNN should hire this guy.
45 posted on 07/07/2011 11:24:02 AM PDT by lwd
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To: Red Badger

Maybe somebody should blast the NAACP for the lack of diversity in its leadership.


46 posted on 07/07/2011 11:24:14 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: freedumb2003

Sigh.....

That bright and beautiful white girl sure tans well.

Sigh.....


47 posted on 07/07/2011 11:25:04 AM PDT by Gator113 (weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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To: freedumb2003

See you did not have to do that, now I am all happy(LOL).


48 posted on 07/07/2011 11:29:18 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Rebelbase

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!


49 posted on 07/07/2011 11:31:07 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: 70th Division

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.


50 posted on 07/07/2011 11:35:36 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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