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Comcast fires Barry Nolan over Bill O’Reilly protest

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  1. weswelker#83

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    http://www.bostonherald.com/business/media/view/2008_05_22_CN8_fires_Nolan_over_O_Reilly_protest


    Now you can get fired for just pointing out the obvious
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    Apparently not enough people shared his opinion in the first place, and putting fliers on the tables at that point was simply rude, IMO (not saying I wouldn't have done it...just acknowledging it was rude! :D), and that well known fair and balanced reporter Mike Wallace, who's so far off the rails his own son has said "we're having him medicated now".

    I can't stand O'Reilly, but these people voted to give him the honor. Nolan should've just quit in protest, instead of his little weaseling putting fliers on tables. Now if Nolan had resigned in protest...big news, principled stand, maybe O'Reilly himself gets involved and draws more attention to it. This way...a third rate tv host gets canned.
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    So where is the outcry from those who whined about Fox calling Michael Moore "portly"? This stuff happens all the time people. It's not a big deal.
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    I can't begin to express how uncomfortable I am with people getting fired over personal opinions like this. And I like O'Reilly (sometimes more than others), but why should this guy be fired. It's like Imus. Being fired for such innocuous stupid crap really really bugs me, no matter what. The companies should be better than this.

    The only shining example recently was that Cafferty wasn't fired from CNN for referring to China's government as "thugs," to which the word police promptly removed from its context and tried to say that he was implying that about ALL Asians in general. It's stupid and harmful to our society to act like this.

    How about we stop acting like babies and giving stupid words such power.
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    The guy didn't get fired over his personal opinion, he got fired because he acted like a jackass! Handing out fliers at an awards banquet, talk about being delusional.

    Another shining example of the left's "tolerance" for other views.
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    Asked, and answered.

    You probably can't get fired for your personal opinion, but you can for acting like a douche-bag.
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    O'Reilly a household name from Ethiopia to Nova Scotia, who the hell is Barry Nolan-------:confused:
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    What's your excuse then?

    Anyhow, I love when people try to qualify things with "I hate Bill O'Reilly, but..." when, in fact, they adhere to most of BOR's viewpoints, and come running to his aid in almost every thread about the Face of Fox, himself.

    The bullshyt meter is off the charts...
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    Who in this thread--besides me--said the equivalent of "I hate BOR but..."?
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    .... and no one knows more about posting "bullshyt" here then you pressy.

    btw... nice completly unsolicited personal attack. How typical.
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    point to a post here of mine that's been "bullshyt"? ... maybe get some of your Empire allies here to help you out... i'll be waiting, sunshine...

    any time you wanna tangle regarding something I've posted, let's get it on... ok, tough guy?...

    anyhow, please don't embarrass yourself regarding "unsolicited personal attacks." mmmkay? you wrote the book on that one... a higher percentage than Obi, in that regard... it's just about all you do here, especially when you address me. ... so get over yourself.
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    Why do they call it a "foul pole" when you hit it, it's a fair ball?

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    What is han???
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    No Sweat, here you go RIGHT HERE- {Here's the SPECIFICS}

    You exagerated (lied) about the actual quote in the title and tried to mislead everyone here about what the quote actually meant by using a "lefty smear" political commontary site as your "source", instead of an actual news agency.

    Right back at you. Show me ONE example of an UNSOLICITED personal attack on you from me.

    You know the definition of unsolicited right? Look it up if you have to. I'm willing to bet you post a "false" {misleading} one.
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    He's done that with me a couple of times. When I post the actual definition he always abandons the thread. I don't know why he does that.
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    Personally could give a rats ass about this whole thread, but found Nolan's rebuttal interesting, he blogged on Think Progress.. don't throw out the baby with the bathwater:

    http://thinkprogress.org/2008/05/27/barry-nolan/

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    I don't care if he hated BOR. I think the point is, neither did they. I think that what torqued them (and I have no idea, since I know none of them), was that what he did totally undermined his bosses in such a public way, that management said screw it. It had more to do with the firing than the content of "what he said". Bosses don't take kindly to that sorta stuff.

    Take this example from everyday life. Lets say one of your colleagues is a sales associate that is polishing the big guy's knob on a nightly basis. Let's say he gives her some big award as "salesperson of the year". If you jump up and make a big stink at the "awards dinner" by announcing to the assembled masses that she only got it cus she's blowing the boss, you can expect to find your ass on the street. You can think it, and know that it's true, but unless your the guys that signs the check, you risk your job when you throw the bosses "under the bus". It may not be fair, but it is reality.

    You can be right and fired you know.
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    I just spit my coffee onto my keyboard!!! :singing:
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