Ex-employee of Fox-owned station commits suicide outside Fox NYC HQ

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    NEW YORK — A former employee of a Fox-owned television station committed suicide on Monday in front of the 21st Century Fox corporate headquarters in Midtown Manhattan.

    Phillip Perea, an ex-employee of Fox 7-KTBC in Austin, Texas was handing out flyers accusing Fox News of ending his career moments before he shot himself, according to a law enforcement official.

    Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy spoke of the shooting in a memo to staff that was acquired by The Huffington Post.

    “This morning, a former employee at FOX 7-KTBC (Austin) committed suicide outside FOX Television Stations’ (FTS) headquarters in New York City,” Abernethy wrote. “He was employed at our Austin television station for ten months and has not been with the station or FTS since June 2014. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy.”

    Perea was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center where he was later pronounced dead.

    After the shooting there was crime scene tape outside the building, which is also the headquarters for 21st Century Fox, the sprawling media company controlled by Rupert Murdoch.

    The Fox News Channel has ground-floor studios at the building.

    Perea did not work at Fox News Channel. But he invoked the cable news channel’s name in online complaints.

    Perea had posted a long list of YouTube videos titled “American Workplace Bully: How Fox News Ended My Career.”

    In the sometimes rambling videos, published over the course of many months, Perea said he was “fired for dubious reasons” from KTBC.

    Perea’s complaints against Fox News could not be immediately verified.

    In recent days he sent Twitter messages to Fox anchors, commentators and other media figures unconnected to Fox, urging them to watch his YouTube videos.

    In some of the messages he claimed that “Fox executed an innocent man,” apparently referring to himself.

    Perea was 41 years old.

    21st Century Fox and Fox 7-KTBC did not immediately return calls for comment on Monday morning.

    http://wtvr.com/2015/01/26/fox-news-employee-suicide/
     
  2. I invented that

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    was it glenn beck?
     
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    I want to say something but i wont :jj:
     
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    :lol:
     
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    I can't imagine why they would fire him... he sounds so stable. :eek:
     
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    It's mind boggling how he spent a whole trip getting there with this mindset and not one change of thought.
     
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    Even now, i bet this guy can read a teleprompter better than the Rev Al.
     
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    that's called commitment, something sorrily lacking in today's yoots:jj:
     
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    He probably got fired for harassing the hot chicks (at least FOX News is good for something)

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  12. Hugh Blowmont

    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    Please tell me Geraldo caught a round...
     
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    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez Gold

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    Let's see:

    1. 41 years old
    2. Worked at a TV station for 10 months
    3. This short-term job ruined his life
    4. He had no existence as an adult for 20 years before being hired at this TV station.
    5. He felt compelled to create You tube videos over this job.
     
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    The fox building is next door to the Sirius building
     
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    It reminds me of that woman astronaut who drove from Texas to Florida to kill somebody and wore a diaper so she didn't have to stop driving.
    That's what you call determined.
     
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    Holy shit, if I didn't know better I'd think someone was photoshopping for laughs. That's the best "news" I've seen all week :evil:
     
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    Nope. Pretty sure that's his real tie.
     
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