Posted on August 16, 2004

The White Stuff?

WSJ OpinionJournal, Aug. 6

After a 30-year career at National Public Radio, Bob Edwards found himself sacked as host of its syndicated news show “Morning Edition.” In an interview with Talkers Magazine, Mr. Edwards gave a surprising answer when asked what kind of people listen to NPR. “Bright people,” he replied. “People of all economic strata. It’s a whiter audience than we would like and we’re trying to fix that.” Now substitute “GOP Chairman Ed Gillespie” for Bob Edwards and “Republican Party” for National Public Radio and think what the reaction would be to a statement that could be read to imply that white people are somehow brighter.

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