Friday, May 30, 2008

Tv host fired for speaking out against O'Reilly

Via Shakesville

*CN8 host Barry Nolan has been fired for speaking against Bill O'Reilly receiving an award from the Boston chapter of National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences..."The idea of honoring someone who does their job with constant factual errors, name-calling, and mangling of the truth ... It's ridiculous," said Nolan.

He was warned by his bosses at CN8 to pipe down, but at the May 10 dinner honoring O'Reilly, Nolan handed out a six-page document listing some of O'Reilly's wackier errors, utterances, and information about the talk-show host's sexual harassment settlement ... He was immediately suspended without pay for two weeks and then fired over the phone Tuesday*

I think that's some serious BS. How about you?

You can write here to express your disgust.

I said:

I am very disappointed to learn that Barry Nolan was terminated for bringing up the history of Bill O'Reilly's abuse of his position within the media.

Politics aside, Bill O'Reilly is not a face for journalism. He has a well-known and documented history of factual errors in his "news" broadcasts, errors which have largely gone uncorrected.

O’Reilly has a well known history of abusing guests and as we recently learned (thanks to resurrected video footage from his years at ‘Inside Edition’)-- he has no problem abusing production staff as well. Then again, most people already knew O’Reilly didn’t treat co-workers with basic dignity. Just ask Andrea Mackris, who settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with O'Reilly.

Nolan did the real job of standing up and reporting on truth. Your organization looks foolish for punishing him for it.

Feel free to copy and paste if you want to send something but aren't sure what to say. More great ideas in the comments section at Shakesville.

1 comment:

La Pobre Habladora said...

Thanks for the use of your letter, and for pointing this out. It looks like our media has gone completely crazy, stupid, or both...