Where Is The 24-Hour News Cycle On The Bomb At A Colorado NAACP?

A bomb detonated at the Colorado chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) last night, but you may not have heard much about it. It appears that the major 24-hour cable networks gave the incident little to no air attention.

A ThinkProgress search of television databases suggests CNN gave one cursory report on the incident at 6:34 a.m., while MSNBC and Fox News appear to have not mentioned the incident on air since it happened. Other networks, including Headline News, (HDLN) mentioned the incident in the morning news.

ThinkProgress searched the database TVEyes and Critical Mention from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon, using the terms, “NAACP,” “colored people,” and “bomb” along with “Colorado.” It found only one mention on CNN, at 6:34 a.m., in the course of what appeared to be a scheduled interview on community-police relations. The incident was mentioned when the interviewer asked former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent Dan Bongino whether he thought the bomb in Colorado could be “seen as retaliatory” and Bongino said it was possible. Representatives from CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News did not respond to ThinkProgress inquiries on their coverage of the bombing.

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I am really sick of hearing the misogynistic drivel leftists spit about Fox News and it’s female anchors and contributors. Just today I overheard a conversation between two liberals discussing how all of the women at Fox were just ‘blonde, white, bimbos’.

You’d think feminists would have a problem with these people being classified as sexual objects undeserving of their jobs and success simply because they are women, but interestingly enough, it’s often the feminists making the comments to begin with.

So in response, here’s a sample list of some of the women of Fox, and why they are so extraordinary.

  • Brenda Buttner – Harvard Honours Graduate.
  • Uma Pemmaraju – First Indian-American woman to appear as a regular news presenter in the USA, 7-time Emmy Winner, Big Sisters of America 'Woman of Achievement’ Award Recipient.
  • Gretchen Carlson – Stanford Graduate, Chamber Music Soloist
  • Jamie Colby – Lawyer, was admitted to University at 14.
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle – Former Assistant District Attorney, Children’s Rights Advocate.
  • Susan Estrich – First Female Campaign Manager of a Presidential Campaign, Lawyer, Sexual Assault Survivor and Victim’s Advocate.
  • Megyn Kelly – One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Lawyer, Former Law Review Editor.  (The woman in the photo above being mocked)
  • Anna Kooiman – Ran a fitness and care instruction to financially disadvantaged inner-city kids.
  • Kate Obenshain – First woman to serve as Chair of the Republican Party.
  • Christine Clayburg – Iraq War Veteran, Air Force Pilot.
  • Judith Miller – Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist and Author, while working at the New York Times, spent 85 days in Jail to defend a reporter’s right to protect confidential sources. Received a 'First Amendment Award’ for this effort.
  • Dana Perino – Former White House Press Secretary, Global Maternal Health Advocate, PTSD advocate.
  • Hon. Jeanine Pirro – Judge, Attorney General Candidate, Founded the first ever Domestic Violence Unit in a Prosecutor’s office.
  • Michelle Malkin – Earned a full scholarship to Oxford, Economist.
  • Kathleen McFarland – National Defense and Nuclear Weapons Specialist.
  • Julie Banderas – Emmy Award winning Anchor.
  • Maria Bartiromo – Former Professor, Founder of The National Italian American Foundation, revolutionized Economics reporting.
  • Jedediah Bila – Valedictorian of the Wagner College.
  • Shannon Bream – Lawyer, became the first female commencement speaker at Liberty University.
  • Linda Chavez – Hispanic Politics Pioneer, named a 'Living Legend’ by The Library of Congress.
  • Jennifer Griffin – Harvard University Graduate, Cancer Survivor and Advocate.
  • Lea Gabrielle – Fighter Pilot, Combat-Deployed Intelligence Operator.
  • Greta Van Susteren – Lawyer, one of Forbe’s 100 Most Powerful Women, Multi-Award and Honorary Degree Recipient, Professor.

Like I said, this is just a sample… But it paints a picture of phenomenal women who possess beauty, brains, and morals.

While writing this, however, I ended up looking in to some different figures on diversity in Media that proved very interesting.

As it turns out, in terms of overall diversity, CNN and Fox are near matched in many respects, while the overtly-liberal MSNBC lagged behind in many measures, such as proportional gender representation.

FAIR.org also weighed in on this issue, and found that the least ethnically diverse news program was in fact The Rachel Maddow Show, where 94% of the guests were white. FAIR also found that the lowest representation for women was on CNN’s OutFront where 81% of guests were men, and the highest gender representation was on Fox’s O'Reily Factor, which FAIR reports had a 64/36 gender split, but MediaMatters said was split equally. Fox also had the highest representation of Latino persons.

(Charts from MediaMatters) 

Oh, and for the record, yes I think there needs to be more diversity in broadcasting.

Do I think quality should take a backseat to meeting quotas? No. 

I am all for having folks from all life experiences and perspectives participating in media – That’s the way it should be, really. But I am more than a little bit sick of people bashing good anchors and people because they feel morally and ideologically superior because they believe in those simple aforementioned principles.

Timeline of a tragedy: The Michael Brown story so far

Violence continues to erupt in Ferguson, Mo., more than a week after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by policeman Darren Wilson. The 18-year-old’s family demands justice be brought to their son with the arrest of the six-year veteran officer. Protesters have clashed with authorities as control over security shifted from local police to St. Louis County officers to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Gov. Jay Nixon has since called in the Missouri National Guard. And the Brown family continues to prepare for the teenager’s funeral arrangements amid completion of three separate autopsies.



The Reid Report - Jesse Williams and Talib Kweli talk about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri

“You don’t own us anymore!”


Jesse Williams & Talib Kweli Live in Ferguson on MSNBC