News Reporter fired!....How dare she have an opinion

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  1. Shithead

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    First apologize, then don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out



    News anchor fired after Facebook post stereotyping black people as criminals
    BY Christopher Brennan
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 2:28 AM
    [​IMG] WTAE
    Wendy Bell was fired from her anchor job at Pittsburgh's WTAE after an offensive comment on her Facebook about a shooting.
    A Pittsburgh news anchor has been fired after stereotyping black people as criminals in a personal Facebook post.
    Wendy Bell, who had been with WTAE for 18 years, was booted from the station Tuesday after anger over her making racial assertions about the unidentified suspects behind a shooting.
    “You needn’t be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts two weeks ago Wednesday. … They are young black men, likely in their teens or in their early 20s,” she posted on her Facebook.
    “They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers and their mothers work multiple jobs. These boys have been in the system before. They’ve grown up there. They know the police. They’ve been arrested.”
    She contrasted the hypothetical suspects with a black restaurant worker who she said “gushed positivity” while picking up scraps of food from the floor.
    [​IMG] WTAE
    The station's president said that the post, about a shooting that killed five people, showed an "egregious lack of judgement."
    The regional Emmy winner was pulled off the air last week, and apologized by saying that her comments “could be viewed as racist.”
    Her station said that her words offended them, and called the decision to post them an “egregious lack of judgment.”
    In announcing her firing, parent company Hearst Television said that the comments were “inconsistent with the company’s ethics and journalistic standards.”
    Bell said Wednesday night that she did not get a "fair shake" in the situation, and the story was about "African-Americans being killed by other African-Americans."
    [​IMG] Michael Henninger/AP
    The anchor's comment was in reference to a suburban Pittsburgh shooting that killed five adults and an unborn child. Above, a woman is held back as police arrive at the scene.
    The anchor’s s original post referenced a backyard shooting in the poor Pittsburgh suburb of Wilkinsburg earlier this month where five people, all black, including a woman eight-months pregnant were mowed down by gunfire during a cookout.
    Cheron Shelton was questioned about the massacre during his arrest for gun possession last Friday, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, though the 29-year-old has not been charged in the case.
     
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    Can't tell the truth anymore
     
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    It was her white privilage showing though. The black community is one of peace and harmony.
     
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    She's right, but should have used better judgement.
     
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    I don't see what her leg to stand on is?
    I agree with her, but she is the face of a network, paid to be impartial and no doubt signed a social media agreement.
    This is her fault.
     
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    anybody in the public eye, military,police, government are held to a different standard. not very difficult to understand. if it was the guy holding the camera filming her nobody would care
     
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    if you have something to lose then you're a moron for posting anything that could be deemed controversial on the internet
    using your real name
     
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    political correctness is tyranny of free speech and reason.
     
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    I think that while the post could be viewed as racist, it isn't clear what her intention was. It seems like a case of people looking to be offended intentionally misconstruing an innocent, but poorly worded, statement by the reporter.
     
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    goldtopper Well Known Heterosexual Gold

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    It is-
    we all have freedom of speech. We do not have freedom of consequences from that speech.
     
  11. Dick Fitzwell

    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    #reportersjobsmatter
     
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    Modern day ministry of truth
     
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    Why would anyone with a job and a boss post anything to Facebook?
     
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    if only she would have said - all white mother fuckers is raysis! then she'd be a hero and be on oafra and ellen! :yay:
     
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    She needs a job, Donald needs a running mate...sometimes these things have a way of working out.
     
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    Facts am racist.
     
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    If you're a public person, you have to only say
    This. I'm on Facebook but I seldom post anything. You're always better off not putting anything in print that could be used against you.
     
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    slab0meat negative creep

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    Paid to be impartial? When was the last time the news was impartial????
     
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    I agree.
    It's only impartial when you toe the company line. Either way they got you.
     
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    wake up white people