Do As We Say, Not As We Do

"Binders full of women"

“Binders full of women”


Hiring Inequality Through The Daily Show

As it turns out, that fawning defense of The Daily Show by its women employees illustrates exactly what’s wrong with the show’s hiring practices. They write:

Jon’s not just a guy in a suit reading a prompter. His voice and vision shape every aspect of the show from concept to execution. The idea that he would risk compromising his show’s quality by hiring or firing someone based on anything but ability, or by booking guests based on anything but subject matter, is simply ludicrous.

You see, The Daily Show hires only the best comedians; it books only the best guests. And if the best of the best are reliably, overwhelmingly male? Well: Perhaps men are just better than women.

But first, a quick recap of Jezebel reporter Irin Carmon’s findings on the show’s gender disparities: In the past seven years, only one woman, Olivia Munn, has been considered an able enough comedian to be hired as an on-air correspondent on The Daily Show (and she’s still in try-out mode). Past employees have reported a boys’ club mentality in hiring and firing. And this year alone, the show’s roster of guests has featured 63 men, but only 13 women.


This is really not a shocker. Vile Progs rarely live up to the high standards they demand of others. They talk the talk, but they don’t walk the walk. When it comes to sexism, the Democratic party is still a boys club.

I don’t watch The Daily Show except on the rare occasions that an interesting clip makes it into the news. But off the top of my head I can only think of one female cast member – Samantha Bee. It’s not just numbers. Of the women who are employed by the show, how many are on-air talent, writers, producers, etc, and how many get paid to answer phones and fetch coffee for the men?

BTW – That picture doesn’t show much racial diversity either, does it?

UPDATE: I just noticed the date on this story – it’s from 2010. But I’m guessing not much has changed. The link from Twitter was new:


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21 Responses to Do As We Say, Not As We Do

  1. DeniseVB says:

    IMdB has the full list of cast and crew since the show began.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115147/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm#cast

    Most of the women under “cast” were interviews. The writing staff definitely screams boyz club.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    Stalled Out on Tesla’s Electric Highway

    Washington — Having established a fast-charging foothold in California for its electric cars, Tesla Motors has brought its formula east, opening two ultrafast charging stations in December that would, in theory, allow a speedy electric-car road trip between here and Boston.

    But as I discovered on a recent test drive of the company’s high-performance Model S sedan, theory can be trumped by reality, especially when Northeast temperatures plunge.

    If you buy a Tesla make sure you have AAA towing.

  3. myiq2xu says:

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  5. fif says:

    That’s why they can’t see Obama’s constant hypocrisy – he represents them. It’s faux liberalism, faux democracy, faux principles.

  6. Constance says:

    I don’t know how Liberal women tolerate the Democrat party. The nonstop acceptance of sexist behavior and excuse making for it must create a load of Cognitive Dissonance. It must suck up all their creative energy and it clearly causes them to try to discredit good well meaning women just to hold on to their conflicting beliefs. I find it hard to be around Democrat women anymore because they live in a carefully constructed bubble.

    • yttik says:

      Well, the amount of cognitive dissonance required to be a Dem female certainly became too much of a challenge for me!

    • HELENK says:

      it was not as open until 2008. I never really paid attention until then. I knew there were republican woman in politics but really think they had any thing to say. the bubble burst and a lot of ugly spewed out in 2008 and it is continuing to spew. Now I am no longer blinded and can see other pictures.

      • HELENK says:

        PS
        I really did think the democratic party was inclusive now I know it is promise them anything but give them nothing

    • Constance says:

      I keep getting calls from NARAL in my state, they are pushing for a state law that requires reproductive coverage for all insurance policies that have pregnancy services, so women can make their choices rather than having Someone else’s religion, their employers or their government making their choices. I back this but I just can’t make my self go to their events as I know who will be there. All I can do is send money, my blood pressure would top out if I had to spend hours with Obots or even Democrat women. But I do admire them for DOING SOMETHING when I think it is clear the Democrat party with the apparent approval of “feminist orgs” would rather keep reproduction as an issue than solve the situation.

  7. votermom says:

    funny

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    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      Those, those, those, REPUBLICANS! How dare they accept a ploy suggested by Glorious Leader? Have they no shame?

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