Reps. Maxine Waters, Ocasio-Cortez Ask CBS Why No Blacks Are Among Digital Journalists Selected for 2020 Campaign

CNS News | 1/14/2019 | Staff
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( - Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are berating CBS News for its apparent failure to include African-Americans in its roster of "digital journalists" who will cover the upcoming 2020 campaign.

Waters tweeted on Monday morning: "CBS, the efforts on your website about your support for diversity flies in the face of your display of all of the reporters you've selected for the 2020 campaign. Not one Black. What's up with this? An explanation is needed."

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On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: "This WH admin has made having a functional understanding of race in America one of the most important core competencies for a political journalist to have, yet @CBSNews hasn’t assigned a *single* black journalist to cover the 2020 election. Unacceptable in 2019. Try again."

CBS News announced on Friday that it is "expanding its political coverage as it ramps up for the upcoming 2020 presidential election," and as part of that expanded coverage, it showed photos of the digital journalists and associate producers "who will be fanning out nationwide to...
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