Brian Stelter, who reports on TV and digital media for The New York Times, sent out a tweet the other day that drew lots of attention… “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 retweeted 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. Maybe he should have checked that first?
As others (MSNBC, NAACP, etc.) have learned, he who lives by fraudulent claims of raaaaacism will eventually die of fraudulent claims of raaaaacism.