Oops! New York Times blogger who complains about Fox News’ audience diversity has even whiter readership

by editor on August 5, 2010

“Pot calls kettle black! Film at ten.” No one could blame Fox if that’s how they teased this story on their nightly newscast.

PoliticsDaily.com has the embarrassing details:

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New York Times media blogger Brian Stetler, hypocritcal and good-looking

Brian Stelter, who reports on TV & digital media for The New York Times, sent out a Tweet the other day that drew lots of attention.

As Stelter Tweeted, “Fox, as we all know, has biggest audience in prime time. But among African Americans, it’s smallest– 29k vs. 134k for CNN, 145k for MSNBC.”

This of course, played into the “Fox is racist” meme, and, not surprisingly, Stelter’s words were re-Tweeted many times (and also inspired several media blogs to further discuss Fox News’ lack of diversity).

Interestingly, though, the media site where Stelter primarily blogs (New York Times’ Media Decoder) suffers from the lowest percentage of African-American readers (4.6%) when compared to comparable media sites like Mediaite (5.8%), Gawker (6.4%), Mediabistro (9.2%), etc., according to Nielsen Media Research.

The New York Times could really use a little more diversity. Hypocritical morons are overrepresented on its staff.

Source: PoliticsDaily.com

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

KimmyQueen August 5, 2010 at 9:28 am

Well at least the New York times blog have the fat-virgin (not by choice)-balding-inexperienced looking-still living with mom in her basement-white-male demographic. That is … kind of diverse.

John August 5, 2010 at 9:04 am

What he is , is a stupid liberal fat fck. That puffy pink pussy would be a bitch in the bar house.

DJ August 5, 2010 at 7:15 am

Clearly there isn’t enough windows or fresh air in his mom’s basement.

Gregory Tart August 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Poor Kid! He looks like he forgot his login ID to “Barnyard Friends”

Skip Martin August 5, 2010 at 6:59 am

chillie willie – Forced? Coerced? Are you kidding me? Welcome back from whatever planet you’ve been living on for the past 40 years.

chillie willie August 5, 2010 at 4:17 am

It’s a shame what the “journalistic” world is coming to. Brian Stelter, for the most part, is a fairly decent blogger – he is young and could actually report with a fresh perspective. That said, it is (in my humble opinion) criminal that news organizations such as the New York Times coerce writers and contributors (especially those that are young and new to the scene) to lean left in fear of losing their jobs, income or careers. Instead of writing about situations unbiased, they are forced into throwing in the occasional (actually, frequent) jabs at conservatives and or anything and anyone who departs from the left point of view.

grayjohn August 5, 2010 at 3:21 am

The man is white so he is obviously a racist pointing out pseudo racism to make money.
Damned racists have no class at all. That’s the trouble with us crackers. We just won’t accept the fact that we are racists because we are crackers.