There are no black bloggers in Harlem or New York City.
At least to Peter Daou and the DailyKos crowd. Needless to say, I do not know what to make of this.
These are the 20 liberal bloggers that met with Bill Clinton in Harlem. As you can see, not one of them is black or latino.
Via Republic of T.
This photo proves that It's official : Hillary to run for President, so she kills the Liberal Blogosphere first.
I am just shocked at the glee with which Peter Daou has shown his disrespect for Pam Spaulding, Steve Gilliard, Louis Pagan, Chris Rabb, Earl Dunovant and me when he decided to not invite neither of us, or for that matter, any other black or latino bloggers.
Yes, Steve Gilliard, Pam Spaulding, and me have been vocal about Hillary's run for the presidency. You'd think though our opinions would be given the weight they deserve within the blogosphere itself --let's not even talk about the Clintonites or Washington.
Which is why I stand by what I said : In order for Hillary Clinton to run for president, she will do anything and everything to squash the voices of dissent raised through the progressive netroots. Stuffing their faces with lunch is one tasty way to go about it.
The more pressing question remains :
What does it mean though that there are 20 bloggers invited to this lunch and not one is black or latino? What does it mean for this group of bloggers to be patting themselves on the backs for being with Clinton when they are all in Harlem and not one of them is a person of color? What does it mean for these people to be there and have not one of themn raise this issue in their blogs?
When I wrote Jane Hamsher is an idiot, Barbara O'Brien scolded me for calling out this white woman's antics in the name of the black people of Connecticut. I was insulted, as so other black bloggers, for the arrogance of the act. Given how priviledged she was by having the time, money and access to blog the Lamont campaign, why couldn't Jane Hamsher find as many black and latino bloggers in Connecticut and give them a voice and visibility through her blog? Instead of creating a Liberman in black face, why was raising the profile of black bloggers in Connecticut out of the realm of her possibility?
If you answer that, you can answer why Jane Hamsher is included in this group as opposed to any black or latino bloggers.
And by the way : I do believe this behaviour is connected to the behaviour of the Yasskys and Kavanaghs of New York City.
U P D A T E :
Check out the updated version of this post at To Peter Daou and the DailyKos crowd, there are no black bloggers in New York City or Harlem | culturekitchen; and definitely see what Peter Daou has to say at Peter Daou explains why there are no black or latino bloggers in his Harlem meeting with Bill Clinton | culturekitchen.