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Old 10-04-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Detroit news radio station WWJ-AM (950) has fired radio personality Karen Dinkins after she wore a Barack Obama T-shirt while covering a presidential rally on Sunday.

WWJ reporter fired for wearing Obama T-shirt | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081002/NEWS01/81002063&imw=Y - broken link)
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:31 AM
 
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News, WWJ reporter fired for wearing Obama T-shirt. WWJ reporter fired for wearing Obama T-shirt | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081002/NEWS01/81002063&imw=Y - broken link)
USA .. the Land of Freedom ...
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Not when she's on the company clock covering a story.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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Wow! Hooray to the Detroit Free Press. Glad they understand that reporters are supposed to be neutral.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I live in an at will state. people can get fired at any time for any reason. not sure if it's the same up there. we are supposed to be free from government, not private companies. oh, the last time I checked, we weren't free from government either.

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Old 10-04-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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the last time I checked, we weren't free from government either.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:44 AM
 
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Detroit news radio station WWJ-AM (950) has fired radio personality Karen Dinkins after she wore a Barack Obama T-shirt while covering a presidential rally on Sunday.

WWJ reporter fired for wearing Obama T-shirt | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081002/NEWS01/81002063&imw=Y - broken link)
Katie Couric should be fired also. She is a paparrazzi reporter not a journalist.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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Wow! Hooray to the Detroit Free Press. Glad they understand that reporters are supposed to be neutral.
Exactly. Wearing that shirt damages the reputation of her employer. The story makes it seems as though she understands.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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it's a simple conflict of interest. it's not a freedom of speech issue. you can't go to work at burger king wearing a mcdonalds uniform. that would be pretty funny if you did though.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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She should have been arrested and executed
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