12/19/2008 Diversity in name only
Today Obama introduced his new Secretary of Labor. She chose to repeat her acceptance speech in Spanish. But the television companies in their wisdom chose NOT to carry it. Who is our boss anyway. The Secretary had a reason for repeating her acceptance in Spanish. Why shouldn’t the media give her the courtesy to assume she knows
what she is doing.
The media give lip service to Diversity, but the moment they hear someone talking another language than English they go into reflex and say O! – no one is interested in that – and turn it off.
I wish Keith Olbermann could get hold of that – but they don’t provide any way to write to him,
More media democracy. So it costs a little bit.