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Newsman Fired For Protesting O'Reilly Award Loses Lawsuit

Reported by Ellen - September 23, 2010 -

You may recall that in 2008, veteran TV personality Barry Nolan lost his job when he protested an award given to Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. Nolan sued his former employer, Comcast, saying that his free speech rights had been violated. A judge has ruled that Nolan's contract allowed him to be fired for "any reason or no reason at all."

According to the Boston Herald, Nolan's supervisor told him "not to make a 'scene' at the awards ceremony but Nolan handed out six-page fliers scrawled with 'factual information about O’Reilly' and walked out when O’Reilly was given the award, according to court documents.

The company suspended Nolan, then bounced him."

(H/T TV Newser)

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