Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ronan Farrow’s Debut Gets Major Media Love While Joy Reid Is Ignored | Mediaite

Ronan Farrow’s Debut Gets Major Media Love While Joy Reid Is Ignored | Mediaite: "The typical 2014-kind-of-reaction to this, one that’s all the rage these days, is to scream RACISM. Why else would the New York Times, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Jon Stewart and Bill Maher fall over themselves in previewing Mr. Farrow’s show, but ignore Reid…who has infinitely more broadcast experience than her younger lead-in? Both worked with (Reid) or in (Farrow) the Obama Administration, but only one has actually guest hosted programs on MSNBC before (Reid).

So the answer is obviously bigotry, with the lily-white Farrow getting all of the attention for his 1:00 PM show, with the African-American Reid being snubbed by the press in launching her 2:00 PM offering. It’s no different than NBC News anchor Brian Williams ignoring Arsenio Hall when running down a list of late-night hosts last week (which were all white in the graphic, by the way).

And while we’re at it, let’s throw misogyny into the mix as a good reason for the Reid snub as well. The War on Women continues down an ugly path…

So now that we have the mocking-racism-and-sexism charges-exercise out of the way, let’s look at the real reason Farrow is a media darling while Reid is overlooked:


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