There have been quite a few pieces in the news lately highlighting the overwhelming whiteness of Donald Trump’s cabinet, though most stop just short of addressing the question, “So what?”
Liz Spayd, public editor of the New York Times, noted in her column over the weekend that, while the paper “can be relentless in questioning the diversity at other institutions,” its own newsroom is a sea of “blinding whiteness” — yes, that’s her own description, not ours.
"Preaching the Gospel of Diversity, but Not Following It" Public Editor New York Times https://t.co/lyaYCu6Rxh
— tradingaswdr (@tradingaswdr) December 19, 2016
— Curtis S. Chin (@CurtisSChin) December 18, 2016
— Brent Staples (@BrentNYT) December 17, 2016
— Heidi Tworek (@HeidiTworek) December 17, 2016
— Jenny B. (@JennyBoylan) December 17, 2016
Yes, the newly named team of correspondents who will cover Donald Trump’s mostly white White House is entirely white.
It’s worth noting that pasty white team, as those leaked John Podesta emails revealed, will include self-described “hack” Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman, a “friendly journalist” who never disappointed when it came time to “tee up stories” for Team Hillary … so the team’s not just white, but pretty transparent as well.
If the New York Times is truly concerned about diversity, it might consider looking more than just skin deep.
— Tassia Grover (@TassiaGrover) December 17, 2016
— Russian Hacker (@venimdenim1) December 18, 2016
— Luke (@LukeMurray2) December 19, 2016
There’s no other explanation possible. The Times obviously is “alt right,” and yet far left at the same time.
— Mike (@CHIROPOLOS) December 18, 2016
— Solotar (@Solotar) December 18, 2016
— Leon (@nobody91040764) December 18, 2016