CNN's Stelter: Megyn Kelly Mightn't Have Insisted Santa Was White If Fox Had More Black Viewers

My nomination for the dumbest comment of the week by a television host on a news channel goes to CNN's Brian Stelter.

While talking to Slate's Aisha Harris about the reaction to her article calling for Santa Claus to be a penguin, the new Reliable Sources host wondered if Megyn Kelly wouldn't have been so adamant about Santa being white if Fox News had more black viewers (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BRIAN STELTER: You know, to tell you what I think for a minute, I kind of wonder if FOX had a different audience demographic, if she would have commented differently about Santa. You know, data from 2012 shows that about 1.4 percent of FOX's prime time audience is African- American. If that was 24 percent, I'm wondering if she would have said something differently. But, of course, that's not something we can know.

So Kelly's opinions might be determined by the racial makeup of her audience? Does Stelter think that's the way all hosts on news channels behave, or just those on Fox?

Regardless of the answer, this whole episode is just another example of how all those media proclamations that racism would end if we elected a black president were utter nonsense.

Would there have even been a reaction to Kelly's segment last week if the current White House resident wasn't an African-American?

If the answer is "No," that means there's more racial sensitivity today than there was before Barack Obama was elected.

Sadly, people in the media always quick to play the race card to advance their agenda are largely to blame.

Maybe one day we'll have a colorblind society, but be assured that the left and their media minions will do everything in their power to prevent it from happening.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.