After the election, members of the media agreed it was time for the press to get back to work and commit to real reporting, including investigative journalism.
Quite a few media outlets got their feet wet by investigating the racial makeup of Donald Trump’s cabinet. Politico likely led the way with its Nov. 18 count of white men, with CNN lagging far behind, waiting until mid-December to compile its race-and-gender check of Trump’s cabinet-in-progress. The findings were similar, however; Trump’s picks included mostly white men. Jezebel dug even deeper and discovered they’re “ungodly rich” as well.
The New York Times updated its tally of white men in each president’s first cabinet and its accompanying graphic in January, and it’s the Times’ graphic that features in a tweet from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
— NARAL (@NARAL) February 4, 2017
Come to think of it, the Supreme Court that ruled in favor of Roe v. Wade also was run by older, white men, so we’re not quite sure where NARAL is going with this. Maybe NARAL isn’t really sure either.
— Steven (@ArlingtonSteve) February 4, 2017
— ExKGB (@RIPNYC2017) February 4, 2017
@NARAL If white men can't opine about abortion then you can give up all white men have done for your side, including Roe v. Wade.
— Joshua Burgess (@WarriorJoshua7) February 4, 2017
Organization founded to promote a scheme to commit black genocide shows its equal opportunity racism. https://t.co/FCKpECVtIr
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) February 4, 2017
— davey crokett (@daveycrokett) February 4, 2017
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America doomed: Line of presidential succession now just 12 white dudes, notes former Hillary spox https://t.co/N2WdLBNkFV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 14, 2016