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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 08:22 PM
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Reporter fired for blog posts
http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID...

Dover Post editor calls some entries 'offensive'

A reporter for the weekly Dover Post newspaper was fired Monday for offensive comments made on his personal weblog.

< snip >

The blog features many sexual references, along with a complaint about Donegan's black neighbors partying late into the night Jan. 15 because they didn't have to get up for work the following day: Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Donegan, who worked for the Dover Post for 2 1/2 years, said he simply was complaining about his neighbors depriving him of sleep on a night when he had been sick.

"I'm not a racist. I think everyone will be able to tell you that," he said.


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merwin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 08:31 PM
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1. If you're a reporter, everything you write reflects on the newspaper that
you work for. I have no problem with this.
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 09:20 PM
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2. Especially with this
"I bet James Earl Ray was woken up by black people yelling pointlessly in the streets the night before he killed your civil rights leader," Donegan wrote.



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coldiggs Donating Member (274 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 09:21 PM
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3. that is awful
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rush07 Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 09:26 PM
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5. Obviously.........
"I'm not a racist. I think everyone will be able to tell you that," he said.


No. Not at all. I am suprised he did not come out with "Some of my best friends have friends who are black".
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Jimbo S Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-06 04:10 PM
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19. or "I have *one* black friend." eom
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 10:14 PM
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8. wow
just wow - some folks are in such denial because their self image is so far away from their actions. What a frickin unbelievable statement.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 11:10 PM
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12. holy cow
those are the words of a racist pos :puke:
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-06 12:07 AM
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14. oh, wow...
:wow:

I was sympathetic at first, but OMG!
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 09:22 PM
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4. God.. what a pig he is. n/t
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jarab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 09:38 PM
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6. Sure appears as a racist to me. n/t
...O...
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 10:05 PM
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7. Oh sure...everyone who knows you will be able to tell us that...
...you're not a racist.

Yep. The dry cleaner who cleans your white hood every Monday morning, will vouch for you, I'm sure.

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pschoeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 10:22 PM
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9. Here's his Myspace stuff
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.vi...

What's funny, is they might have fired him for his first entry where he states that he really hates his job! There are some more racist comments, but of course there "all in good fun", right sure yeah. What a loser, I think the guy should probably get a job writing for OUI or some other porn mag as that would be more his style. Though I'm guessing he will probably get a talk radio show or something.

here's some more "comments"

"Here's to a more meaningful 2006. Happy New Year, one and all. Head out to the after-Mummer's Parade on 2nd Street in Philly between 4 p.m. and 2 a.m. Jan. 1. It's (no shit) like Mardi Gras, without all the smell of dead Katrina victims washing through the streets.There are several hundred thousand drunk white people out there. Dress warm and wear a backpack full of beer. It's OK. The cops are on the take."

And his comment today

"I'm officially declaring shenanigans on that backward ass PC logic right now. I refuse to walk on egg shells around anyone, including you, Jesus. That's no way to go through life. Are these the sentiments of a flaming Nazi mongrel? I think not. They're the beliefs of a man who is fed up with people who don't know how to call a black man "black, a white man "white" and a Mexican man "lazy." It's OK to laugh. Why? Because that was a joke, and it was funny. If people can't poke fun of other people, to include the living stereotypes I saw down at the unemployment office on Monday, then put a fucking bullet in my bleeding heart right now because it's not worth living."
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 10:33 PM
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11. That's Horrible!
"the smell of dead Katrina victims..." And on and on. Horrible.

This is what *&Co have done to our country.

Dear God...
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GemMom Donating Member (281 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-06 12:09 AM
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15. Why would anyone out in professional life ...
of any kind put up a myspace page that has content like that?!
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uncle ray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-06 02:03 AM
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16. well in that case i guess
his sorry ass won't mind if we poke a little fun at him being fired for his jokes. can't wait to see him at the UE office

:rofl:
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-06 10:01 AM
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17. Well, Dild O'Really needs a snarky, racist writer or two, his ratings are
tanking...maybe loofah boy has an opening!
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 10:32 PM
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10. I'm sure CNN will hire him right away.
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-06 12:05 AM
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13. I'm not sure about CNN
but Faux is sure to have him on board.
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jrd200x Donating Member (297 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-06 10:29 AM
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18. I was fired for writing a blog also - didn't even name company
I too was fired for writing a blog. I was critical (not profane or unreasonable) of the company I work for for making a strategic decision, and I blamed the leaders of the company. I didn't use anyone's whole name, and I didn't reference the componay, location, or business type.

Someone got there hands on it and forwarded it to HR and the rest ... is history.
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