Wednesday, September 18, 2019

BACHELOR AND BACHELORETTE HIT WITH BIAS LAWSUIT

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are the likely target of a class-action lawsuit by two Nashville men who maintain that the two shows intentionally discriminate against people of color. Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson claim that over 23 combined seasons, neither of the dating shows has ever featured a person of color in the […]

WEATHERMAN SUES CBS FOR GENDER DISCRIMINATION

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Los Angeles weatherman Kyle Hunter is suing CBS, claiming that its local TV stations, KCBS-TV and KCAL, passed him over for jobs because they wanted to hire young, attractive women instead. He is being represented in his gender-discrimination lawsuit by feminist attorney Gloria Allred, whose clients are often women claiming gender discrimination. On Thursday, Allred […]

DID OTHER ADVERTISERS PULL THEIR SPOTS FROM ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM?

December 13, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Although Lowe’s on Monday claimed that it was not the only advertiser to pull its ads off TLC’s All-American Muslim series, the network itself declined to comment on the Lowe’s statement. In response to an inquiry by the Los Angeles Times, Laurie Goldberg, a spokeswoman for the Discovery Network and TLC Network, said in an […]

LOWE’S YANKS ADS FROM ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM

December 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A California state senator has questioned whether the Lowe’s department store chain violated anti-discrimination laws when it decided to pull its ads from TLC’S All-American Muslim following a protest campaign by the conservative group Florida Family Assn. The group had called the program, which follows five Muslim families in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, MI, […]

OHIO COURT REJECTS SATELLITE OPERATORS’ CLAIMS

December 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a 5-2 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled against satellite operators DirecTV and DISH Network, who had challenged a state sales tax that was imposed on them but not on their cable competitors. The court said that when the legislature imposed the tax in 2003 it took into consideration the differences between the […]

TOM BROKAW DECRIES MEDIA’S DIVISIVE DIALOGUE

December 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A half century after the civil rights movement began, Tom Brokaw is fronting a documentary about discrimination, Bridging the Divide, which is due to air on the USA Network on Dec. 10. In an interview with the Associated Press to promote the telecast, Brokaw complained that “too much of the media dialogue” these days promotes […]