CNN’s D. L. Hughley Ends Show, Days After He Called Republicans Nazis
It’s not surprising that despite this incendiary remark, Hughley is still considered to be a “valued colleague.” As my fellow NewsBuster Tim Graham reported earlier on Thursday, it was none other than CNN president Jonathan Klein who put the comedian on the network, and gave him the green light to “run amok” on his program.
Hughley certainly has a history of “running amok” towards conservatives, the “Nazi” comparison notwithstanding. An AP article cited by Graham includes a quote from the comedian where he compares the supporters of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to the Ku Klux Klan. In 2006, he ridiculed the Christian faith of President George W. Bush on Bill Maher’s HBO program: “If I hear one more person tell me how this man is a man of faith, I think I’ll lose my mother-f***ing mind.... When thousands and thousands of people were being, dying in New Orleans, this son of a bitch didn’t do sh*t, and that’s very un-Christlike to me.”
So despite the end of his program, it certainly appears that Hughley will still have a secure role on CNN to bash conservatives.