Now that he’s been shown the door, former CNN newsman/contributor Roland Martin is not holding back with his criticism of the news network.
Earlier this week he was on HuffPostLive with Marc Lamont Hill. He went in on the suits at CNN who he described as “largely white males.”
He said they’re not comfortable with the idea of “having strong, confident minorities” in more prominent positions on the network.
“There’s still this fear, there’s this fear of actually making a leap… you have largely white male executives, okay, who are not necessarily enamored with the idea of having strong, confident minorities who say, ‘I can do this’… We deliver, but we never get the big piece, the larger salary, to be able to grow from there.”
Hill asked Martin if he thinks CNN “didn’t have a place for a real black man in America.” Martin pointed out that CNN has not had a prominent black anchor in years, asking how he never got his own show despite proving he could pull good ratings.