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Charleston (WV) columnist canned over personal blog

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Don Surber, caustic longtime columnist for Charleston Daily mail, was canned today for insensitive comments made on his personal blog. Surber referred to Michael Brown (Ferguson Mo. kid) as an animal who had to be put down.

    Charleston Gazette - took him to task and things spread from there. Today Surber was canned.

    Editor and Publisher Brad McElhinny's blog statement
  2. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    I look forward to Paynenpearse post on how this is a first amendment issue.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    He's lucky he was just canned and not put down. ... Although if he is personally familiar with Michael Brown, I apologize.
  4. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    Can't argue with their decision. He earned his pink slip.
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