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How racist is CNN? Possibly this racist

Here’s a story that I’m late in mentioning; in part because I never saw it on CNN. 175 people are involved in a class-action lawsuit against CNN for racial discrimination.

(I apologize, if you have problems with the Daily Wire link. On my computer, it’s OK with an ad blocker. But without an ad blocker, DW eats all the computer’s resources, slowing things to a crawl. The story was also at Newsbusters and Breitbart.)

DW says this story gets even less coverage than the 13 people suing Fox News for racial discrimination.

“The lawsuit against CNN, meanwhile, claims the company’s Atlanta headquarters is rife with racism,” The New York Post wrote on April 27.

Minority employees had to endure bigoted remarks such as “It’s hard to manage black people” and “Who would be worth more: black slaves from times past, or new slaves?,” according to a complaint by former workers Celeslie Henley and Ernest Colbert Jr. filed in Atlanta federal court.

Colbert Jr. also claims he was paid thousands less than white colleagues as a manager at the affiliated Turner Broadcasting System.

Henley, a former CNN executive assistant, says she was fired in 2014 for complaining that black employees were being paid less than white counterparts.

Writes The Hollywood Reporter: Unlike the lawsuit against Fox News, the one against CNN and sister companies is much broader, claiming among other things that African-Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations, that there are dramatic differences in pay between similarly situated employees of different races and that the promotion of African-American employees is blocked by a “glass ceiling.”…

According to The New York Post, The New York Times is also being sued for racial discrimination:

The Times plaintiffs claim in a suit filed last year by New York lawyer Douglas Wigdor that “the Gray Lady” prefers to hire white employees to help target a white audience.

“Unbeknownst to the world at large, not only does the Times have an ideal customer (young, white, wealthy), but also an ideal staffer (young, white, unencumbered with a family) to draw that purported ideal customer,” a complaint states.

Staffers from the staid broadsheet charge that Times CEO Mark Thompson, hired in 2012, created an “environment rife with discrimination based on age, race and gender.”

These stories are from April and May. If you know anything more recent, please update us in the comments.

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3 Comments

  1. Pretty damning (the link worked for me, btw).

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — June 20, 2017 @ 5:44 pm - June 20, 2017

  2. Thanks. As I said to someone in an earlier exchange, I don’t deny Fox’s problems. But I deny that they’re unique to Fox. I question why we’ll get a burst of coverage on them, and dead silence on others (like NYT or CNN).

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 20, 2017 @ 6:05 pm - June 20, 2017

  3. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:

    Bias? What liberal media bias? SMH…

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — June 21, 2017 @ 12:52 am - June 21, 2017

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