CNN is being sued for racial discrimination
Here is another one of those deliciously ironic stories. For years Republicans have been accused of racism for opposing Barack Obama’s policies and during this election cycle the harmful rhetoric has increased to the point where a candidate for the President of the United States actually called some people who were not going to vote for her a “basket of deplorables.”
One of the networks which has been leading this campaign of personal destruction is CNN. And now after years of trashing the right over race CNN is actually being sued for racial discrimination. Here is more:
A group of current and former black employees of CNN cable news network, Turner Broadcasting, and parent company Time Warner have filed a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, a report says.
The class-action suit was filed after an earlier case involving CNN employee DeWayne Walker was filed, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“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 in a press release announcing the lawsuit.
Walker, who has worked for 13 years at CNN as an integrated marketing manager, had filed a previous lawsuit alleging that the network repeatedly passed him over for promotion because he is black. He also claimed that CNN retaliated against him for filing a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The employee is demanding $50 million in damages.
Only two employees are named as plaintiffs in the class-action case: Celeslie Henley, a former executive administrative assistant at CNN, and Ernest Colbert Jr., a senior manager at Turner Broadcasting Systems. But Meachum alleges that up to 30 other insiders helped them gather information on the “company-wide pattern and practice” of discrimination that he claims has gone on for at least 20 years.
It looks to me as though CNN has been projecting its own racism and bigotry on to the right all these years.
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