Lori Lightfoot: POC-only media policy ‘started a long-overdue conversation’
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday her previous policy of only granting interviews to journalists of color “started a long-overdue conversation” about a lack of diversity in America’s newsrooms.
Ms. Lightfoot, a Democrat, was asked during an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” to address a lawsuit that claimed her policy discriminated against White people. In the suit filed by Judicial Watch, White journalist Thomas Catenacci and his employer, the Daily Caller News Foundation, said the mayor did not respond to an interview request on the basis of his race.
“Well, the lawsuit is completely frivolous,” Ms. Lightfoot said Friday. “I’d use a...