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CNN: The Homophobia Network?

Posted on | May 23, 2014 | 43 Comments

Layers and layers of irony here:

A former CNN employee claims he was fired because he’s gay and wore bright colors and mariachi outfits to work that were deemed “too flamboyant,” according to a $60 million discrimination lawsuit.
William Kane, who started working at CNN in 2002, claims nobody at the news network ever informed him of a dress code or complained about the hot pink designer shirt he wore in his employee ID photo. Nor did he get any guff for the bright red track jacket, neon green soccer jersey or yellow track suit, with matching shoes and hat, that he wore at other times.
“It really saddens me,” the 33-year-old Kane said of losing his job as a microphone tech.

(Via Memeorandum.) In their defense, we can expect CNN to assert that they have never discriminated against sissies, fairies, queens, limp-wristed swishes or mincing nellies. Exhibit A, Anderson Cooper.

Case dismissed!



  • Quartermaster

    CNN would never, NEVER, engage in homophobic behavior. They’re much too busy trying to cut conservative throats to engage in such things.
    Not that I think firing a kweer is homophobic, mind you.

  • CrustyB

    CNN doesn’t discriminate against homosexuals. The termination of Piers Morgan not withstanding, of course.

  • Kirby McCain

    “This is Anderson Cooper reporting live from Damascus Syria. ” One can always dream.

  • Mal

    Or big girls’ blouses!

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady
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  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Okay, not an official Anderson Cooper website, but from November 2010! Too flamboyant for CNN?

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I got to say, Anderson Cooper at least occasionally tries to be fair. Now Candy Crowley could use an assignment to Middle East war zones.

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  • Dana

    [lol] The twink complained that he had been weating all of these flamboyant outfits to work, but never had any trouble until a supervisor learned that he was homosexual? As though he couldn’t tell before?

    The truth is almost certainly that Mr Kane was terminated for some perfectly ordinary cause, but, because he is homosexual, he is claiming that he was fired due to that. And he expects CNN to settle.

    T’would be better if CNN fought it, and made public, in a trial, why Mr Kane was fired, which would not only keep Mr Kane from collecting, but would end his prospects of being hired by anyone else.

    Then again, simply by making this public, he’s probably already foreclosed any normal future employment opportunities.

  • Kirby McCain

    In the case of Candy Cowley, I think you have to be able to take cover behind a SUV to be assigned to a middle eastern war zone.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    But think of how many could take cover behind Candy Crowley? Shouldn’t she sacrifice herself for the greater good?

  • Zohydro

    Y’know, if you hold down the ALT key and type ‘0233’, you get “é”…

    See the whole extended character set!


  • Zohydro

    One could probably cover two or three SUV’s behind Crowley…

  • Cactus Ed

    The greater good? Only if they get to eat the beef brisket.

  • Cactus Ed

    And a tank, or two.

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  • Paul H. Lemmen

    Heh. perhaps he needs a pacifier to soothe his ‘gay rage’ at being fired …

  • RichFader

    Exhibit B: Don Lemon.

  • richard mcenroe

    “Queers for thee but not for me.”

    I’ve had markedly less sympathy for gays since watching Cooper and his, er, band of brothers grinning and laughing when they thought the prosecution had a bad day in the Sandusky trial.

  • richard mcenroe

    Or you could hide the SUV behind her instead. Which do you need more?

  • Guest

    he wore a fucking mariachi uniform to work?


  • Zohydro

    It’s got so bad these days a bloke can’t even wear a festive sombrero and a colourful serape to work anymore! What’s next—Crocs®?

  • Zohydro

    That’s very creepy in retrospect, nicht wahr?

  • Jim Bond

    Why someone decided that it was a good idea to attempt to cure AIDS is certainly beyond me.

    At least HIV is already adapting:

  • Adjoran

    Why? Haven’t they been flattened enough?

  • Adjoran

    Who has the brisket?

  • Adjoran

    Hey, maybe it was Cinco de Mayo. Or Tuesday.

    Don’t be a h8r.

  • Adjoran

    F’shizzle, m’nizzle!

  • Guest

    Tuesday… I see what you did there 😛

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