(NEWSBUSTERS) The tumult at CNN that has seen several contributors leave the cable news network continued on Wednesday, when Soledad O’Brien’s morning show, “Starting Point,” was canceled because her program’s small audience was “too ethnic, based on the high concentration of minority viewers.”

Despite ending O’Brien’s morning show, a CNN spokesman told Politico on Thursday that “Soledad is very important to the network, and we’re discussing various options with her.”

Many staffers at the cable news network were stunned to learn that Vice President Bart Feder had often complained about the audience the morning line-up attracted and were horrified that a CNN executive was squabbling over attracting minority viewers, said Ace of Spades, a poster at Breitbart.com.

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