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(Buzzfeed)   ThinkProgress writer is shocked to learn that--you might want to sit down for this--TV may not be like real life   (buzzfeed.com ) divider line
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2013-11-12 09:07:15 AM  
Someone has far too much time on their hands
 
2013-11-12 09:12:25 AM  
Thankfully this is blocked at work, but is it actually a buzzfeed article about thinkprogress? Are the derpsnakes eating each other on the Left now?

/Buzzfeed isn't really left, just derp
//Top ten reasons why Buzzfeed is derpy, complete with cute dog pictures, click here.
 
2013-11-12 09:13:10 AM  
Why would they lump Hispanic whites in with Asians in their numbers?
 
2013-11-12 09:18:23 AM  

Where wolf: Thankfully this is blocked at work, but is it actually a buzzfeed article about thinkprogress? Are the derpsnakes eating each other on the Left now?


Yes, it's a Buzzfeed "article" which summarizes a Thinprogress article in annoying picture form that points out that the percentages of races and genders of people on TV are not the same as they are in the US.
 
2013-11-12 09:25:34 AM  
TV channels surveyed 4
TV channels on TV in the USA: 100s

You can tell they were trolling because they included NBC as a "major network"
 
2013-11-12 09:52:49 AM  
Guess we better give George Lopez another show because equality.
 
2013-11-12 09:53:22 AM  

chapman: TV channels surveyed 4
TV channels on TV in the USA: 100s

You can tell they were trolling because they included NBC as a "major network"


They excluded UPN and the dubbaWB.

/those networks may not exist anymore for all I know.
 
2013-11-12 10:19:52 AM  

Debeo Summa Credo: chapman: TV channels surveyed 4
They excluded UPN and the dubbaWB.

/those networks may not exist anymore for all I know.


Worse. They joined forces.
 
2013-11-12 10:23:04 AM  

chapman: TV channels surveyed 4
TV channels on TV in the USA: 100s

You can tell they were trolling because they included NBC as a "major network"


Hell, American Horror Story: Coven alone would probably have evened out the gender statistics.
 
2013-11-12 10:24:21 AM  
LOL at trying to make the presence of robots or monsters a bad thing. Uh, genre shows are going to have a buttload of those.

And couldn't they get another Asian woman that wasn't fricking Sandra Oh? People may applaud Asian women being underrepresented if they all look like Oh...
 
2013-11-12 10:47:13 AM  
How do we make TV better represents all races and genders?  It's not like the US is a big melting pot.  The US is segregated by neighborhoods.  To make a more realistic family sitcom or drama, you'd likely have to have an all black show, or an all Asian show, etc...If you can do that and still be compelling, more power to you.  It just seems that many shows don't properly represent the people they put on TV.

Beyond that, I'd be curious - with so many hospitals, detectives, forensics, and lawyer dramas - do the shows represent US workplace demographics (as opposed to US population)?
 
2013-11-12 11:35:51 AM  
Wow, that's a lot of selection bias there.  Just randomly grabbing shows that you feel support your hypothesis, instead of having a defined set of controls on your selection.
 
2013-11-12 12:50:35 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: How do we make TV better represents all races and genders?  It's not like the US is a big melting pot.  The US is segregated by neighborhoods.  To make a more realistic family sitcom or drama, you'd likely have to have an all black show, or an all Asian show, etc...If you can do that and still be compelling, more power to you.  It just seems that many shows don't properly represent the people they put on TV.



American TV is a lot more segregated than American neighborhoods.
 
2013-11-12 01:01:41 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: How do we make TV better represents all races and genders?  It's not like the US is a big melting pot.  The US is segregated by neighborhoods.  To make a more realistic family sitcom or drama, you'd likely have to have an all black show, or an all Asian show, etc...If you can do that and still be compelling, more power to you.  It just seems that many shows don't properly represent the people they put on TV.

Beyond that, I'd be curious - with so many hospitals, detectives, forensics, and lawyer dramas - do the shows represent US workplace demographics (as opposed to US

meanmutton: Nana's Vibrator: How do we make TV better represents all races and genders?  It's not like the US is a big melting pot.  The US is segregated by neighborhoods.  To make a more realistic family sitcom or drama, you'd likely have to have an all black show, or an all Asian show, etc...If you can do that and still be compelling, more power to you.  It just seems that many shows don't properly represent the people they put on TV.


American TV is a lot more segregated than American neighborhoods.


And even social circles. The last party I went to had Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Blacks, and Hispanics, all just hanging out, eating tacos, drinking beers and taking stupid photobooth pics.  At no point did anyone stop and say "OMG, look how unrealistic this is!"
 
2013-11-12 01:02:53 PM  
Oh, and Indian and mixed race people too. And gays.
 
2013-11-12 01:13:32 PM  
I thought that it was kind of an interesting study until the disclaimer at the bottom of the chart.

Plus, what about us Gays? We're something like 3% of the population, but now that shows like The New Normal, Happy Endings and Partners are gone (plus the awful Sean Hayes show isn't long for this earth), we gays are reduced to the two clowns on Modern Family, the effeminate gay best friend of the female lead who hands out fashion advice or a token.

/Gay gay gay gay gay gay gay
 
2013-11-12 01:19:06 PM  

Henry Holland: I thought that it was kind of an interesting study until the disclaimer at the bottom of the chart.

Plus, what about us Gays? We're something like 3% of the population, but now that shows like The New Normal, Happy Endings and Partners are gone (plus the awful Sean Hayes show isn't long for this earth), we gays are reduced to the two clowns on Modern Family, the effeminate gay best friend of the female lead who hands out fashion advice or a token.

/Gay gay gay gay gay gay gay


Glee filled the quota for the next 100 years.
 
2013-11-12 01:29:47 PM  

meanmutton: Why would they lump Hispanic whites in with Asians in their numbers?


They are following what the DOJ does with crime statistics.  They lump those groups and label them white in order to hide the fact that the majority of crimes are committed by non-whites.  Liberals feel justified in lying in order to make reality fit their fantasy world.  Just like Zimmerman was a "white hispanish".
 
2013-11-12 01:38:36 PM  
chapman: Glee filled the quota for the next 100 years

Just because a guy, even a guy in a wheelchair, likes to sing show tunes doesn't make him gay.

Oh, hush, stop laughing.

Let's see...Kurt, Blaine, Dave Karofsky who they used for a A Very Special Episode when he tried to hang himself > had him leaving Lima High so he could hang out in a shiatty gay bar > got rid of him, plus a few minor characters, nope not seeing that quota being filled.
 
2013-11-12 03:47:05 PM  
Bring back Chico and the Man!
 
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