Ah, to be a member of Big Media when the white Republicans gather to nominate their white ticket for the White House. It’s like shooting white elephants in a white convention center, what with their unbearable whiteness of being -- so “non-diverse,” as Big Media strenuously signal their audiences.

Gallup tells us Republicans are 87 percent white and Democrats are 63 percent white. But even when Republicans are not white -- which occurs despite Big Media efforts to fool viewers (conservative websites observed that NBC failed to post speeches by non-white Republicans at its website, while MSNBC cut to its pundits on such non-white occasions) -- they might as well be white. That’s because “white” is the media’s slam on the GOP, their hectoring, subtle-as-a-sledgehammer message: Republicans are too “white” to deserve any decent person’s vote. Perhaps veteran ABC and PBS political editor turned Yahoo! News Washington bureau chief David Chalian blurted out the storyline best: “(The Romneys) are happy to have a party with black people drowning.”

This, it turned out, was a race-bait too far. Chalian lost his job after his comment went viral. But who will take his place? Someone just like him. Probably someone who looks like him, too -- and those dread, white Republicans.

That’s the dirty secret. Big Media are castigating the party of Lincoln and Reagan for displaying, as the Los Angeles Times put it, “a distinctly pale hue” while “the United States has become an increasingly more diverse country,” but the newsrooms of America are just as pale if not actually more so. According to 2012 figures from the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), minorities make up 12.32 percent of newsroom employees. That leaves 87.68 percent of the writing and editing jobs in white hands. That means newsrooms are lily-whiter than the GOP!

Some news organizations take this to the limit. While Time magazine dings the GOP for being “a mostly white, aging party (doing) its best to avoid looking like it,” the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) gave Time its 2012 Thumbs Down Award for, among other grievances, not having a single full-time black correspondent.

The media also hold a slim white edge over the GOP in the racial composition of television newsroom managers. According to a 2011 NABJ study, white people -- mainly white men -- hold 88 percent of these decision-making jobs, leaving 12 percent to minorities. As for news anchors and presidential debate moderators? To build on a title of a Salon.com piece about the GOP convention, welcome to the “Heart of Whiteness.”

Stunningly, these same Caucasian newsies are blind to their own skins. How else, for instance, could “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams in July have asked Mitt Romney “to confirm or deny” whether he was looking for a running mate who is “an incredibly boring white guy”?

“You told me you were not available,” quipped Romney.

But Williams and the rest of his mainly white media brethren (also sistren) seem to regard their core liberalism as their camouflage. It is the shield and spear they carry in the Left’s push to demonize people of one color (white) and a particular sex (male) in order to delegitimize a glorious political philosophy -- small-government, low-tax, anti-statist conservatism. This philosophy is what draws together Republicans and their delegates, not their “whiteness.”

What the Left and its media acolytes are trying to do is poison the wider appeal of the Republican message by depicting it as race-based and retrograde. This is a dirty operation. It is also the height of hypocrisy, given that it is being led by a bunch of truly “angry white men” against what is purported to be another.

GOP membership is 53 percent male and 47 percent female. (The Democrats are 45 percent male and 55 percent female.) But take the perfectly liberal New York Times. While it perseverates on the GOP becoming “a smaller, older, whiter and more male party” from the confines of its mainly white and male newsroom, it publishes 80 percent male-written op-eds, according to a recent byline survey cited in the Columbia Journalism Review. Meanwhile, the newspaper’s own “party” of readers, according to the Pew Research Center in 2010, is 59 percent men and 41 percent women. Call in the “gender gap” police!

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert -- a major “news” source for young adults -- sarcastically razzes Mitt Romney for his “bold” choice of a running mate who is “white, Christian and male.” But with an audience that is largely white, likely majority-Christian and, says Pew, 65 percent male, how does Colbert rate as “bolder”?

The answer is that “The Colbert Report,” like the rest of what passes for news media, is much, much further to the left. They are so far to the left they can’t imagine anyone can see their acid hypocrisy and ideological warfare play out in living color.

Diana West is the author of “The Death of the Grown-up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization,” and blogs at dianawest.net. She can be contacted via dianawest@verizon.net. Follow her on Twitter @diana_west_.

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difromny
difromny

Why in the world are you fueling the race card? Write about the important issues of this election: Middle East, Economy, Taxes, etc., etc. People like you incite racial tensions already near boiling point. I won't get into the racial facts of this country with you, as you seem to blind to see past your own bigotted beliefs. Shame on you!

EyesWideOpen
EyesWideOpen

"a glorious political philosophy -- small-government, low-tax, anti-statist conservatism"???

Nice try - you left the last part out "that believes in white corporate supremacy and demands regular wars to guarantee steady profits to the investors of the war machine".

Easy
Easy

Amazing how RACIST and DEGRADING TO BLACKS Liberals have become! Democrats, the party who fought against Civil Rights right up until the mid-to-late 1960s, the party of the 'KKK' that lynched both blacks and Republicans who fought for civil rights, now try to insist they are the offical Party supporting blacks. The NAACP was founded by the Republican Party. Affirmative Action was written & instituted by Republicans; yet, Democrats attack the GOP as 'racists'.

Easy
Easy

Roosevelt's 'New Deal' has become a BAD deal for blacks which founded the ever-growing Entitlement program that fosters government dependency. Today Liberals attempt to claim to champion the plight of blacks while black unemployment is at an astonishing 14% while Obama has not created/instituted 1 (ONE) SINGLE program/policy intended to address the REAL issues negatively impacting black/urban communities!

Easy
Easy

Obama claimed his election would end the days of racism in the U.S. while on the DNC Convention floor Liberals wore buttons reading 'Vote Black', Michelle Obama fund raises while talking about pre-civil rights days & claims 'This is the march of our time', while Obama's buddy Jay-Z declares he is voting for Obama BECAUSE he is BLACK, & while VP Biden dispicably tells blacks, "Romney/Ryan 'want to put ya'll back in chains!'...Obama didn;t end racism, he PROMOTES it & counts on it to win in Nov!

Easy
Easy

President Johnson was quoted in the 60s saying, "These Negroes have gotten uppity...We have to give them something but not enough to make a difference." Yesterday a black woman at an Obama Fund raiser was quoted as saying, "Obama has my vote - he gave me a cell phone ahd he gonna do more." THIS is what Johnson was talking about! Have Liberals addicted blacks to government handouts and satisfied them/bought their votes by giving them something as simple as a free cell phone? They deserve better!

Easy
Easy

Liberals have called such prominent, educated black Americans as DOCTOR Condoleeza Rice and GENERAL Collin Powell 'Uncle Toms' & 'House N*-words' simoply because they were in opposite parties and held opposing politcal beliefs. Liberals launched one of the nastiest personal attacks against Herman Cain, a black candidate which posed a threat to Obama - yet after he dropped out, all f his accusers/the accusations against him inexplicably disappeared.

Easy
Easy

Obama's 'Hollywood buddies' & big campaign donors , like Bill Maher, have launched nasty extremely racist attacks against prominent Republicans like Allen West. Proving he only condemns such behavior when it benefits HIM, he said nothing. Despite calls for Obama to give back Maher's $1 Million campaign contribution after MNaher's extremely vile & racist attack on West, Obama could neither find his tongue to condemn Naher or his wallet to give the money back.

Easy
Easy

This article only proves that 1) The media continues to be in the tank for Obama, 2) Obama lied about ending racism with his election - he uses/promotes it when he needs to, 3) Obama will do ANYTHING to distract people from his horrific fiscal/economic, unemployment, record-setting deficit-spending/debt addition, failed foreign policy, scandal-plagued record and fact that he has no plan for his 2nd term except the socialist catch-phrase, "Forward"!

truthorjustice
truthorjustice

Both the GOP ticket and the Democratic ticket are "All white."

dirtpoor
dirtpoor

Good point,

TaxPayer59
TaxPayer59

This ranks up there with your all-time stupid statements! Aren't you tired of sitting in the corner, wearing the dunce cap?

pedingsgang
pedingsgang

"lily-whiter"

I'm not sure that is a word... How about "whiter than rice"? Guess we can't use that now that folks are eating all this brown rice.

jimmy6
jimmy6

....Typical S.C gop /tea party trash......It's the "Media"! ...That fat pill popping pig rush, that crazy hateful old mike savage and rusty heck yeah....are all "Media". They are o.k. because they tell the lies you "Cornpones" like to hear.....The gop pigs are white for the most part. You always have your token minorities. They are going to lose again and thats a good thing...............Obama/Biden 2012..........

truthorjustice
truthorjustice

Jimmy6 is full of niceties today. And, Jimmy6: a question for you: Who is the only major news commentator who was fired for the lies he spread?_________ And it was NOT a conservative newsman!! He was liberal!!!!! And, are you a pyschic? How do you know the earlier poster are GOP? Tea Partyers? Have you met them?...yes...no

kelster
kelster

tj PLEASE quit asking that stupid question about the newsperson that got fired....liberals dont tolerate liars like the rightwing nuts do....we fire them you guys promote them, give them bigger salaries, or run them for office....so which is the better way to be...keep em? or fire em? I know you can answer and make a 100....

TaxPayer59
TaxPayer59

LOL!!!

truthorjustice
truthorjustice

Talked with The T and D and they stated that I can continue to ask that smart question.(If you have a problem w/ the ?, than I suggest that you contact the T and D on Broughton Street.And, it seems that the liberals tolerated Clinton when he lied(under oath, as if I may say so). And, which "them" has plagiarized?____
And, I do believe I was conversing w/ jimmy6(or are you jimmy6?)

kelster
kelster

noticed no answer tj....keep em? or fire em? and i can comment on any post i choose to....if you got a problem with that then talk to the t and d again....after you answer my question please let me know how you talked with a NEWSPAPER???

truthorjustice
truthorjustice

You still need to contact the T and D. I did. But, if you must have one. I do believe you need to fire them. When they plagiarize a story!! Or lie under oath. You notice the libereal did not fire on person who "LIED UNDER OATH)- a CRIMINAL offense. So, I expect you to contact The T and D on Broughton Street.
Abd they are listed in the Telephone book. You do have a telephone book. Or you can call 411.(any 6th grader knows that.

Easy
Easy

jimmy, you continue to diplay your ignorance and questionable debate skills, which apparently limited to name-calling and opinion. Perhaps you should review the history lesson I provided below...assuming you can read. It is amazing how egotistical and arrogant Democrats are, considering how destructive & oppressive to minorities they have been throughout history and how they continue to string minorities along by offering, as Johnson said, enough to appease w/out making a real difference.

Easy
Easy

Do blacks think Obama is seriously going to do anything for them? He has been in office almost 4 years & at the end of that time he hasn't done 1 significant, long-term thing for them. Black unemployment is at 14% - 1 1/2 times larger than the national average, he hasn't created/instituted 1 single program to help them, & his policies have actually HURT them. (Cont)

Easy
Easy

The cost of gas has almost DOUBLED, the cost of everything has gone up, they are about to lose their tax breaks, & Sequestration is going to put thousands more people out of work, 20,000 Americans - including minorities - were targeted/punished for NOT belonging to a Union by having their pensions stripped from them, Americans have lost their health care he promised they could keep...but he has added more to the roles of Welfare, Food Stamps, Unemployment, free cell phones. Yeah, he's for them!

Easy
Easy

"And to think... some Caucasians have the nerves to ask African Americans why they have BET, JET MAGAZINE and EBONY??" WHO?! Instead of throwing out some gerneric garbage about some fictitious 'some caucasians', provide some specifics rather than, like Obama with his books, making stuff up! I don't know 1 single person who CARES what magazines ANYONE reads! We have much bigger problems than caring what magiznes someone reads. This is another ridiculous claim meant to distract! Good grief!

TaxPayer59
TaxPayer59

And to think... some Caucasians have the nerves to ask African Americans why they have BET, JET MAGAZINE and EBONY?? Furthermore, they get angry and hostile because they feel slighted. "If there were a White Entertainment Television...blah, blah, blah!" Yet, I don't see similar hostility when presented with the facts of the lack of color in mainstream media. Now, THAT'S racist! That's what I think about this story, ccpsinsider.... Miss White Congressional Caucus!

ccpsinsider
ccpsinsider

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pedingsgang
pedingsgang

What are the numbers... 10-15% African American population in America? And that's not counting President Obama, or is it? Interesting thought.

Oh well, I do believe the morning news shows I watch reflect a 10-15% AA ratio and then some. Not sure where the numbers are coming from. The Native Americans might need to get up in arms though because I haven't seen any of them on the morning shows... India Indians, but no American Indians.

Yes, statistics can be easily manipulated.

SwampStomper
SwampStomper

Glad you pointed that out pedings! Too bad it will fall on deaf ears as usual.

TaxPayer59
TaxPayer59

So, because African Americans comprise 10-15% of the American population, they aren't entitled to their own network which focuses solely on their needs?? And, of course, pedings.... being that you are WHITE, you have the right to make this determination.... You remind me a lot of Hilly Holbrook.

SwampStomper
SwampStomper

What would those needs be Tax? Food, shelter, clothing, and all black TV shows? GREAT point! not.....

pedingsgang
pedingsgang

btw, it was great to see SC's own Craig Melvin on the Today Show Saturday morning! He seems to be such a fine individual. I have heard him speak on two occasions, and I really believe the fact that both of his parents were educators shine through Mr. Melvin's character. He's proof that education starts at home!

Congratulations, Craig! We're proud of you.

truthorjustice
truthorjustice

Does anyone notice that some hypocrites expect their questions to be answered but they can not answer anyone else' questions?

So, kelster, I have answered your question. Now anser mine.(Can't do it ,can you?)

kelster
kelster

i read your reply several times....i'm glad we agree on firing plagerists....but for the life of me i dont see a question or question mark in your reply.....tj said "Now anser mine.(Can't do it ,can you?)" i can answer that YES

truthorjustice
truthorjustice

You did not answer mine. But i expected as much from you. 9/30: 10:00 a.m. And it did have a question mark.

truthorjustice
truthorjustice

Also, did you look in the phone book? it had the T & D address and phone #.

Also, there is an excellent front page article in The USA Today today, 10/1 for the independent-minded readers.

Easy
Easy

'What's Whiter than the GOP?' -- In fact, this whole editorial is completely RACIST! The title itself is a racist slap at the GOP and goes further to attack the media as 'racists'. I am a little surprised the T&D would print it to begin with.

kelster
kelster

nope not jimmy6....dp, tj, runp

truthorjustice
truthorjustice

My spouse Dp has already told you that she posts on The State as runp! Are you that forgetful? I only post on The T and D. And, how is your search going on other News sources for Dp?

TaxPayer59
TaxPayer59

ROFL!!! Stop it, truth. You know darn well there is no spouse posting on The State. It's YOU!! YOU are dirtpoor and runp! LOL!!!
YOU are your own spouse! Haha!!! You don't even change your posting style. You say the SAME exact things. "one poster.... blah.. blah...blah" LOL!

truthorjustice
truthorjustice

You might notice that Dp only posts on the weekend, or are you still stupid? I am retired ans she is not. Also, remember when sicnt had the contest of who could post at the same time? Dp and I posted at the same time. But you and your other 2 monikers couldn't.

So, Sayonara, Alberdersein, au revoir, arividelcci,Ciao, adios. For the LAST time!!!!

truthorjustice
truthorjustice

PROVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I give you cold hard facts but, with you and your other 2 monikers; like Nicholson said: " YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!" But, it seems that you are fixated w/ me. And, I do hope you are female. I know how much you support gay rights. And, I could care less that anyone has 10 or 15 minikers. And, remember, you have accused me of being many,many other posters. And, rememer, I passed SnT's test. And , you didn't. Facts,facts.

TaxPayer59
TaxPayer59

For the LAST time, truth??? LOL!!! That's what you said the "other" last time!!! Hahahaaa!! hahaha!!

truthorjustice
truthorjustice

? ? ? ? ?

Def Leopard, anyone? I wonder when the othe oart of the Holy Trinity will show up,

Easy
Easy

I find it ironic that Liberals would post such a racist editorial...at the same time the new 2007 Obama 'Jeremiah Wright Impersonation' video comes out showing him - a year before promising to be the 'Great UNITER' and to 'end racism in this country if elected' - spewing racially-motivated Anti-American HATRED by calling the govt racist, claiming the govt did not help New Orleans because they weren't as WHITE as previously disaster-stricken areas!

Easy
Easy

In 2008 Obama could not distance himself far enough from his MENTOR, Jeremiah Wright, but in the 2007 video Obama priases him & then delivers the Wright-like campaign speech. Obama/The WH is now trying to spin it as 'old news' - yeah, old news the media has had since 2007 but HID because it contradicted who Obama CLAIMED to be - the media knew if Americans saw that video he would never be elected!

Easy
Easy

Liberals are silly..they continue to make these WILD accusations, attacking anyone who supports someone other than Obama as being either an 'Uncle Tom' if a minority or a 'racist' if white. Case in point: Headlines -- "Philly student says teacher compared her Romney shirt to 'wearing KKK shirt'...". SERIOUSLY?! I hardly think wearing a T-Shirt supporting another candidate equates to the uniform of the group that stood for racial hatred/oppression which the DEMOCRATIC PARTY FORMED to begin with!

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