WTF, SMH, GIVE ME A FRICKEN BREAK! So, remember back in March veteran Journalist Wendy Bell made a huge mistep and posted a frankly racist post to Facebook (hidden as a heartfelt call to action)?
“You needn’t be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts two weeks ago Wednesday. … They are young black men, likely in their teens or in their early 20s. They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers and their mothers work multiple jobs. These boys have been in the system before. They’ve grown up there. They know the police. They’ve been arrested.”
This was in response to the heinous backyard BBQ killing where two men who fatally shot five black people the Pittsburgh suburb of Willkinsburg.
Well, her TV Pittsburgh station cut ties with her, yeah, they fired her. Maybe fair, maybe not, but their grounds for it were more than solid, in my opinion.
However, Bell think she was racially profiled. In fact she has filed a federal lawsuit sating that WTAE fired her on March 30 “because of her race,” and that this violating her civil rights.
Really Bell, REALLY?
The AP reported that the lawsuit said:
“Had Ms. Bell written the same comments about white criminal suspects or had her race not have been white, Defendant would not have fired her, much less disciplined her,” and that “Ms. Bell’s posting of concern for the African-American community stung by mass shooting was clearly and obviously not intended to be racially offensive.”
She is looking for back pay and punitive damages but also wants her job back!
What do you think?