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Re: “Anti-Social Media: Burlington Free Press Editor Tweets Himself Out of a Job

Let's say the editor of 7 Days moves to Texas and gets a job with Fox News. They make a snarky comment on their personal Twitter about teaching creationism in public school. They are fired for violating company policy. Do we still feel the same way?

Posted by Margaret Trueman on 01/16/2018 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Anti-Social Media: Burlington Free Press Editor Tweets Himself Out of a Job

The only individuals who have a moral right to choose their gender are biological hermaphrodites. If you were born with male anatomy, you're a male. If you were born with female anatomy, you're a female. No amount of radical pedagogy will ever change that. People who believe their genitalia does not reflect their gender are suffering from a form of mental illness - gender dysphoria.

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by G Chesterton on 01/11/2018 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Anti-Social Media: Burlington Free Press Editor Tweets Himself Out of a Job

This tweet was was pretty interesting: https://twitter.com/denisjfinley/status/75…

For a guy who loves photography, he sure missed seeing seven American flags in that photo.

Also I'm really glad I quit twitter. It's like a cocktail party that's gone on two years too long, where there's just a few shrimp tails left in a pool of melted ice and everyone else is Hitler.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sean-Patrick Burke on 01/10/2018 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Anti-Social Media: Burlington Free Press Editor Tweets Himself Out of a Job

While I strongly disagree with Finley's opinions and political views, he certainly has a right to them. As a news journalist (i.e., not an opinion columnist), however, he has the responsibility to be 100% objective. By tweeting his opinions on these matters, he violated this cardinal principle. And clearly his tweets were in direct violation of Gannett's social-media policies, which can be read here: http://jimromenesko.com/2013/09/10/read-gannetts-social-media-policy-memo/. Without question these two factors are why he was fired -- not because his views are offensive and "politically incorrect."

26 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by debbouton on 01/10/2018 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Anti-Social Media: Burlington Free Press Editor Tweets Himself Out of a Job

Lost a great editor to the throes of defining a Tweet.

6 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by Ted Cohen on 01/10/2018 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Anti-Social Media: Burlington Free Press Editor Tweets Himself Out of a Job

This controversy is simply the LGBTQ community taking their effort at imposing a heterophobic(irrational fear of moral normalcy)view on society to the next level.

The above mentioned community care nothing about freedom, truth or moral decency; or science for that matter. In true Machiavellian fashion they care about 1 thing; shoving their skewed view of human sexuality down our throats.

They are very dangerous fascists and MUST be opposed at every step of the way.

Stand up for Traditional values; we are finished without them!!

8 likes, 45 dislikes
Posted by peter rousseau on 01/10/2018 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Anti-Social Media: Burlington Free Press Editor Tweets Himself Out of a Job

I understand there's a vacancy at Breitbart "news". Perhaps Mr. Finley would be happier there.

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Posted by MiltonColchester on 01/10/2018 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Listeners Who Veer From Tired Stories Hit 'Rumble Strip Vermont'

...a loyal follower of rumblestrip vermont from the hermetic city of washington dc.
erica helps me stay in touch with real people in a state i love. she gives them a chance be their authentic selves. her interview of rob mirman was especially powerful.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Marianne Ross on 07/22/2017 at 11:43 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Eva. I like your hair, I like your clothes, I like your attitude, I like your professional side as well. We should be thankful to have you on our news team. Thank you for being you. You keep it interesting.

Posted by Eliz on 06/30/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Go girl! I like your hair. Don't let the critics affect you. I watch a lot of Channel 3 news programs. I find you to be professional respectful and insightful. How you wear your hair is nobody's business but your own. Shallow people choose shallow things to protest.

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Posted by gguinness on 04/07/2017 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

I find it hard to watch her. Maybe she has gotten better since she was on morning show, but I dont think she has many broadcast journalism skills. When it was her and Molly, I thought of them as two bumps on a log and Gary.

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Posted by Thomas Adams on 04/04/2017 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Can a Retired Judge Save Southern Vermont's Newspapers?

I like the original headline "Trial and Error" - seems fitting and edgy !

Posted by Brooke Paige on 04/02/2017 at 12:11 AM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Eva's work is outstanding. Talking about her hair is small minded.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Carol Castle on 03/31/2017 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Miss this wonderful young lady here in the Catskills! You go girl! How lucky they are to have you in Vermont! Best wishes for continued success!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Linda Carol Smith on 03/31/2017 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Be true to yourself. You are lovely, talented and dedicated. I enjoy your work immensely and so hope you stay in Vermont until, or unless, better jobs lure you away!
Regards
Lynn McMorrow FNP, Enosburgh, VT

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Posted by Lynn McMorrow on 03/31/2017 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

In the '60s and '70s my husband and I always thought that natural hair and afros looked great and we still do. Can't believe people are still hung up on this kind of superficial stuff. She's a great reporter, and that's all that counts!

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Susan C. Anderson on 03/31/2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Laurie Grimm what's your deal? Don't be rude or speak about things of which you have no knowledge or experience. Your mentality is what keeps Vermont from progressing and accepting diversity.

8 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by aviatrix800 on 03/31/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

I love Eva's hair!!!!! Why this is a big deal I don't know?

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lisa Ackel Judge on 03/31/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Every station in Vermont would benefit from having an Eva on board. Yay!WCAX for being the lucky ones. It just reinforces why I never watch the other stations. Hurry back Eva and keep being your awesome natural self.

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nicki Johnson on 03/31/2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

As a mother of three biracial women who grew up in Vermont, one of which was one of your very talented design team members, Celia Hazard, I say "Rock it Eva" ! Be yourself. You are first and foremost very talented and mucho brave. Until more women of color decide to be who they want to be this will continue to be a part of the commentary. It shouldn't be, PERIOD! It's also part of the broader issue of the difficulty for any minority living in this state. Two of my fabulously talented daughters left VT to live in LA and NYC, for exactly this kind of rhetoric and it's underlying message to anyone who isn't white. Focus on her skills people!!

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mary Goderwis on 03/31/2017 at 11:57 AM

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