I was fired from my journalism job ten days into Trump
Lewis Wallace

I am so sorry your employer did not properly explain their objections to your blog post. Here is a handy extract/summary. (Italics are mine) I’ve only included some of your mistakes, there are too many:


Public life

Marketplace staffers must keep their political views private.

It would also risk having the staffer’s political views associated with Marketplace, creating the perception of political bias.

Marketplace staffers will maintain their journalistic impartiality.

Social media

We should do nothing that could undermine our credibility with the public, damage our newsroom’s standing as an impartial source of news or otherwise jeopardize Marketplace’s reputation.

Advocacy: Do not advocate for (or against) political or other polarizing issues online.

This extends to joining online groups or using social media in any form to express personal views on a political or other controversial issue

Objectivity is dead, and I’m okay with it

· … a government that believes in “alternative facts” and thrives on lies, including the lie of white racial superiority.

· Neutrality is impossible for me, …

· As a member of a marginalized community (I am transgender), I’ve never had the opportunity to pretend I can be “neutral.”

· We shouldn’t care about that nor work to avoid it. We don’t have time for that. Instead, we should own the fact that to tell the stories and promote the voices of marginalized and targeted people is not a neutral stance from the sidelines.

But I’m also not willing to accept obsolescence.

Sorry, you gone done it to yo’ self.

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