Anand Giridharadas has recently spoken about Boomers who dominate the running of our news and opinion columns. (More on Anand Giridharadas)
“There are 45-year-olds who are brilliant and fresh and think new things and reflect new experiences, and they have been waiting forever for these slots. And they are close to aging out of them. We have heard your thoughts. We appreciate them. It is a moment for new thoughts.”
“Not to mention the twenty- and thirty-somethings behind them. It is time for a new generation of columny. When you lose your curiosity about what you do not know and see and hear, exit.”
“We must find a way to have this conversation firmly and with love. America and the world have hugely changed, and we cannot continue to have their interpretation dominated by people who cannot process the new day, and will not be here for the consequences of our choices now.”
I agree with him and here’s my list of 7 folks who need to move over and step into mentorship or retirement and let GenX and older Millennials (born 1980-85), especially folks of color, take the wheels in these coveted spots.
- Chris Matthews-Please leave NOW! “Let’s talk about the Kennedy’s again.”
- Andrea Mitchell-Sigh!
- David Brooks-Where do I even start to complain? That well is deep.
- Peggy Noonan-“I love Ronald Reagan!” Lady, uh no.
- Chuck Todd-He’s GenX but TERRIBLE. Doesn’t push back, like EVER.
- Mike Barnicle-Nothing really wrong but what’s the point? He takes up space. Put someone on there to provide an actual pulse, maybe a person who grew up with a computer and has student loan debt.
- Maureen Dowd- Technically GenX but she’s never left 1998. “It’s Hillary and Bill’s fault.” Those evil Clintons,” she said in…1997,1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019