Few media outlets have been so eager to imply that President-elect Donald Trump and everyone around him might be a “white supremacist” as CNN. However, when it comes to white supremacy, a new lawsuit has alleged that the liberal media stalwart was pretty good at promoting it in the workplace.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, black employees both former and current launched a class-action lawsuit against CNN on Tuesday, alleging that they faced racial discrimination at the network founded by Ted Turner.
The suit also named Turner Broadcasting and parent company Time Warner as defendants.
“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,” lawyer Daniel Meachum said.
DeWayne Walker is a CNN producer who filed suit against the media giant in January for $50 million for racial discrimination. He’s not named as a plaintiff in this action, but it’s not as if the legal action will lack for salacious details due to his absence.
“Upon information and belief,” the suit read, “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.’”
“This discrimination represents a company-wide pattern and practice,” the suit said, “rather than a series of isolated incidents.” It also said that black employees have been promoted more slowly, terminated at a higher rate and subjected to “disproportionately lower scores on evaluations.”
The suit also alleged that the network’s policies “allow supervisors to essentially handpick candidates through word of mouth for available positions and make promotion decisions on the basis of subjective criteria.
“This system prevents qualified African-Americans from competing equally for positions or even knowing that they are available,” the suit added.
Variety reported that CNN declined to comment on the lawsuit. And why should they? After all of the talk from the liberal media about how conservatives are racists, it turns out that the real bigots may be walking the halls of the Clinton News Network. They’re allegedly advocates for minorities, until those minorities work for them.
Then, this lawsuit says, they treat them like garbage.
In spite of the fact that they see fit to lecture America about race over and over again, it seems that CNN may not practice what it preaches. It remains to be seen what happens, of course, but the next time we see Wolf Blitzer trying to convince America that Republicans are racist, perhaps we should get him to answer for this lawsuit.
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