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    I haven't been able to find out what rule she supposedly broke in responding with such grace to what I would consider an offensive post.
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    I don't find her hair particularly attractive but she might not find mine anymore so. Her response was measured and reasonable. I think this is much ado about something that should have been nothing. Station is wrong.
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    No! Too bad they don't have a 'due process' form of disciplinary action. If this was her first offense of violating the code of conduct or whatever, she should have received a lesser penalty than being fired. How about a written reprimand first? I just think this is excessive for a facebook post that was really very nice.
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    Based solely on these comments, I'd say, "no." Her comments were well reasoned and polite and with class.
    There has to be more to the story than this.
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    If Rhonda Lee knew the station's policy, and she probably did, then she was rightfully fired for willfully ignoring that policy. Could you imagine if it had been someone else who jumped onto the station's Facebook page and made similar statements but only about different cultures? It's not the time and place for that. I say the station made the right call.
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    What was so offensive to you about what she had to say? Every word she said is true. I don't see any controversy at all.
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    @srs606791163 that's exactly what I went for. When everybody keep saying that there's more to this story. But then, I ask myself, it couldn't have been racism, I mean, they wouldn't hire her in the first place, right?
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    The TV station may well have hired a black woman as an on-air personality in order to give the impression that they embrace ethnic diversity, but then fired her for discussing ethnic diversity in polite responses to less than polite viewer comments. It seems like a twisted policy to me.
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    Sue lady sue.... you handled the situation civil and eloquently! She's suppose to just let some ignorant viewer disrespect her. I think not!
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    NO, Not based on what she was alleged to have said in this story!!! If this is what she was terminated for, then I sure as hell she sues the station for "wrongful termination". That was ridiculous. She was actually quite professional and eloquent in her response to an obviously ignorant person.....She should have been commended for her response NOT fired!
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    Is there more to this story, Politix? She didn't say anything that wasn't heartfelt and tactful. I thought she was very polite. If it had been me, my response would have been more along the lines of "what do my looks have to do with my ability to do my job, jerkwad?" But this just furthers my belief that one should never post anything true or heartfelt on Facebook or anywhere else online.
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    There is almost always more to the story than we get online or in the news. Maybe she's a diva and they been looking for a chance to dump her. Maybe they got a new boss who's racist? Maybe this, maybe that. But you can almost bet the excuse given was not the real final straw. It most likely was the excuse but not the whole sum of the situation.
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    @jessejaymes She seems like a very lovely woman. She should go over to Fox News, they'll hire her. They're
    "fair and balanced". That's a darn rare thing these days !!! LOL...(:
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    @mimi57 Exactly! She should go to Fox News! She would fit right in with their other black on-air personalities, like... umm... well there's.... uh... well... they have three white people with Hispanic names!
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    @Dan_Tien Actually Dan, you're way off... NPR has no blacks or minorities. MSNBC has one Tamron Hall.
    Fox hired Juan Williams full time after being* fired by NPR via a text message*. He is a black man. Charles
    Paine is a black man. Harris Faulkner , Lauren Green and Angela McGlowan are all black women. Wendell
    Goler is black. Julie Banderas is Hispanic, so is Geraldo Rivera. Michelle Malkin is of Asian descent, but
    describes herself as an American... So, there you have some of the minorities, I'm not sure if there are more.
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    Fired, not based on this. Mgt should have counseled her on the policy and how she violated it, given her a copy, and documented it. This should have happened both times. If it happened a third time then fire her.
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    I think it's about time black Democrats wake up... your party treat you like slaves. and God forbid if you don't ship then you're treated like a runaway slave.

    case in point Washington Redskin quarterback.. when asked about his race by so call journalist.. he quoted doctor King and said he wanted to be judged by his character not is skin color.... Rob Parker of ESPN, call him a "cornball brother" when on to say everyone knows he has a white fiance... he's not 1 of us"..

    utterly amazing just unbelievable...
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    I know this. Its a violation of facebook tos to share your password! If they didn't want her posting on their account they didn't have to give her their password. AND she should have replied on her own personal account.
    But, as it stands, she used the station's account to say things the station didn't necessarily want to have said in their name whether she was right or wrong. I think firing her was an overreaction but justified. Its not the content of her reply, its the account she replied on and who she replied to. Stuff like that.
  • #71
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    "coming up next, Shreveport ABC affiliate settles lawsuit over controversial firing. No details at 11, parties signed NDAs. In other news, Shreveport ABC affiliate reports 4th quarter loss due to lawsuit settlement."
  • #60
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    Stand by for Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the National Assoc of the Always Complaining People (NAACP). They will be arriving shortly.....
  • #41
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    Dear Emmitt , here's a bit of a newsflash for you. We don't give a rat's arse what you think about a woman's hair style. If you don't like short hair on a woman then change the bloody channel. The women of the world do not need your approval or permission to wear their hair short. So why don't you sit down and shut up already??
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    No I don't.....but Facebook should NEVER be used when you have any kind of public job. More people have lost or not gotten a job because of Facebook....
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    Like the Healthcare people that post on their Facebook information about patients. Blatantly ignoring HIPAA. Jebus, we get talked to like yearly about what it means and refers to. How someone can be so damn dumb to ignore it is beyond me.
  • #140
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    No, her personal life on facebook has nothing to do with her job. What ever happened to keep your personal life personal, and keep personal life at work? How can a person feasible go through with this if her personal will have dictation over her job?? Very uncalled for!!
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