Monday, October 11, 2010
I Thought They Were Both Just White Dudes
Mr. Sanchez was fired for correctly pointing out that most of the people employed by news organizations resembled John Stewart more than they do Mr. Sanchez.
The Totem Pole looks like this;
One can call out any group listed below their own without any repercussions.
Call out a group that is higher on the scale of offensiveness/defensiveness and you'll likely lose your job.
But this list can be amended.
Just add; Female, gay, obese, poor and/or uneducated to any level to rise on the list - i.e. A Black lesbian can call out a straight Jewish male.
(Maybe I should make this helpful reminder pocket-sized just in case politicians, pundits, or athletes forget.)