|Born||Joan Maureen Walsh
September 18, 1958
|Occupation||Editor, writer, journalist|
From 2005 through 2010, she was the editor-in-chief of Salon.com, a San Francisco-based American liberal politics and culture Web site. She is the author of What's the Matter With White People? Why We Long For A Golden Age That Never Was, published in August 2012 by John Wiley and Sons.
She joined Salon as its first full-time news editor in 1998, and became managing editor in 2004. Walsh had previously worked for In These Times and the Santa Barbara News and Review. She has written freelance articles for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Nation.
Walsh writes frequently on current American political topics, typically in blog form at Salon. Criticisms of the Iraq War, the George W. Bush administration and conservatives have been featured in her posts. She regularly appears on MSNBC's Scarborough Country and Hardball with Chris Matthews as well as CNN's Campbell Brown, where she has debated with conservative guests including Pat Buchanan, Liz Cheney, Dick Armey, David Frum, Terry Jeffrey and G. Gordon Liddy. She also has appeared on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Ed Show, as well as CNN's Larry King Live and D. L. Hughley Breaks the News. Walsh made her second appearance on The O'Reilly Factor in June 2009, discussing the murder of George Tiller and her views on the responsibility of journalists and the impact of their words in controversial matters.
Other areas of interest include education, community development, urban poverty issues and baseball. She has published two books, Splash Hit: The Pacific Bell Park Story and Stories of Renewal: Community Building and the Future of Urban America.
Comments on white men and Asian women
In 1990, Walsh wrote a controversial article for the San Francisco Examiner called "Asian Women, Caucasian Men" examining relationships between Asian women and white men. She wrote, "Many white women are at a loss to respond to California's new demographics of love. Openness to intermarriage has been a badge of white liberalism; but jealousy is precisely the reaction of many white women bugged by 'Asian-women syndrome' among white men — jealousy and a sick feeling that the 'syndrome' is a new name for an old malady, the inability of men to have intimate relationships with women they see as equals. Then, too, educated Asian women are formidable rivals, and some of the tension may reflect the larger anxiety — felt by white men and women alike -- about losing socioeconomic status to up-and-coming Asians."
- "Joan Walsh: About Me". Salon.com. Retrieved 2007-05-29.
- "Scarborough Country for April 23". Scarborough Country. MSNBC. Retrieved 2007-05-29.
- Walsh, Joan (Je 12, 2009). "Why I went on "The O'Reilly Factor"". Salon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
- Montopoli, Brian. "Joan Walsh on Losing Subscriptions Over the Ohio Election, Conservative Ideological Crusades, and Being Compared to Judith Miller.". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 2007-05-29.
- Walsh, Joan (December 2, 1990) "Asian Women, Caucasian Men: It's a growing trend in the Bay Area's new multicultural world. But these relationships can bring with them social and psychological complications." San Francisco Examiner; page 14. (A copy of this article is available online here.)
|Editor in Chief of Salon.com
|New title||Editor at Large of Salon.com
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