NAACP to CNN: You're Racist!

From the group that turned “racist” into a joke and labeled independent black and white Americans as such for wanting to pay their own bills comes this:

NAACP's Benjamin Jealous


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.”

Again, says a group whose membership is strictly for one race. I’m the first to laugh and point at mainstream media, but the premise of this publicity stunt is devoid of logic. The NAACP assumes that CNN is barring black journalists as opposed to there not being enough black journalists ready and present for promotion to prime time. Did the NAACP take inventory of all the black people (or white, men and women) in the CNN newsroom?

If the NAACP is so concerned about diversity at the anchor desk, what are they doing to encourage that instead of taking the easy way out and bullying networks to garner themselves attention? How does that help the black community when the group who claims to hold the patent on black rights advances more tantrums than black Americans?

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