In what seemed to at least one observer as a rare moment in which a guest commentator "overloaded the circuits of the corporate media robots," Princeton University professor of religion and African studies Eddie Glaude Jr. on Monday evening struck a notably impassioned tone as he interrupted another guest during an MSNBC roundtable discussion of the Israeli massacre of unarmed protesters that had taken place earlier in the day to remind viewers that while some may want to talk horse-race politics, it's also important to stop and recognize that actual people—in this case Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds—were gunned down in cold blood by IDF snipers. Read more.
The Huffington Post - At last month's house hearing on the proposed Comcast-NBC takeover, execs from both companies shamefully acknowledged their diversity problems. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts sheepishly divulged that his company's board of directors includes only one woman and one person of color, and NBC's Jeff Zucker confessed that the network has no Black programming. Read more.