Feb 14, 2011

Via EW:

A spokesperson for The New York Times responded to EW:
“The error lies with those who are reading the story incorrectly. The point of the piece was not to name every black actor or actress who has been awarded an Oscar, it was to draw a comparison between the number who won prior to 2002 (the year Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won) and those who have won since. And the story states very clearly that in 73 years, prior to 2002, only seven black actors/actresses won Oscars.”

This just goes to show why Reading and Comprehending is FUNDAMENTAL! I don't know what is sadder, Whoopi and Barbara Walters misinterpreting the article or the fact that Elizabeth Hasselbeck canceled her subscription based on what they told her instead of reading it for herself. This whole episode is just a microcosm of what is going on in this country.


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  2. I was surprised (a little) by Ms. Goldberg's reaction to the article. I wonder . . . did she bother to read the entire article? It is a thought-provoking piece that serves a greater purpose than just to compliment the Oscar winners (herself included). It is sad that she was apparently eager to throw away the essentials of the article because of a slight (albeit misperceived) against her.