I told many of you that Democrats love to make history even if it turns out to be wrong and improper. In those cases, they polish the ending so that it doesn’t look like they failed, as in the case of Barack Obama.
On Friday, MSNBC highlighted its five female anchors that dominate the daytime network, but what was missing was women of color. I would even go as far as to say that none of those women said anything about the absence of diversity, as I have learned over the last few years, it is a “me” generation.
Has this become the network of white supremacy? It is an honest question.
The Los Angeles Times wrote the article entitled “The Women Warriors of NBC” highlighting Stephanie Ruhle, Hallie Jackson, Andrea Mitchell, Katy Tur, and Nicolle Wallace. — It goes on to say how these women have been dominating daytime programming.
The five female anchors who now shape most of the daytime news programming at MSNBC. https://t.co/VJniTZEIZU
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 6, 2019
MSNBC tweeted, “The five female anchors who now shape most of the daytime news programming at MSNBC.”
Politics Twitter went after the network over the lack of women of color and rightfully so. Soledad O’Brien, who previously worked for MSNBC, came out of the wilderness to respond to the insensitive tweet, “Zero women of color in this picture.”
Zero women of color in this picture. https://t.co/16g4EMVm34
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) June 6, 2019
Wajahat Ali tweeted with a passive-aggressive feel, “Congrats to all. They are great, sharp, and this is well earned. But there are no people of color in this photo. It is 2019. It’s America. There’s no excuses. And everyone should be embarrassed by it.”
Congrats to all. They are great, sharp and this is well earned. But there are no people of color in this photo. It's 2019. It's America. There's no excuses. And everyone should be embarrassed by it. https://t.co/NjYx9hHx5z
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) June 6, 2019
Ann Coulter called out the network in May when she tweeted, Which reminds me: Why does MSNBC put all its black hosts on the low-rated weekend ghetto? This must change! #ParityatNBC #NBCwhite nationalists
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) May 20, 2019
Could MSNBC be a white nationalist network? Do you think they did this on purpose? Do you even watch the network?
When I voted with the Democratic Party back in the day, I used to watch MSNBC religiously. I also notice their programming would be a lot more tailored to minorities after a certain time on Friday night and into the weekend, especially when they broadcasted shows like “Lock Up.”
I steer clear of the network these days but expect MSNBC or NBC to quietly walk away from this controversy unscathed and unphased. As long as they are getting advertising dollars, they don’t have to change anything.