Won’t Somebody Puhlease Think About The “Good White People”?!

by matttbastard

You know, sometimes even the laudable snark-fu of yours truly can’t do justice to the absurdity of bigotry. In this instance, the following headline from Media Matters says it all:

‘Zogby asks if FCC should force “good white people” to “make room for more African-Americans and gays.”‘

Yep, that’s from respected (or formerly respected) pollster John Zogby, who has apparently been commissioned to push teh backlash buttons 1968 styles, boyee.

Peter Hart of FAIR has the 411:

Here’s one of the “questions” asked in the poll, tailor-made for Fox News Channel:

Federal Communications Commission Chief Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd wants the FCC to force good white people in positions of power in the broadcast industry to step down to make room for more African-Americans and gays to fill those positions.  Do you agree or disagree that this presents a threat to free speech?

Um, yes, so, how do you feel about the hoard of dark-skinned, fudge-packing barbarians at the gates trying to forcibly impose (by dictate of a CZAR, natch) the tyranny of diversity on ‘good white people’? Jesus. Talk about a total hand-job for those who willingly indulge in the crude paranoia of Glenn Beck.

As O-Dub (h/t) put it on Twitter, “really, never take John Zogby and his polls seriously ever again”.

Um, yeah. Seriously.

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7 Responses to Won’t Somebody Puhlease Think About The “Good White People”?!

  1. belledame222 says:

    yeah. I took that poll. I didn’t know wtf to make of that question. assumed it was referencing some stupid comment by someone -else-, which still would’ve been fucked up, but…damn.

  2. belledame222 says:

    or rather: I…well, yeah, I didn’t know -what- to make of that. I was just like: zuh?

    but yeah, no more Zogby for moi.

  3. Good white people? What is with these fantasy questions anyway? Wouldn’t it make a lot more sense to replace some of the vicious, mendacious quislings who actually hold positions of power in the broadcast industry rather than imagining what you might do if there were good ones?

  4. Suzan says:

    There are “good white people” in the broadcast industry?

    Could you be more specific?

    Could we vote them out?

    Questions abound.

    Soggy Zogby.

    Over.

    S

  5. Rebecca_J says:

    I get the impression he meant good as in competent, not good as in “good folks.” Still racist and woefully ignorant of privilege.

  6. David says:

    It’s not the government’s job to dole out scarce resources to members of any group identified on the basis of race … period.

    Talk about ignorant.

  7. anonymous says:

    “the hoard of dark-skinned, fudge-packing barbarians at the gates”

    I laughed for 20 minutes over this phrase. Good one!

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