Black Journalists Decry All-white Primetime On Cnn, Msnbc
The National Association of Black Journalists on Friday lashed out at CNN for its decision to replace Campbell Brown in the 8 00 p.m. time slot with two white co-hosts, Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer. "The company missed another opportunity to place a person of color in prime time," NABJ said in a statement. "Are you telling us that CNN could find no one better than an ex-politician who quit being New York governor after consorting with prostitutes to grace America's living rooms each night? CNN does have Tony Harris anchoring in the morning, and [Fredricka] Whitfield, T.J. Holmes, and Don Lemon on the weekends. But that's not prime time. The same can be said about MSNBC." Contacted by Journal-isms.com, CNN cited several of its African-American correspondents as examples of its commitment to Diversity, adding "The new 8 00 p.m. program will have a rotating panel of diverse guests."