Media Study on whiteness of cable news hosts

05/08/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday


According to Fortune magazine, recently fired radio shock jock Don Imus is preparing to sue CBS Radio for $40 million on grounds that his contract protected "controversial" remarks.


Fortune also reports there could be a clause in Imus’ contract that mandates a warning prior to his termination – something that apparently did NOT happen before his stunning firing from the radio network on April 12th. 


Meanwhile, a  new media study says that, even after the discussion of race in America after the Don Imus spectacle, cable news is still dominated by white males.


The report, “Locked Out: The Lack of Gender & Ethnic Diversity on Cable News Continues, is produced by the online liberal media watch dog group, Media Matters for America.  


Karl Frish is with Media Matters.  (roll tape#1 o.q.”all I have to do is pick up the phone”)


That’s  Karl Frish.  He’s a spokesman for the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America.  He spoke to us from Washington. 


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