Black Journalists’ Group Slams CNN For Lack Of Black Representation Among Leadership

CNN spends every day and night calling Trump a racist, yet they have some issues of their own to deal with. The National Association of Black Journalists has placed the far left network on a special monitoring list for it’s lack of black people in leadership roles.

The Hill reports:

Black journalists’ group places CNN on ‘special monitoring list’

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) said Tuesday that it would place CNN on a “special media monitoring list,” citing a lack of black representation among the network’s leadership ranks.

NABJ said in a statement that its preliminary research showed that CNN has no black employees reporting to CNN President Jeff Zucker. It also showed that the news organization has no black executive producers as well as no black vice presidents or senior vice presidents on the news side.

CNN disputed the group’s finding that there are no black vice presidents on the news side, according to NABJ. But the news network did not provide the name or position of the vice president or vice presidents, NABJ said.

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The NABJ said a four-person delegation sought to meet with Zucker but that the CNN president refused to do so because of “a personal issue between CNN and NABJ’s Vice President-Digital Roland Martin” stemming from Martin’s participation in a 2016 town hall with then-Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

Let’s not forget that CNN is being sued by former employees in a discrimination case.

In 2017, the Huffington Post reported:

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CNN Faces A Class Action Racial Discrimination Suit That Is Growing ‘Exponentially’

According to Breanna Edwards of The, CNN is facing a growing racial discrimination lawsuit that according to The Hollywood Reporter “may grow exponentially.” CNN’s ongoing lawsuit is explained in an April 5, 2017 piece titled “CNN Facing Racial-Discrimination Lawsuit Claiming African Americans Receive Lower Performance Ratings in Evaluations”:

Another major news network is facing allegations in a racial-discrimination lawsuit, stemming from a proposed class action in Georgia federal court. In the lawsuit, plaintiffs claim that at CNN and other Time Warner units, African Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations, that there are huge discrepancies in pay between employees doing similar jobs but who are of different races, and that promotion for black employees is blocked by a “glass ceiling.”

Thus, while CNN felt the need to publicize an apology regarding racist Reddit posts, it’s currently facing a racial discrimination lawsuit entailing numerous horrific allegations.

Perhaps CNN should get its own house in order before hurling accusations at anyone else.


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