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GOP-bashing Associated Press goes bean-counting…Now, let’s turn the tables on the APUpdate: Your final AP Bd of Directors bean-count

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 17, 2007 12:44 PM

***update: all photos located…scroll for final tally***

Associated Press writer Nancy Benac plays the “diversity” card with a piece tallying up how many women and minorities service in power positions for the various presidential candidates. The hit piece slamming Republicans for not promoting enough non-white people is titled “Democrats seek diversity in advisers:”

When the leading Republican presidential candidates sit down with their top advisers, those with a seat at the table don’t exactly look like America, to use the phrase popularized by former President Clinton.

The 2008 presidential race is notable for the presence of a woman and a black among the leading Democratic candidates. But progress is much slower when it comes to diversifying the ranks of top decision-makers within the various campaigns, especially those of the Republicans.

The campaigns of the top GOP candidates — Mitt Romney, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani — couldn’t point to any key advisers who are black, although there are some women in the top tier. Not unsurprisingly, those campaigns with the most women and minorities among top staff members are Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

“Not unsurprisingly,” eh? Fair and balanced at the AP, as always.

Perhaps Ms. Benac–journalistic concern troll for “diversity”–should start counting the racial and ethnic beans at her own organization. Take a look at the AP Board of Directors. Not unsurprisingly, it’s “Do as we say, not as we do” with the liberal media elite. I’m adding photos to help with the visuals here. I’m sure Ms. Benac will get on the case:

Group photo of AP Board of Directors – hat tip: Dan Riehl

AP Board of Directors


William Dean Singleton — Chairman
Vice Chairman and CEO
MediaNews Group Inc.
Denver, Colorado


Gary Pruitt — Vice Chairman
Chairman, President and CEO
The McClatchy Company
Sacramento, California


R. Jack Fishman
Publisher and Editor
Citizen Tribune
Morristown, Tennessee


Dennis J. FitzSimons
Chairman, President and CEO
Tribune, Co.
Chicago, Illinois


Victor F. Ganzi
President and CEO
Hearst Corp.
New York, New York


Walter E. Hussman Jr.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Little Rock, Arkansas


Julie Inskeep
The Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne, Indiana


Mary Jacobus
President and Chief Operating Officer
The New York Times Co.’s Regional Media Group
Tampa, Florida


Boisfeuillet (Bo) Jones
Publisher and CEO
The Washington Post
Washington, D.C.


Mary Junck
President and CEO
Lee Enterprises, Inc.
Davenport, Iowa


David Lord
Pioneer Newspapers, Inc.
Seattle, Washington


Kenneth W. Lowe
President and CEO
E.W. Scripps Company
Cincinnati, Ohio


Douglas H. McCorkindale
Retired Chairman
Gannett, Co. Inc.
McLean, Virginia


R. John Mitchell
Rutland Herald
Rutland, Vermont


Steven O. Newhouse
New York, New York


Charles V. Pittman
Senior Vice President-Newspapers
Schurz Communications Inc.
South Bend, Indiana


Michael E. Reed
GateHouse Media, Inc.
Fairport, NY 14450


Bruce T. Reese
President and CEO
Bonneville International Corp.
Salt Lake City, Utah


Jon Rust
Southeast Missourian
Co-president, Rust Communications
Cape Girardeau, Missouri


Jay R. Smith
Cox Newspapers, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia


David Westin
ABC News
New York, New York


H. Graham Woodlief
President, Publishing Division
Vice President,
Media General Inc.
Richmond, Virginia

Let’s tally up so far…Update. Here’s your final tally:

22 members of the AP Board of Directors.

19 out of 22 are men.

0 out of 22 are “women of color.”

1 out of 22 is a “man of color.”

Ahem: Perhaps journalists who live in non-“diverse” houses…


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