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Fox News Sued For Racial Discrimination By Ex-Employee

Reported by Ellen - October 20, 2010 -

An African American ex-employee of Fox News has sued Fox News, alleging he was treated "in a hostile and threatening way ...through a consistent and relentless barrage of racist verbal attacks and demeaning comments" from other Fox employees. After complaining to Human Resources, he was fired.

Amanda Terkel, at Huffington Post, highlighted two examples from the Complaint:

One instance occurred during the 2008 presidential campaign. According to the complaint filed by Harmeen Jones, 32, who is African-American, two of his coworkers said in front of him that they wouldn't feel comfortable having a black president. Jones alleges that one of the men looked at him, saw he was uncomfortable and said, "[A]m I offending your blackness?"

Another example came during the health care debate, when he and his co-workers were working in the "intake room" with screens showing footage from a tea party rally. "[T]his is what happens when you mess with white people's health care," one of the men allegedly told Jones.

Of course, Fox is due its day in court before the the truth or validity of the complaint can be adjudged. But given Fox News' disturbing history on racial matters which we have documented over and over, this complaint strikes me as entirely plausible.



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