Know What Integrity Gets You in the World of HopeandChange (tm thingie)? Fired.
Tommy Christopher, formerly of AOL News, Politics Daily, was fired for writing an article disavowing the repugnant Playboy.com’s “HateF*** List” of Conservative women. The article was pulled, inexplicably, by AOL and subsequently moved to Mr. Christopher’s Daily Dose site.
He followed up with his own list of Conservative Women I love to Love, which I am including at the risk of seeming to blow smoke up my own arse, only to showcase the integrity Mr. Christopher displayed in this instance for those of you who may not follow his writings.
He is probably as bleeding heart Liberal as one can get, yet I’ve always found him to be fairly rational and willing to at least see the other side of an argument. He displayed such character in this instance, taking the side of what was right, regardless of political affiliation.
Newsbusters has the full story here. Please read it and judge for yourself. As for me, I’d like AOL to address this issue…was he fired for *gasp* standing up for Conservatives women? Or was he fired because AOL has a buddy-buddy relationship with Playboy? I know I’m no expert, but silly little I always thought that the job of a news organization was to report..um..the news? There should be no “conflict of interest” in the TRUTH, no? Though, should we really be surprised? AOL is owned by Time Warner, of Ted Turner fame.
Whichever scenario is THE reason behind the firing, it is quite clear that the powers-that-be at AOL do not have anywhere near the integrity, honesty or ethics displayed by Tommy Christopher.