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Monday, February 23, 2015

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Joey Kennedy has been fired from the Alabama Media Group for being too liberal

Joey Kennedy via Alabama Political Reporter
Another one bites the dust.....
According to a Facebook post by Veronica Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Joey Kennedy has been fired from the Alabama Media Group.
“For those of you who haven't heard: My husband, Joey Kennedy, was fired by Alabama Media Group on Thursday for being 'too personally involved' in covering his beat and for 'threatening sources' wrote Mrs. Kennedy wrote of her husband's fate.
For years Kennedy has been pilloried over of his left-leaning columns. But it was his refusal to tailor his message to fit nicely into the every growing echo chamber of faux right-wing talking points that led to his declining voice on the pages of the Birmingham News and at al.com.
And they wonder why Alabama is solidly republican?

It's the media.

It doesn't pay to be too liberal in AmeriBama.

2 comments:

Earl Dumarest said...

He wasn't fired for being liberal. His last column was about the Humane Society taking over the rescue services for the city. In the comments section he ripped into Steve Smith who previously had the business for 17 (?)years. What he said in the comments section would get anyone fired. And after reading his comments you can understand AMG's reasons. You might have strong opinion on animal rescue but no reason to attack a person like he did.

Redeye said...

Welcome to RedEye's Front Page Earl Dumarest, and thank you for reading and commenting. I don't know anything about the rescue services for the city, but I do know Joey Kennedy's column will be missed.