Today I came across a tweet by TommyXtopher:
Will be off the grid for awhile dealing with the fact that I just got fired by PoliticsDaily.com
In a recent article entitled "Bad Bunny" Tommy takes on the Playboy's vicious slam on conservative women. In response to the negative feedback generated by the article Playboy pulled the article. However, Caleb Howe captured screen shots - WARNING: NSFW! It is a good illustration of the new era of peace ushered in by the Obama administration.
Vile attacks on conservative women are commonplace in this new era. Going against the grain and attacking the authors of such an attack was enough to terminate his employment with AOL. While it is one thing to attack conservatives in with impunity, it is absolutely intolerable to go against another player in the Party. There is zero tolerance for dissent amongst Democrats and liberals - one strike and your out.
In an interview with NewsBusters, Tommy Christopher recounts his success as a writer for AOL:
As Christopher notes in the statement he released to NewsBusters he was a productive and successful writer for AOL. He is a well respected, widely read, and widely linked writer. His stories and opinions have been featured on Bill O'Reilly, Hot Air, Red State, The College Politico, The Daily Kos, The Huffington Post, and even NewsBusters. It seems highly unlikely that AOL fired him for lack of performance and it is important to note that nobody has claimed that as of now.
With all of this it seems that coincidental timing is an extremely hard sell for why Tommy Christopher was fired by AOL News today. It appears that Christopher was intent on covering a story which he found to be particularly important but that Aol News had "internally decided" was off limits.Has the fact that AOL's parent company, Time Warner, has a business relationship with Playboy may have affected their editorial decisions? After all Time Warner is a major national distributor of Playboy TV through their cable company.I have met Tommy personally and find I disagree with everything he says. To his credit, he has learned never to cross me and has personally apologized for his rude behavior during a past conversation. As much as I disagree with him, I agree that he has a right to speak his mind - even if I believe he has lost his :)
I was surprised to see he included me in one of his recent articles. Tommy is a good writer and liberal, he is bound to rebound from this debacle.
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