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By Request: Black Talking Heads

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AS asks: “Why is it twenty times more likely if you see an African-American political strategist on TV that they will be a REPUBLICAN strategists? Do cable news executives and producers get off on cognitive dissonance or something? It’s really shocking.”

I wonder about this myself. Step one of wisdom on this subject is to recognize that the “strategist” label is handed out in arbitrary ways to people who aren’t really strategists. But step two is to recognize that I couldn’t prove to you that African-American TV strategists are usually Republican. That’s my sense, but I’d want to see a real quantitative analysis of the subject but certainly have no desire to do one myself.