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Old 10-25-2018, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Joy ried should be fired for her anti gay blog. Roland Martin was fired by CNN for gay remarks.
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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An employer can fire an employee for any reason, without question. Free speech doesn't apply to work contracts unless explicitly expressed in said contract.
This isnt a free speech argument though, this is a contextual argument about what was said.
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:15 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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What I find disturbing is this.
Kelly said something alien level stupid and racist. Kelly will never work again. Fine... buuuut...
Vince Neil was under the influence and KILLED Nicholas Dingley while driving. He is still working.

Silly question and I would love to hear from our black members. Would you rather be called the N word for an hour solid by a foolish blonde in blackface or killed by a drunk?

Shouldn't your career be over if you kill someone?
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:26 AM
 
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What I find disturbing is this.
Kelly said something alien level stupid and racist. Kelly will never work again. Fine... buuuut...
Vince Neil was under the influence and KILLED Nicholas Dingley while driving. He is still working.

Silly question and I would love to hear from our black members. Would you rather be called the N word for an hour solid by a foolish blonde in blackface or killed by a drunk?

Shouldn't your career be over if you kill someone?
Wait, what???
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:51 AM
 
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She didn't advocate for it or anything, it was just part of a discussion where she said when she was a kid it was ok to dress as a character of another race. This is a big nothing being made into something.
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Three similar situations. Only 1 of these 3 kept his job. And I will preface this by saying that I do find Bill Maher somewhat funny even though he is on the opposite side of the political spectrum.
You know what they don't have in common? Employers. All have different bosses, different corporations, different mindsets.
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None of these 3 should have been fired IMO It's called free speech. If you don't like it turn the channel.
It's not up to us. It's their employers decision. Not a free speech issue.
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Wait, what???
pointing out that killing someone does not kill your career but being an ignorant fool does.
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:46 AM
 
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pointing out that killing someone does not kill your career but being an ignorant fool does.
No, I was responding to your question about being called a racist name or be killed. Seriously. That is an f'd up thing to ask.
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Florida
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You forgot Matt Lauer. Yes he was eventually fired but NBC knew about his shenanigans for a very long time.
And Charlie Rose who got away with being a sleeze for decades before losing his job.

Bill Maher is on HBO which allows its programs to be much racier and out of bounds than networks. No reason to fire him--his supporters did not care.
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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Jimmy Kimmel and Robert Downey Jr did black-face. Where was the outrage then?
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