Sharpton's TV Gig Does Not Bring Diversity

St. Petersburg Times media critic Eric Deggans argues that the best way to ensure diversity in news coverage is to hire a diverse staff of journalists, not activists. 

The Rev. Al Sharpton (Getty Images)
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