Why the News Media Lies. Diversity.
The Society for Professional Journalists has a load of reasons for distorting news stories. Most come under the heading of their accuracy in reporting diversity in their stories. That is they are anti American and anti "lily white".
Put the home page of the Society for Professional Journalist in your files and review all they have to offer regarding why they refuse to report the race of criminals, except for whites, why they blow out of proportion hate crimes of Americans against other groups and many other questions of fairness in their reporting.
There is an underlying assumption in the mainstream media that American Citizens, Christians of any race, and European heritages are evil. It is their mission, their goal to correct that evil by whatever means they deem necessary. They disguise this hatred and vilification of “lily whites” under the guise of diversity accuracy.
Notice how they treat all “whites” as a monolithic group of people and do not recognize the many ethnicities and nationalities that comprise that group. The press never reports stories on Italian, Irish, German, or any other individual identification. We are all groups as monolithic whites without any individuality or human identification. The word “white” is always printed as a word starting in the lower case.
On the other hand they go to extreme pains to give individual identity to all other groups. This is done even though “whites” are the world minority. Only one billion of over six billion people are classified as white in the world. Whites have been placed on the United Nations Genocide watch in many parts of the world. They are stalked and murdered because of their color regardless of their individual identity or nationality.
The paper never reports about the billions of yellow people. They are reported as Filipinos, Hmong, Asians, Chinese, all with capital letters to identify and recognize these individuals as a group, not a part of a monolithic color. They report about African Americans, Latinos, Mexicans, Arab Americans, Muslims, or other identities that emphasize them as individuals.
The bigoted press is making it their job to destroy the biggest world minority of “whites” and replace it with their preferred groups. The press follows the communist stated goals of providing division between the races to destroy the United States. The “mainstream media” is their tool in that effort.
Diversity is accuracy SPJ http://www.spj.org/dtb1.asp
http://www.spj.org/images/dtb1.jpg Diversity is Accuracy
By Sally Lehrman
Some journalists balk at the idea of deliberately adding underrepresented voices to the news. They think of it as pandering, or at least distortion. But in fact, what’s off the mark is most news coverage today. It overemphasizes the ideas, opinions and prominence of one particular group: usually white, upper-class males. Sometimes, studies show, other demographic slices get undue emphasis — particularly in stories about crime or poverty.
If you’re not checking with a breadth of sources, chances are, your story has got holes.
“This is the community you’re covering,” says Craig Franklin, producer of news special projects at KRON-TV in San Francisco. In his city, about half the population is nonwhite.
Mirroring the community is not the same as highlighting ethnic food, traditions or community gatherings in the news pages. It goes further than incorporating civil rights, immigration, and race issues in ongoing coverage. It’s beyond time to throw out the white experience as the norm, as Franklin explained. “You’re trying to include people as a normal part of the community,” he said. “Not as the ‘other.’ ”
Indeed. The latest census contained an urgent message to journalists . “Hellloooo? U.S. demographics are changing.”
I try not to be prejudiced, but being from California I tend to think of Ohio as lily white. How provincial. Hamilton County, for example, is 23 percent African American. I had no idea that Houston is 11 percent Asian or Minneapolis-St. Paul, 12 percent — with the largest Hmong population in the United States. I didn’t even know that Latinos and Hispanics make up one fifth of the population in Nevada, the state right next door.
Having seen “The Music Man” as a child, I thought I knew who lived in Gary, Indiana. Nope. That city is more than 83 percent African American. Detroit? A full 85 percent.
Want more? Check out Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, Arkansas, Minnesota and Nebraska and you’ll find sizable Latino populations.
Pointing out the skew towards whites in story sourcing, KRON’s Franklin says, “Maybe we’re not doing the best journalism. If about 75 percent of the U.S. population is white, are 95 percent of the experts white? Is that the reality? Or does my Rolodex reflect me?”
KRON has a diversity group that meets every week just to talk stories. Franklin, who is white, says that’s how producers there overcome the disabilities of a largely monochrome, middle-class newsroom. They talk about how to broaden reporting beyond their own circle of familiarity – and to look at stories about racial and ethnic minority groups from the inside. The results? A feature on Filipino veterans who had been denied government benefits. An award-winning, two-part series on racial profiling of Arab Americans. “It’s a more sophisticated approach,” Franklin says.
Carol Ness, a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, recalls how useful it was to have a broad range of Muslim sources already filling her files in the weeks following Sept. 11. Three years earlier, when Clinton ordered the bombing of Sudan and Afghanistan, she had produced a profile of Bay Area Islam in one day. That time she had to rely on one person to link her to the extensive Muslim population in the area.
We all know this technique will work in a pinch, but it can limit your vision. As Ness points out, a single source may have a great network, but everyone in it is likely to have a similar perspective. It’s risky to rely on one individual — and his or her contacts — to serve as a voice for an entire community.
Your journalism can only be as good as your sourcing. So why not work a little harder to make it better? > http://www.spj.org/lineh.gif
Sally Lehrman writes about genetics, medicine and health issues for a range of publications and is national diversity chair for the Society.