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‘USA Today’ Drops Cheri Jacobus over Pedophilia Tweet

Cheri Jacobus was dropped by USA Today late Thursday after the Never Trump columnist attacked a former Trump staffer’s daughters with the suggestion they be raped by a convicted sex offender, reports TheWrap.

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UPDATE: CBS Exec Fired After No Sympathy for ‘Republican Gun Toters’ Post

Hayley Geftman-Gold, who served as senior counsel for strategic transactions at CBS, was fired Monday afternoon by the network. In a social media post, Geftman-Gold wrote that, for partisan reasons, she is “not even sympathetic” to the 50-plus murdered and 400-plus hospitalized during Sunday’s shooting massacre in Las Vegas.

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Yelp Fires Young Worker for Public Complaint to CEO

A 25-year-old college graduate with a degree in English literature was fired from Yelp soon after she posted a blistering open letter to Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman complaining that she was underpaid.

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Spring Valley School Cop Fired for Videotaped Incident with Student

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott fired Senior Deputy Ben Fields, and said he overreacted when he was attempting to discipline a recalcitrant student at Spring Valley High School. Video footage of the classroom tussle went viral on Monday, prompting an FBI investigation and calls for Fields to be fired.

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Teacher’s Huckleberry Finn Joke Leads to Investigation, Firing

On Tuesday, a nationally recognized teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District was fired in a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles Board of Education after a joke about Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn led to a broader investigation.

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L.A. Times Staff Purge Continues

The L.A. Times is still bleeding employees this week with the announcement of a third high-placed staffer leaving the paper.

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Former CFO Who Belittled Chick-fil-A Employee in Viral Video Now on Food Stamps

Adam Smith, who once made $200,000 per year as a CFO, claims that after he was fired for uploading a video in which he yelled at a Chick-fil-A employee for the company’s opposition to gay marriage, he hasn’t been able to find a job, and he, his wife, and their four children have had to subsist on food stamps.

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Poll: Americans Want Brian Williams Fired, Not Suspended

The Media Research Center’s new poll confirms the outrage of Americans over Brian Williams’ web of deceit. The poll found that 66.1% of the 1,007 respondents thought that Williams should have been fired rather than NBC’s decision to suspend him without pay.