Should this television reporter have been demoted, essentially forced to quit?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by thisnumbersdisconnected, Jul 18, 2014.


What is your opinion?

Poll closed Aug 17, 2014.
  1. The station was wrong in punishing Bergin at all

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  2. The station should have fired him outright

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  3. Bergin should have accepted the demotion and stayed

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  4. Bergin was right in quitting -- someone will hire him

  5. Other or no opinion (please detail in post)

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  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    So, as Kurtz points out, while there is almost certainly some truth to his last two sentences, he offered no contextual proof and it went too far in expressing a personal opinion. He admits that. He knows better.

    But he didn't ask for the assignment. Kurtz said he was reluctant to do the interview. Having to do it undoubtedly made him feel like he was bathing in a sewer, and that came out in his standup remarks at the end of the piece. As a result, the station "demoted" him to a feature reporter's position that paid only $300/week with just one assignment guaranteed per week. He quit instead.

    I think some other station somewhere will hire him in heartbeat. What do you think?
    #1 thisnumbersdisconnected, Jul 18, 2014
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