Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Did The Beast Eat All The Black People?

So apparently this white woman Martha Stewart Tina Brown has launched a Big Deal Website. It's called The Daily Beast, and is backed by Barry Diller and IAC which mean they have $. And therefore, a chance.

We'll give it some time and let the content speak for itself before judging, but looking at the staff picture here I'm forced to wonder: Hello?!!? Does the recession mean even the quota-jobs for black people are gone? I'm not even saying maybe hire a black writer/editor for in-house perspective on, I don't know, Obama, or whether black people and their credit problems are to blame for the financial crisis, but at least let homey in the mailroom get to mug for the picture.

oh wait, I forgot Blogs have little need for an actual mailroom, so I guess there's probably not a genuine authentic nappy-haired negro in the mailroom. I take it all back then. My bad.

Good luck, Martha Tina! (Don't be too mad at the "name" gag, just havin' a lil' fun witcha, you know how all y'all caucasians look the same and all of that.)

(And, um, look out for my pitches! All things considered it is probably best for business to outsource for that negro perspective. So smart move, that. )


  1. Anonymous10/07/2008

    Funny, you rarely see online staff photos. Maybe this is why.

  2. Not just blacks, I don't see any Latinos or Asian!

    Well (upon closer inspection), the girl up front looks like she might be mixed with Asian. Maybe. And the guy on the right is clearly East-Asian of some sort.

    But overall doesn't look like there will be a wide array of cuisines at the staff potluck dinner.

  3. At least it looks like they put most of the cuties up front. I don't need diversity or "perspective" from my website, I need cute. Preferably with librarian glasses.

  4. At first glance, the start red and white of the site looks like a combo of tabloid and WWE visuals (maybe just today with the bloody dude pic).

  5. The key will be seeing how many exclamation points per content day they use, if any.


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