It’s no secret by now that CNN turned itself into the propaganda wing of the Democratic National Committee. The
news network wanted nothing more than to see Hillary Clinton win the 2016 election, doing everything in their power to present a narrative that would push her over the top.
Being biased is one thing, but what’s even more troubling are the tactics CNN used in order to push their agenda. Rather than make a compelling case for why Hillary Clinton was right for the job, the network resorted to a pathetic smear campaign against not only Donald Trump, but his supporters.
As the election got closer, CNN’s attack on Trump got more pathetic. Daily, CNN accused Trump of being racist, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic. Rarely did the network ever try to make the argument about substance or policy. Instead, CNN decided to make the election about race. Of course, according to the Clinton News Network, Trump was on the wrong side of the issue.
To this day, CNN refuses to back away from the narrative. Even Trump’s picks for cabinet positions are scrutinized for potential links to white supremacy. However, CNN might want to stop and take a look in the mirror, at least if a new lawsuit filed against the media company is to be believed. From Raw Story:
“A group of black employees are filing a class action suit against Atlanta-based broadcaster CNN, Turner Broadcasting and its parent company Time Warner alleging a pattern of racial discrimination in the workplace.According to the Rodney Ho of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, lead plaintiff DeWayne Walker and other black employees of the media giant are suing in hopes of breaking a pattern of racial discrimination and retaliation against employees of color who speak out.” In fact, this isn’t the first time CNN has been sued for racial discrimination. According to Walker, the pattern of discrimination goes back as far as 2014.
To be fair, it is entirely possible that the accusations against the network are false and the lawsuit will be thrown out. However, unlike CNN’s treatment of Trump, the matter will actually be thoroughly investigated and facts verified before any sort of judgement is reached. Sadly, the “journalists” at CNN are unwilling to give their political opponents the same fair treatment.
However, one cannot help but bask in the irony provided by the lawsuit. The network that tried so hard to paint a presidential candidate as an enemy of minorities is being painted in that same light by its own employees. It seems turnabout is fair play.
[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]