Wanker Of The Day

July 3rd, 2009at 07:01am Posted by Eli

Howie Kurtz:

In his column today, Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz devotes his column today to the question of: “Does Race Play a Role in Coverage?” He readily admits that “no one raises questions when an Irish American male reporter covers a pol named Murphy,” but that doesn’t stop him from writing a 1,600-word article raising questions about black women:

Rachel Swarns of the New York Times and The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan were among those herded behind the rope Monday. They and the other main beat reporters — Newsweek’s Allison Samuels, Darlene Superville of the Associated Press and Politico’s Nia-Malika Henderson — have something in common: They are all African American women. […]

Whether racial and gender identification produces a gauzier, more favorable portrayal of Obama is perhaps too early to judge.

“There is no evidence that this is actually happening, but it would be irresponsible not to speculate.”

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