CNN correspondent Soledad O’Brien is well known for being multi-racial. So it makes sense that O’Brien will now be exploring the lives of mixed-race people and their heritage. You’ve gotta like CNN’s approach to coverage. They have Asian people talk about North Korea, Christiane Amanpour covers the Middle East, Roland Martin covers black people, and Lou Dobbs covers crazy old men.
This approach makes total sense, because we all know that reporters can’t actually figure out a story unless it in some way reflects their background. We can’t expect reporters of a different background to be able to report about something that might require some digging, after all.
FOX News also employs this technique by using its army of angry white guys and young blonde women to explore their own cultures.