CNN has reached peak TDS

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There needs to be a task force for TDS, because at least there will be a vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus.

TDS it seems, is incurable.

When orange man bad is more important than dealing with a pending global pandemic.


https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/30/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-diversity-obama/index.html

Coronavirus task force another example of Trump administration's lack of diversity


" Who are these experts? They're largely the same sort of white men (and a couple women on the sidelines) who've dominated the Trump administration from the very beginning. "

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barncatz

I heard part of an NPR report on Pompeo today and it was brutal. Would that be PDS? They pointed out the administration turnover and that Pompeo was one of the few original administration figures still there.

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elvis

From the OP: On Tuesday, Trump tweeted photos of a briefing he'd received on the new coronavirus spreading out of China. "We will continue to monitor the ongoing developments," the President said in his post. "We have the best experts anywhere in the world, and they are on top of it 24/7!"

...Who are these experts? They're largely the same sorts of white men (and a couple women on the sidelines) who've dominated the Trump administration from the very beginning.

By contrast, former President Barack Obama's circle of advisers in the face of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was hardly so monochromatic. Neither was it so abysmal in terms of gender diversity. (Of course, to contextualize, Obama's administration, on the whole, was far more diverse than Trump's.)

So CNN's big concern about Coronavirus is that the task force is too white? They can't help being white, poor things. I'll bet they're qualified, though. Maybe that should count for something?

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar has been tapped to lead the task force, which is to be coordinated through the National Security Council and is composed of White House and government agency experts from the CDC, State Department, Homeland Security, Transportation Department and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, among others.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/01/30/Trump-administration-forms-coronavirus-task-force/6121580359859/


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foodonastump

And yet, as unsurprising as the diversity issue in the Trump era has become, it's still worth pointing out from time to time...

I agree with this. However, given the current situation with the Coronavirus this was an incredibly bad time and way to call it out. Because...

So CNN's big concern about Coronavirus is that the task force is too white?

...misses the point entirely yet is the obvious and understandable knee-jerk reaction.

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lurker111

CNN is suffering from an inferiority complex. Poor thing. Too much diversity.

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Rudebekia

It's kind of amazing how its gone down hill since the election. It used to be a respectable news source. And they don't seem to care about the huge decline in ratings.

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