Sunday, July 31, 2005

# Posted 10:29 PM by Ariel David Adesnik  

LIBERAL MEDIA OR INFORMAL APARTHEID STATE? Page five of this morning's WaPo describes the results of a new study by the National Urban League entitled "Sunday Morning Apartheid: A Diversity Study of the Sunday Morning Talk Shows."

I'm really not sure what's funnier: that the Urban League is comparing Tim Russert and George Stephanopoulos to South African racists, or that the WaPo considers such a ridiculous report to be newsworthy. What's next? The WaPo covering a study by the Anti-Defamation League entitled "Monday Night Auschwitz: A Diversity Study of Players in the National Football League?"

And for those of you who insist that I respond to this ridiculous article with reasoned argument rather than pure mockery, I say this: What percentage of the legislators, government officials, and journalists inter alia who are qualified to be on a Sunday morning talk show are black? I'm guessing it's pretty darn close to the percentage of black guests on those shows. You know, it's not as if someone's trying to keep black pundits off the air.
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