Chris Enloe, The Blaze, March 8, 2022
MSNBC host Joy Reid claimed Monday that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is receiving worldwide attention because Ukraine is largely white and Christian.
“The coverage of Ukraine has revealed a pretty radical disparity in how human Ukrainians look and feel to western media compared to their browner and blacker counterparts, with some reporters using very telling comparisons in their analyses of the war,” Reid continued, before playing clips of reporters making comments about the Ukraine war that she found objectionable.
“OK, let’s face it. The world is paying attention because this is happening in Europe,” Reid claimed. “If this was happening anywhere else would we see the same outpouring of support and compassion?”
“Well, we don’t need to ask ourselves if the international response will be the same if Russia unleashed their horror on a country that wasn’t white and largely Christian — because Russia has already done it in Syria,” she claimed.
“This is a teachable moment for us in the media. We’re not afraid to call out our industry,” Reid continued. “There is a lot of soul searching that we need to do in western media about why some wars and lives seem to matter more than others. And why some refugees get the welcome mat while others get the wall.”