The iron fist of diversity
Retired CNN anchor Bernard Shaw made some peculiar remarks addressing National Association of Black Journalists at their convention in Las Vegas, accepting a lifetime achievement award from the group. David Paulin of the site The Big Carnival, who actually used to work at CNN, calls it a "Don Imus moment." From his report:
Addressing the group, Shaw issued a warning to the main villain of the post-modern left: white males. He declared, "Beyond this ballroom tonight, white males - wake up. Globally, you are an island speck in an ocean of color. The reins of power will weaken and so will your grip - if you do not faithfully support our nation's greatest strength, diversity."
Not long before he retired as one of CNN's star anchors, Bernard Shaw used to pass me in the hallways of CNN in Atlanta. I was a writer at CNN.com in 2000: I was a nobody. Yet the affable Shaw always made eye contact and murmured a friendly "hello." In the television world of big egos, he seemed like a genuinely nice guy.