Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Keith Olbermann Defends MSNBC's Diversity Problem

Keith was busy calling out the Tea Party people for racism when someone mentioned MSNBC's preference for shows hosted by white people. MSNBC's preference is actually for white men because, hey, that's the American tradition. It's true that the cable news channel has made a small measure of progress on gender since it got called out for pronounced misogyny in 2008. It just goes to show that embarrassment and public humiliation works wonders. MSNBC, like the rest of US media, needs lots more embarrassment and public humiliation.

Keith put up a very long and winded defense of MSNBC's futile efforts to promote diversity. If the charge had been misogyny, or sexism, Keith would have made somebody Worst Person and told them to SFU.

"It is sad that Ms. Couric could not have emulated [Cowan] and separated the hype from the news in her own promulgation of the nonsense that Senator Clinton was a victim of pronounced sexism."
-- Keith Olbermann