CNN has spent the better part of this past year calling Donald Trump a racist and a bigot.
But now the shoe is on the other foot.
And a major lawsuit could have devastating consequences for the far-left network.
A bombshell lawsuit by current and former employees alleges that the network is hostile to black employees – especially black men – and forces them to endure a racist working environment.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports on the lawsuit:
“This discrimination represents a company-wide pattern and practice,” the lawsuit asserts, “rather than a series of isolated incidents.” He said the company has been discriminating against blacks for more than 20 years.
The 40-page lawsuit filed in the United States District Court in the Northern District of Georgia said blacks – especially black males – are discriminated against in evaluations, compensation and promotions. Blacks receive “disproportionately lower scores on evaluations,” the lawsuit alleges.
It says based on data provided by Turner, blacks are terminated at a higher rate than whites and promoted at a significantly slower rate. And the lawsuit said written and unwritten policies and practices for performing evaluations and promotions discriminate against blacks. Those policies “allow supervisors to essentially handpick candidates through word of mouth for available positions and make promotion decisions on the basis of subjective criteria,” the lawsuit said. “This system prevents qualified African-Americans from competing equally for positions or even knowing that they are available.”
Meachum said at a press conference Wednesday morning at his downtown Atlanta office that he has been collecting information about CNN and Turner for three years before filing the class-action suit.
“Upon information and belief,” the suit says, “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 is the second time CNN has been hit with a discrimination lawsuit.
In January, former CNN producer DeWayne Walker sued the network for $50 million claiming he was not promoted due to racial discrimination, and that the network retaliated against him when he had filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.
The accusations of racism surrounding CNN is giving cause for conservatives to label the network as hypocritical.
Afterall, it’s their network’s talent who has called Trump a bigot on air.
And CNN has given a platform to the so-called “alt-right” – a small movement of white nationalists – in order to smear the 62 million Americans who elected Trump as racists.
Anchors have also badgered Republicans such as Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Republican National Committee Communications Director Sean Spicer to condemn the racist elements of the “alt-right”, even though President-elect Trump has already done so.
This latest lawsuit just adds to CNN’s growing woes.
The network fell behind MSNBC and into 3rd place in recently published ratings.
Many attribute the network’s collapse to their completely biased anti-Trump coverage.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said in a recent interview he can’t even watch CNN anymore.
“You know, I think they’re so openly partisan that I can’t even hardly turn on CNN in the morning, that they’re going on and on about potential conflicts of interest,” Paul said. “Not that they’ve said this is a conflict of interest. They just go on and on and on, so it’s clearly a partisan network, and there’s no news.”
“During the campaign cycle, they must have spent hours of media time talking about how, ‘No, Donald Trump really wasn’t against the Iraq War because he nodded his head one time during an interview with Howard Stern on a question with the Iraq War,’” Paul recalled. “What they missed by doing that, by being so partisan, what they miss is, there really was a substantive difference between Trump and Clinton on the Iraq War, regime change, and nation-building.”
Allegations of racial bias – piled on top of overt political bias – means 2017 will be an even more difficult year for CNN and its brand of far-left, identity politics.