Wednesday Open Thread | Maxine Waters meets with CBS News representatives over lack of black 2020 reporters

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) met with representatives from CBS News to discuss the ongoing controversy over the network’s lack of black reporters slated to cover the 2020 presidential race.

“CBS admitted they had a lot of work to do & committed to including Blacks on their 2020 election team & all other teams. True diversity is the inclusion of ALL. I won’t let them off the hook!” Waters tweeted Tuesday night.

The California Democrat had earlier sent a tweet panning the network for its lack of diversity in its campaign team.

“CBS, the efforts on your website about your support for diversity fly 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,” she tweeted Monday morning.

CBS News did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill regarding the Waters meeting.

The network has faced criticism after it rolled out its campaign team last week.

“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,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Saturday.

“CBS News’ decision to not include Black reporters on their 2020 Election news team further proves the voting power and voices of Black America continue to be undervalued,” the NAACP echoed in a statement Tuesday.

A CBS spokesperson said Sunday that its team was an “initial wave of what will be an outstanding and diverse wave of journalists” that will cover the highly anticipated election.

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49 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | Maxine Waters meets with CBS News representatives over lack of black 2020 reporters

  1. They always want Black people to denounce some Black person but won’t denounce police slaughter of young black men and boys. FUCK THEM!

  2. Nancy Pelosi smashing Trump’s State of the Union address. #BadAssBossLady #NancySmash

  3. rikyrah says:

    Nancy from Baltimore, Y’all!!

    Despite what the headlines say, Pelosi is not

    — southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) January 16, 2019

    • Ametia says:

      no truer response spoken.


      Has been since Americans let 45, the RUSSIAN ASSET into our White House.

  4. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH

    William Barr *literally* wrote & published a book called “The Case for More Incarceration” while leading the Department of Justice. Found a copy in a law library. It’s real.

    The fight for criminal justice reform has made so much progress – we can’t let forces take us back.

    — Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 15, 2019

  5. rikyrah says:

    Congressman Seth Moulton, a Salem Democrat, will travel to New Hampshire in two weeks to explore a run for president, sources tell The Boston Globe.


  6. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : January 16, 2019

    Nomothetic: adjective nah-muh-THET-ik

    Definition: relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal statements or laws

  7. rikyrah says:

    Propane Jane™ (@docrocktex26) Tweeted:
    As always shout out to our rightful president Hillary Clinton because she literally spelled it out for y’all over and over again, but NO you were too busy obsessing about her stupid fucking emails, @nytimes. Apologize for your willful negligence now.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Tell it, Jane

    Propane Jane™ (@docrocktex26) Tweeted:
    Don’t mind me, I’m just RTing years old news about Trump making it painfully clear he’s a Russian asset since folk are pretending they didn’t know until NYT finally told them 3 years too late. 🙄

  9. rikyrah says:

    Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) Tweeted:
    The nature of the lie was pernicious.

    Ross claimed he added a citizenship Q so the DOJ could enforce the Voting Rights Act.

    It was actually a political scheme dreamed up by Kris Kobach and Steve Bannon to give Republicans an edge in future elections.

  10. rikyrah says:


    Christopher Wylie 🏳️‍🌈 (@chrisinsilico) Tweeted:
    Theresa May says Parliament blocking her bullshit Brexit deal is somehow a “subversion of democracy”.

    The real subversion of democracy happened when Vote Leave decided to cheat by committing the largest breach of campaign finance law in British history.

    • majiir says:

      I can’t help but recall that after lying and riling up UK citizens to leave the EU, Nigel Farage brought his @ss to the U.S. to help elect DJT. I will also always remember that after many UK citizens realized that Farage had lied to them about Brexit, he decided he’d assume a lower profile in politics in the U.K. SMDH. A mthrfkr like Farage should never be listened to by anyone in any nation on the planet.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Dan Rather (@DanRather) Tweeted:
    When it came time for the shutdown showdown, perhaps Pres. Trump believed those old stereotypes about Democrats (circular firing squads, herding cats). Apparently not this time. They’re sticking together about as tight as Willie Nelson’s headband.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh 😒

    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) Tweeted:
    Last time Bill Barr was AG he used to power to try to fast-track a bogus scandal abt Bill Clinton to save then-President Bush. This is pretty relevant. Why no more discussion? via @TPM

  13. rikyrah says:

    Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) Tweeted:
    The Mueller/Manafort filing is several hundred pages long. Heavily redacted.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) Tweeted:
    Cartonise Lawson-Wilson, a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, has been unable to submit paperwork for a grant that will pay her college housing and tuition because of the #TrumpShutdown. #ShutdownStories

  15. rikyrah says:

    HawaiiDelilah (@HawaiiDelilah) Tweeted:
    Barr: ‘I Haven’t Looked At’ Whether 14th Amendment Ensures Birthright Citizenship. In fact, the amendment reads: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States…”

  16. rikyrah says:

    Well well well 😒

    Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) Tweeted:
    BREAKING: Manafort told Gates in January of 2017 that he was using intermediaries to have people appointed to Trump’s administration:

  17. rikyrah says:


    Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) Tweeted:
    WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS is recalling 46,000 workers — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — from furlough to handle tax refunds without pay.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Cynthia Alksne (@CynthiaAlksne) Tweeted:
    Barr hasn’t read the OLC opinions on whether you can indict a President? Why not? I have and I bet so has every MSNBC commentator. Seems like he didn’t read on purpose so he could avoid giving an opinion. Ugh.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Ruth H. Hopkins (@RuthHHopkins) Tweeted:
    Mannn, y’all don’t know how hard this government shutdown is hitting Native communities. This is dangerous. People will die. It’s going beyond government negligence of its treaty & trust obligations to Tribes & becoming willful destruction.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

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