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Longtime Court Employee Fired After Helping Prove Man’s Innocence

A 70-year-old Missouri court clerk who was just nine months short of retirement thought she was doing the right thing by helping to secure a DNA test that exonerated a man who had served years in prison for a rape he insisted he did not commit. Instead, she was terminated by the court she had worked at for 34 years because it said she had violated rules about assisting a party in a case.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 READ MORE



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Applebee’s Fires Waitress After Pastor’s ‘God’ Tip

A waitress claims she was fired by Applebee’s after posting a note online from a pastor who refused to leave a tip, writing on the credit card receipt instead that “I give God 10% Why do you get 18.”

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 READ MORE


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Post Fires at the Left

Being popular and Internet-savvy, writer Dan Froomkin surely holds a place in today’s struggling newspaper business that’s secure. At least that’s what you’d think. Instead, The Washington Post has fired him. The move removes one of the only mainstream commentators to criticize Barack Obama from the left.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 READ MORE


Nude Greek art
Image: ancientsculpturegallery.com

Only in America. Seriously.

A fifth-grade teacher is out of a job after leading a class through an art museum in Dallas. One of her students saw nude art; the student’s parent complained; the teacher is suspended.
Even crazier: Local TV stations are blacking out Greek sculpture genitalia during newscasts.

Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


water torture
The Water Torture--Facsimile of a woodcut in J. Damhoudre's "Praxis Rerum Criminalium:"

CIA Blogger Fired for Anti-Torture Post

Christine Axsmith, a software contractor for the CIA, was fired when she posted a blog entry to the agency’s closed network stating her opposition to torture. The post started like this: “Waterboarding is Torture and Torture is Wrong.” Such a sad confirmation of our government’s dismal human rights policies that so obvious a statement qualifies as grounds for termination.

Posted on Jul 21, 2006 READ MORE


The Devil Wears Prada
Courtest 20th Century Fox

For Interns, Blogging Brings Perils, Profits

On the eve of the premiere of the underling-dishes-all movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” the N.Y. Time surveys the landscape of interns whose work-related blogs have brought them both pay and pink slips.

Posted on May 26, 2006 READ MORE


Fired CIA Officer Was Top NSC Director

The CIA officer reportedly fired for leaking classified intelligence information is Mary O. McCarthy, who until 2001 was senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council.

Posted on Apr 22, 2006 READ MORE


Andrea Mitchell
From crooksandliars.com

Report: CIA Agent Fired for Leaking

The CIA has fired an agent who allegedly leaked information about secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe to The Washington Post, reports MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. Fox News has more.

Posted on Apr 21, 2006 READ MORE


Major General John Batiste (ret)
From crooksandliars.com

Anti-Rumsfeld General: Questioning Command Healthy For Democracy

Major Gen. John Batiste (ret), who has called for Rumsfeld’s resignation, tells Katie Couric: “I think there’s a lot of people now starting to ask questions, and I think that’s healthy in a democracy.” He also says the book “Cobra II” gets the Iraq War story right.

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


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