Tag Archives: News

Chart of the Day: White men are 31% of the population but 58% of evening cable news guests

TweetMedia Matters has a series of depressing charts showing the (lack of) gender and racial diversity on cable news shows. They analyzed 13 evening cable news shows on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC during April, though I’d imagine this sad game could be played every month of the year. The charts that show the combined [...]
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Senate proposes bipartisan plan for immigration

TweetLaunching a ramped up effort to prioritize immigration reform under the Obama administration–8 Senators (4 Republican and 4 Democrat) have proposed bipartisan plan to reform immigration law in this country. After four years of disastrous immigration law enforcement and border patrolling splitting up thousands of families, leaving children orphaned and subjecting undocumented immigrants to a slue of [...]
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Quick hit: Nathaniel Frank on the AP’s misguided ‘homophobia’ ban

TweetYesterday the Associated Press announced that it will drop the term “homophobia” along with “Islamophobia” and “ethnic cleansing” from its Style Book.  Politico reports that the reasoning behind dropping the term is largely semantic, citing AP Deputy Standards Editor Dave Minthorn’s rationale that a phobia, or “an irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of mental [...]
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Pretending to be gay?

TweetEd. note: This post is part of the second round of the Feministing “So You Think You Can Blog” contributor contest (background here). Stay tuned all week as our six finalists take turns turns covering the blog and giving us a sense of their personal contributor style. The winner of the contest and newest member [...]
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Two cents on the polls and the noise

TweetFollowing all of the threads and commentary to our great national contest, I needed to read something centering. Here’s 1988 Joan Didion on the presidential campaign: When we talk about the process, then, we are talking, increasingly, not about “the democratic process,” or the general mechanism affording the citizens of a state a voice in [...]
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