May 19, 2007

How 'bout you give up your position for "diversity"?

I was going to write a post on this AP article (via the News Journal) a couple days ago; however, Michelle Malkin does it one better. She shows -- as is just WAY too easy to do all too often (but fun!) -- the total hypocrisy of the diversiphiles and multicultis.

Notice anything about this pic of the Associated Press Board of Directors? This same Associated Press that laments Republican presidential candidate staffs' "lack of diversity"?

When the leading Republican presidential candidates sit down with their top advisers, those with a seat at the table don’t exactly look like America, to use the phrase popularized by former President Clinton.

The 2008 presidential race is notable for the presence of a woman and a black among the leading Democratic candidates. But progress is much slower when it comes to diversifying the ranks of top decision-makers within the various campaigns, especially those of the Republicans.

Perhaps. And progress is ALSO "much slower" when it comes to diversifying the ranks of the Associated Press' upper echelons. I'd bet that if someone pointed this bean-counting hypocrisy out to the AP, they'd probably say something like "Well, we're indeed committed to diversity ... but we remain committed to finding the best people, period." Sounds quite a bit like Rudy Giuliani's campaign spokesman: “We’re focused on hiring the best-qualified staff and proud to have such an accomplished and talented team.”

I also wonder if the AP would be willing to agree to a "solution" they highlight for [mainly GOP] political campaigns:

To increase minority representation, [black Democratic political consultant Jamal] Simmons advocates a political version of the so-called Rooney Rule from the National Football League, which requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate when filling a head coaching vacancy.

Which, of course, would merely lead to superficial interviews merely to satisfy the requirement, especially if there is clearly a much better candidate a campaign obviously desires. This has happened in the NFL.

Yet again, the diversiphiles prove way too easy to laugh at.

Posted by Hube at May 19, 2007 09:15 AM | TrackBack

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Good post. Cripes it would be hard to make this crap up. How arrogant could the AP be to print this bull when their board and Clinton's cabinet do not look like America???

Malkin should also put up a picture of Clinton's cabinet next to Bush's cabinet..cause George Bush's cabinet looks much more like America but because he is a Republian he will never get credit for it.

Posted by: AJ Lynch at May 19, 2007 10:25 AM

ways not to add credibility to your comic book blog

1. site michelle malkin

Posted by: donviti at May 21, 2007 04:26 PM

It's actually "cite," dimwitty. And you just got a degree? In what -- basket weaving??

Yeah, as if citing Kos, Atrios, etc. make YOUR "cite" credible.


Posted by: Hube at May 21, 2007 05:31 PM

I don't Cite those places...and IF I ever do it would be to give credit to someone that LINKED to an a (no doubt) Elite Media Rag....

Posted by: donviti at May 22, 2007 12:12 PM

You really do think we're stupid, all the while claiming that title yourself. Just look at your adopted "cite's" blogroll, dunce.

Posted by: Hube at May 22, 2007 05:41 PM