"Diva Bitch," "Stupid Negro": CNN Rewards Trump Supporter With Airtime Despite Anti-CNN Diatribes

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UPDATE: Stone responded to Media Matters by claiming that Navarro is a "pompous shithead who must be exposed for the abusive diva she is":

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CNN has been rewarding Republican strategist Roger Stone with numerous appearances despite a series of sexist and racial smears he's made on Twitter against some of the network's commentators. Stone labeled one CNN commentator an "Entitled Diva Bitch" and imagined her "killing herself," and he called a then-CNN personality a "stupid negro" and a "fat negro." 

Stone is a notorious "dirty trickster" who recently co-authored The Clintons' War on Women. The 2015 book is dedicated to -- and cites research from -- a Holocaust denier who blames a "Jewish plot" for the 9/11 attacks. Stone's history includes forming an anti-Hillary Clinton group named "C.U.N.T." during the 2008 election.

Stone worked for Trump's presidential campaign last year and is now organizing against Clinton's campaign again. He is a frequent presence in the media because of his long ties to Trump; their friendship and professional relationship goes back decades.  

CNN has hosted Stone seven times in the past month, according to a transcript search in Nexis. He's appeared on Reliable Sources (2/21), Smerconish (2/20, 2/13, 2/6, 1/30), Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield (2/1), and CNN Newsroom (1/30).

On Twitter, Stone has called CNN political commentator Ana Navarro an "Entitled Diva Bitch" and "Borderline retarded":

Stone also repeatedly attacked former CNN analyst Roland Martin when he worked for the network, calling him a "stupid negro" and a "fat negro." Martin left CNN in 2013 and is now the host and managing editor of TV One's NewsOne Now

Stone has referred to both Navarro and Martin as "quota hires" by CNN. Stone stood by his attacks after criticism by Media Matters last year, tweeting: "Misfits at @mmfa funded by dirty Clinton money, try an orchestrated hit on me for calling out idiots Ana Navarro and Roland Martin.#Badge."

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