Calpundit has a couple of excellent posts about Jayson Blair, the black New York Times reporter who was caught making up stories and plagerizing. Many folks, both in the media and in the blogosphere, have siezed on this story as a cautionary tale about affirmative action, or diversity, or hiring black folks, or whatever. From Calpundit:
Quick, what color were the skins of these reporters?
What’s that, you don’t know? But hasn’t every story about them mentioned it? And run a picture of them? No? That’s odd.
You should also read Kevin’s very practical follow-up.