Monday, October 12, 2009

Diversity ruined journalism: Older-guy insiders are always a pleasure to read and listen to because they don't give a damn anymore and enjoy actually telling the truth.

Bernie Goldberg admitted on the O'Reilly Factor tonight that diversity ruined journalism. It was dominated in the old days by white men who had a code of skepticism and were after the who, what, when, where, why, and how of a story.

As minorities and women moved into the profession, anything remotely resembling objectivity disappeared. It wasn't clear if he was saying these demographic groups are simply more liberal, or that they, on average, lack the ability to be objective, but he puts the blame squarely on diversity.

God bless grumpy old men for getting past the lies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I never considered that before, but its a very interesting take and may fit with stereotypes.

Women in general are not very objective, and they fight against 'outside the box' thinking. They are group thinkers. So that makes sense.

Blacks and Hispanics have a very specific agenda so anything that does not match that agenda they fight against. So maybe that makes sense too.

White men have a less specific agenda, and in general, males are much better able to analyze facts without getting emotionally involved in the issue.

Okay, I guess it all seems plausible. Of course, being plausible and being true are not the same thing.