1 In 10: 10% of "Straight Men" Only Have Sex With... Other Men | Main | Five O'Clock Flashback
September 19, 2006

Black Liberal Bloggers Annoyed By Clinton's All-White BlogKlan BBQ

He actually makes a good point.

White liberal bloggers defend the all-white lunch by noting that the tried to be inclusive (by inviting Oliver Willis, who, for reasons unfathomable, did not show up for free food), but black liberal bloggers sort of insist on holding them to the same standard they apply to Republicans: It's results, not purity of intentions, that count.

This particular blogger, "Amptoons" or "Ampersand," is also less than satisfied that the white liberal outreach program consisted entirely of an invite to one (1) black blogger.

Somehow another blogger, Markos of the DailyKos, is counted as one of the "diverse" bloggers also invited but not showing up. But being weird-looking does not make one an ethnic minority.

Isn't he Greek? Aren't Greeks white? Even if he's nominally Hispanic or something (I really have no idea), he's as white as I am.

Maybe they can count some of the other white bloggers there as "minorities," too. I hear one was even a "Quane," or "Quarter Dane," as old anti-Danish racists used to classify them. (Although, it must be said, this particular blogger can easily "pass" as a Norwegian.)

The silliness of Titgate has really obscured this larger point. I don't believe in quotas, but I do believe in inclusion, and trying to recruit minority applicants for college and jobs, or inviting minority bloggers to a fairly Big Deal meeting with a former President.

And yet the Party of Endless Racial Condescension only thought to invite one (1!) black blogger to the shindig. One! Jeeze Louise, even the GOP is smart enough to have a back-up token waiting in the wings.

There aren't a whole heap of black bloggers, either on the right or left, but surely there are enough that one or, dare to dream, even two might have gotten the chance to have lunch with the nation's First Black President.

Thanks to JackStraw.

Update: It's still not too late. Jane Hamsher can photoshop blackface on to several bloggers' faces in order to get the requisite level of racial inclusiveness.

Heck, she can photoshop nunchucks into one blogger's hands to get that Chinaman in the shot, too.

(I think a commenter suggested this joke. You know who you are.)

digg this
posted by Ace at 04:39 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Cat Ass Trophy: "Final result will be McAuliffe 60% Youngkin 40% ..."

TheJamesMadison, OCP were the good guys: "334 I'm thinking of a BladeRunner type of test to ..."

Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b]: "[i]The same with Chrissie Hynde and Rush Limbaugh ..."

Berserker-Dragonheads Division: "I was sick of hearing about springsteen by the ear ..."

Humphreyrobot : "I'm thinking of a BladeRunner type of test to weed ..."

hogmartin: "[i]Put me down for interpretive dance. I'm not a g ..."

exdem13: "297 The "E Street Band" could rock out, especially ..."

Mister Scott (Formerly GWS): "I worked security for a springsteen concert new ye ..."

Trained Monkey: "I'll bring my concertina! Posted by: Captain Ob ..."

Tom Waits: "[i]If you like perpetual growling then Bruce is yo ..."

Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant: "Until the GOP gets serious about fraud it will be ..."

Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt: "[i] The "E Street Band" could rock out, especiall ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64