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None are so blind as those who, having eyes, see not.
Huffington Post executive editor Liz Heron appears to be proud of the team of editors the liberal online news source has assembled and took to social media to boast about their diverse workplace.
Heron posted an image on Twitter, along with the caption: “Notice anything about this @HuffingtonPost editors meeting?”
— Liz Heron (@lheron) May 20, 2016
The only problem is, the photo depicts mostly young white women — white privilege notwithstanding. For the record, there are a couple of Asian women at the end of the table.
All of which relegated Heron’s inquiry to little more than an open invitation to social media users of all stripes to pile on… and did they ever.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
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.@lheron I was told that inferring gender identity based on physical characteristics was the height of bigotry, intolerance. How dare you.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 20, 2016
— JadedByPolitics (@JadedByPolitics) May 20, 2016
— Dino Fancellu (@DinoFancellu) May 20, 2016
@lheron No African-Americans.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) May 20, 2016
— Fernando Pombeiro (@fernpombeiro) May 20, 2016
@TWMNewsUK how dare you imply such a thing!!! How can you be so ignorant?!? 4 of them identify as men and 5 identify as African American!!!
— jackie freeman (@jackie92101) May 20, 2016
— Robert Tracinski (@Tracinski) May 20, 2016
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) May 20, 2016
— Hailey Wallace (@haileywallace22) May 21, 2016
— Bunker Smith (@bunkerwsmith) May 20, 2016
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) May 21, 2016
— TANSTAAFL (@TANSTAAFL23) May 20, 2016
— PoePoePoeMyBoat (@_MarkingBad_) May 20, 2016