Our poster Booky had this comment over a week ago:

On another topic, I was thinking that next week we should play, how many colored folks they let give political commentary on TeeVee. We could start with Morning Ho, and This unAmerican Moring, then move on to Wolf Blitzer, David Gregory, Chris Matthews, Rachael Maddow, Ed Shultz, Chris Matthews, etc. We aren’t going to even deal with Faux News.


I had thought about this topic, and didn’t really get around to forumulating my thoughts.

The great thing about the blogosphere, is that maybe someone is thinking the same thing you are, and the Black Snob was:

Conspiracy or the Obvious: Fewer Black Pundits On the TeeVee
Monday, April 27, 2009 at 1:10AM

While at Harvard’s Black Policy Conference I got to chat with Democratic strategist and hot guy Jamal Simmons and asked him if he was still under contract with CNN. He informed me he never was. Then I asked him how he was spending his days and he said he was running his own business and initiatives. Yet very few calls were coming from CNN.

I couldn’t remember the last time I saw Jamal’s handsome baldy up on the CNN. Then I started thinking, “Hey? Where’s Amy Holmes? It’s been a while since she enraged me and made me still want to be her friend and braid her hair?” And then I began to wonder where all my favorite black pundits were. Was there a pundit purge when I wasn’t looking?

While MSNBC seems to still be nurturing the likes of Michelle Bernard and Ron Christie (and for the life of me I don’t know WHY Ron Christie, he’s the anti-Jamal and I’m not talking politics), CNN seems to be reducing the screen time of every pundit who isn’t Roland Martin, who was recently made host of Campbell Brown’s show.

I chatted with an insider about what the eff is going on here and they came up with the “theory” that CNN’s ratings surge during the election season was really a “black surge.” This individual said the network crammed more black people and black related specials on than you could shake a stick at in 2008 and were rewarded with a crush of black viewers. Now they’ve pulled back as the black viewers have gone away. CNN’s ratings have tanked of recent. But which came first? The black viewer decline or the purge of the pundits they enjoyed watching and arguing over?

Read the rest at the link above.


You know my feelings about this: THERE IS NO EXCUSE.

Washington, D.C. ain’t Idaho.

You can find a qualified Black in ANY SUBJECT AREA YOU WANT within 90 minutes of Washington.


The only reason they aren’t on the tv, is because the WHITE producers don’t want them there, but can have a Concerned Citizens Council Member like Pat Buchanan ON CONTRACT.

Uh huh.


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