Politico fired Joe Williams on Friday. Williams said on MSNBC a couple of weeks ago that he thought Mit romney was more comfortable around “white folks”. Now I believe that a company has a right to fire people if they violate their standards, but I can not help but remember last year Mark Halperin, Time magazine called the president a “dick” and he not only was not fired he was not even punished. Halperin made his comment on MSNBC and he did receive a 30 day suspension from them. My question is why is one offense a fireable one and the other one receives no punishment from Time magazine.
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One Reporter calls President “dick” and keeps his job, another reporter says Romney is comfortable around white folks and he loses his…what’s the difference?
Last week Politico reporter Joe Williams appeared on MSNBC Martin Bashir’s show. During the course of the conversation Williams said Mitt Romney was more comfortable around “white folks”. I actually agree with him, but Politico suspended him for these remarks, and that is their right. When you work for someone and make a statement that associates their brand with your statement your employer has a right to suspend you or possibly fire you. Williams claims that he is the victim of a right wing smear, and that too might be true, but if you are bold enough to make the statement you must be bold enough to deal with the fallout.