Maybe someone who’s been through journalism school within the past decade or so can answer this: is there some sort of class or computer simulation that trains reporters to recognize race as quickly as possible? Do J-school students earn extra credit this way?
As tedious as it’s become to point out the unbearable whiteness of any gathering of people, it’s downright unbearable when it comes from a media outlet that doesn’t seem to realize that it is unbearably white, even when it posts the photographic proof itself.
The Huffington Post, which famously took on candidate Donald Trump early in the primary season by banishing him to the site’s entertainment section, is one of those outlets, and Trump beat reporter Christina Wilkie showed off that journalistic reflex Tuesday as President Trump signed an executive order at the EPA while surrounded by coal miners.
Oh look, a bunch of white guys at a Trump thing! https://t.co/2Gh8Naxeeg
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie you mean coal workers.. ?
— Karina n Taylor (@KarinanTaylor23) March 28, 2017
— Franz Corp (@bamaphone) March 28, 2017
Sometimes reporters complain that people never read past the headline, but if that’s the takeaway from today’s event, then so be it.
We knew this pic from 2014 was coming, and Twitter did not disappoint.
— Maria vicente (@AmzyVic) March 28, 2017
— Chelsea's Resumé (@EF517_V2) March 28, 2017
Don’t click that link without proper eye protection is all we’re gonna say.
@christinawilkie Do you identify as black, is that what you're telling us, Christina?
— James Delingpole (@JamesDelingpole) March 28, 2017
That position is taken, thanks.
@christinawilkie A bunch of white people, how absolutely horrible.. ?
— Sophophile (@sophophile1) March 28, 2017
— Jimmy Snakes ?? (@JimmySnakes) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie yes white guys who risk their lives in coal mines vs a white princess sitting w/ an IPad & Chardonnay demeaning their work
— The Right Wing M (@TheRightWingM) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie I think you mean "group of hard working coal miners getting their livelihoods back," don't you? Thought so.
— Swolk (@scotchamoe) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie hard working men, what's the problem?
— bull moose (@fair2midland82) March 28, 2017
— Rocky Wright (@rocky765trg) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie Did you just assume that all out-of-work lower class Americans should be minorities, racist?
— Ned Ryerson (@Crapplefratz) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie hard working coal miners trying to provide for their families? What's wrong with you???? Full of hate.
— AH (@Annhawks3) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie what's your problem? These men work so hard and you're going to talk about white?
— melaniegore (@melaniesgore) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie oh look, an ignorant leftist knows nothing of coal miners, where they are from, and how few minorities live in coal towns.
— LibsWantFree$tuff (@DindoNuffens) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie Wow you are a coward. Have you met the families of coal miners, do you know how thankless and difficult that job is?
— Doost (@DLongNJ1) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie these people do an honest days' work, something you could never understand.maybe you should check your privilege.
— Miss Fee (@fionathepest) March 28, 2017
We need to get some quotas going here, clearly. Feel free to leave your desk, pick up a shovel and head for West Virginia. @christinawilkie
— Gorgeous Wreck (@DeGorgeousWreck) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie tweet when you've met a coal miner for the first time
— Andrew Stroud (@AndrewStroud92) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie they actually get dirty during the day, and don't need weekly pedicures.
— michael Pitstick (@PitstickMichael) March 28, 2017
— Back 2 Beats (@ReasonBrigade) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie Since you're white, is it ok if we just ignore and discredit you based on your whiteness alone? Fair is fair?
— Gary Figg (@gfigg42) March 28, 2017
— JohoStu (@jlooksky) March 28, 2017
— Mark Carney (@CarneyTWYHIshow) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie Sanity check: You criticize what other people actually do and accomplish for a living.
— Rockwell (@Rockwell) March 28, 2017
@christinawilkie looks like a bunch of Americans to me
— DrPatriotMBA??? (@DrPatriotMBA) March 28, 2017
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Progressives of pallor can begin to rid themselves of their toxic whiteness for less than $100 https://t.co/0OOLmVqEKq
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 28, 2017