The situation at Fox News surrounding allegations of harassment have dominated media coverage, but media ignores that there are 175 lawsuits still pending against CNN.
In December of 2016, CNN and other Time Warner Cable entities were hit with a lawsuit in a Georgia federal court. The lawsuits against CNN are much broader than the one against Fox News because it has been growing dramatically since its inception six months ago.
To date, the number of cases alleging racial discrimination has climbed to 175 from current and former employees.
New York Post added details to the looming lawsuit:
The lawsuit against CNN, meanwhile, claims the company’s Atlanta headquarters is rife with racism.
Minority employees had to endure bigoted remarks such as “It’s hard to manage black people” and “Who would be worth more: black slaves from times past, or new slaves?,” according to a complaint by former workers Celeslie Henley and Ernest Colbert Jr. filed in Atlanta federal court.
Colbert Jr. also claims he was paid thousands less than white colleagues as a manager at the affiliated Turner Broadcasting System.
Unlike the lawsuit against Fox News, the one against CNN and sister companies is much broader, claiming among other things that African-Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations, that there are dramatic differences in pay between similarly situated employees of different races and that the promotion of African-American employees is blocked by a “glass ceiling.”
The complaint cites hiring and advancement statistics while alleging that African-American employees have endured slurs from superiors, including “It’s hard to manage black people” and “Who would be worth more: black slaves from times past, or new slaves?”
According to a plaintiffs’ motion to amend that was filed March 23, “Since the filing of this action, counsels for the plaintiffs have been contacted by more than 175 people, both former and current employees of the Defendant, requesting to be members of the putative class action, all having similar complaints of intentional racial discrimination, discrimination impact and discriminatory practices employed by the Defendants.”
Mainstream media outlets are not covering the lawsuits at CNN with the same attention and fortitude as they are with Fox News.
Joseph Curl at the Daily Wire asked the million dollar question: why have big names at Fox News like Bill O’Reilly and co-president Bill Shine been forced to resign but no one at CNN has been removed amid 175 allegations of racial discrimination?
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