Friday, October 19, 2012

MSNBC: Unequal Pay

MSNBC tediously lectured America for years about racism and racial equality while it employed precisely zero black on-air talent. And, when they finally did hire a black person, the best the could do was Al Sharpton.

Now it turns out that they also underpay the female on-air talent. 

None dare call it hypocrisy? I dare.
Immediately following Tuesday night’s presidential debate, pundits and anchors on MSNBC began criticizing Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” answer to a debate question about gender discrimination in the workplace. However, the network got a taste of its own medicine on Thursday, when Mitt Romney senior adviser Barbara Comstock appeared on “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

Host Andrea Mitchell attempted to push Comstock on Romney’s position on the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which made it easier for workers to sue their employers for wage discrimination.

“I mean for Lilly Ledbetter, this was not just a legal issue,” Mitchell said. “This was the fact that she was not permitted to sue for equal pay, because the statute had ran out and the law said that, if you didn’t know that the men you were working with were making more money, which many of us don’t know, we don’t have access to those confidential —”
“We know here at MSNBC, the guys get paid more,” Comstock interrupted, with a laugh. “We know that.”

“We certainly do,” Mitchell replied.


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