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CNN Sued for Racial Discrimination! After Ironic Cries of Trump Racism (Video)

Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:46
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When it comes to preachy liberal media outlets that routinely accuse conservatives — especially those involved with President-elect Donald Trump — of being racist, few can top CNN.

After all, this is the outlet that has brought contributors on to tell America that Trump poses an “existential and physical” threat to minorities as well as journalists. And it’s not just contributors, either — host Wolf Blitzer made news recently for trying as hard as he could to tie Trump and the Republican Party to hate groups in a contentious exchange with a guest from the RNC.

If the allegations in a new lawsuit are true, however, maybe CNN’s people should have been looking for evidence of real racism in their own offices as opposed to places where it can’t be proven to exist.

A group of both current and former black employees of the cable news network filed a racial discrimination suit against the media giant on Tuesday, and the allegations have shaken its liberal image badly.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the new allegations arose while lawyers were looking into a $50 million racial discrimination suit by CNN producer DeWayne Walker.

“As a result of the current discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of DeWayne Walker vs. CNN, Time Warner & Turner, we have uncovered stories involving abuse of power, nepotism, revenge, retaliation and discrimination,” attorney Daniel Meachum said at a press conference.

“This discrimination represents a company-wide pattern and practice,” the suit reads, “rather than a series of isolated incidents.”

So, what kind of accusations are now confronting CNN, the ratings-0challenged network that regularly allows guests on the air to level charges such as then-candidate Trump using “racist rhetoric to pander to his base?”

“Upon information and belief,” the new lawsuit continues, “African-American employees have had to endure racial slurs and prejudicial biases from superiors such as, ‘it’s hard to manage black people’ and ‘who would be worth more: black slaves from times past or new slaves.’”

Blacks do make up 30 to 35 percent of mid-management at CNN, the lawsuit acknowledges, but “they are drastically under-represented at higher pay grades and senior positions, while still being required to generally labor three times as long as Caucasians [for promotions].”

“I’ve seen people at Turner that have worked there for 14, 15 years with a total raise over that time of $5,000 to $6,000. That’s horrible,” Meachum told reporters. “That is not the face that I think Turner and CNN wants to put on. That’s the reality of the people who work there.”

And this class action suit and Walker’s previous action aren’t even the totality of the racial discrimination claims facing the network. According to Deadline Hollywood, producer Ricky Blalock filed suit last December after he alleged CNN “intentionally and willfully violated Mr. Blalock’s right to be free from race-based discrimination in his employment.” Another producer, Stanley Wilson, sued them for the same reason back in 2014.

Yes, as it turns out, one of the most ardently liberal voices in the media today is allegedly mistreating its black employees on a massive scale. So, what have they said about it? Well, nothing. According to Variety, the network has declined comment.

Imagine if that were a member of the Trump administration declining comment on a racial discrimination suit. Wolf Blitzer would be asking about whether the person involved was a “white nationalist.” A tearful Anderson Cooper would be outside Trump Tower, demanding answers.

When it’s CNN itself, however, their motto seems to be “do as we say, not as we do.” In a perfect world, they’d be reporting breathlessly on every single development of their own racial discrimination suit, wondering aloud if they were fostering white supremacy, cutting the feed on anyone who said they weren’t.

In the real world, you can always just turn them off.

Do you think CNN is acting hypocritically? Scroll down to comment below.

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  • artichoke

    So blacks are way overrepresented in middle management, but these underperformers who got their jobs due to affirmative action are now demanding equal outcomes in promotions. CNN will just get worse and worse as the problem never goes away and instead blossoms to consume the company.

    Now I understand the left bias of CNN even when it stops making any sense. Thinking of all those black middle managers, soon to be upper managers, explains a lot.

  • Tedx

    Poetic justice.

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