Saturday, July 24, 2010

First NY TImes Comment Published!

Today I tried an experiment to see how long it would take the NY Times to publish one of my comments, if they chose to at all. The topic was Bob Herbert's column on the Shirley Sherrod fiasco, and his indictment of the mainstream media, along with the Obama administration, was appropriately smug yet conspicuously free of any personal culpability.  I don't blame him, I think we were all duped, but in our defense, we're not used to seeing atypical racism at forums on racism put on by champions against racism, and when we did, it mattered little that it had all the credibility of Ashton Kutcher in a Punk'd re-run.  When we saw what we saw, we took racism to heights not seen since George Jefferson gave Archie Bunker his valet ticket and told him to fetch his Bentley.  

The answer is, the comment was published and it took 7 hours.  Is that normal?  You tell me.  I sense a little discrimination. Shirley Sherrod was fired in far less time.

For the Herbert piece, go here ☞

For my comment, go here ☞

I'm just thrilled I got to plug my favorite reality show of all time in the process: "What Would You Do?" 

It should be on every week for the rest of TV.


  1. 5 people recommended my comment. Yipee!

  2. Congrats!

    They hold on to them for a long time. The Guardian is far better.