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Kevin Dietz supporters push back

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Tman
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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by Tman » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:27 am

Thank you Mr. Mongo . I happily surpised of your help in this ridicules situation .



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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by Tman » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:32 am

Opps . I'm not surpised . Wrong intention . I meant surprised . Sorry .



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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by borderboy653659200 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:24 pm

I don't blame Dietz' supporters,as Dietz' joke referenced the difficulty in bringing needed diversity to TV news . (And other forms of journalism .) The African-American reporter wasn't offended,and while perhaps Dietz should have been suspended for a week for violating company policy re. possibly racially insensitive remarks,firing him was far,far out of line. I hope Dietz sues WDIV and wins a major settlement .



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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:34 pm

While WDIV was within its rights to fire him, the punishment here seems a little harsh.

Dietz seems to be handling the situation with class; I give him credit for that.


Caroline Beasley is ruining WRIF. What a bitch!!!

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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by lovinlife101 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:10 pm

borderboy653659200 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:24 pm
I don't blame Dietz' supporters,as Dietz' joke referenced the difficulty in bringing needed diversity to TV news . (And other forms of journalism .) The African-American reporter wasn't offended,and while perhaps Dietz should have been suspended for a week for violating company policy re. possibly racially insensitive remarks,firing him was far,far out of line. I hope Dietz sues WDIV and wins a major settlement .
The joke referenced the difficulty of hiring minorities, but said the black reporter needed cropped out of the photo? Isn’t that the opposite of what he’s trying to say? That makes no sense!



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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by SolidGoldDancers » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:55 am

lovinlife101 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:10 pm
borderboy653659200 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:24 pm
I don't blame Dietz' supporters,as Dietz' joke referenced the difficulty in bringing needed diversity to TV news . (And other forms of journalism .) The African-American reporter wasn't offended,and while perhaps Dietz should have been suspended for a week for violating company policy re. possibly racially insensitive remarks,firing him was far,far out of line. I hope Dietz sues WDIV and wins a major settlement .
The joke referenced the difficulty of hiring minorities, but said the black reporter needed cropped out of the photo? Isn’t that the opposite of what he’s trying to say? That makes no sense!
It makes no sense because we don't have the full context of what was said because we were not there when it was said, and we don't know the working relationship of those involved.

My suspicion is that this was an inside joke among those present meant to slam newsroom management.



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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by borderboy653659200 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:28 am

I'm thinking the same thing,SolidGoldDancers !!!!



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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by lovinlife101 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:15 pm

SolidGoldDancers wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:55 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:10 pm
borderboy653659200 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:24 pm
I don't blame Dietz' supporters,as Dietz' joke referenced the difficulty in bringing needed diversity to TV news . (And other forms of journalism .) The African-American reporter wasn't offended,and while perhaps Dietz should have been suspended for a week for violating company policy re. possibly racially insensitive remarks,firing him was far,far out of line. I hope Dietz sues WDIV and wins a major settlement .
The joke referenced the difficulty of hiring minorities, but said the black reporter needed cropped out of the photo? Isn’t that the opposite of what he’s trying to say? That makes no sense!
It makes no sense because we don't have the full context of what was said because we were not there when it was said, and we don't know the working relationship of those involved.

My suspicion is that this was an inside joke among those present meant to slam newsroom management.
Dietz tried to explain it as saying there’s not enough black people in the biz so he said to have the black guy cropped out of a photo. Yep. Get that shovel! He’s digging himself deeper. No wonder he quit.

It’s like someone saying, “I hate fags!” Then someone calls them out on it and that same person saying, “Oh, uh, I was pointing out how people call members of the LGBTQ+ community names. And how that’s, uh, wrong. I had to, uh, use strong language to get people’s attention. Yeah.”



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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:53 pm

I share your skepticism with regard to Dietz's explanation. In Detroit, African Americans have held prominent news anchor & reporting positions for several decades.

I think he probably had a drink or two and made a crude, ill-advised joke out of thin air.


Caroline Beasley is ruining WRIF. What a bitch!!!

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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by lovinlife101 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:40 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:53 pm
I share your skepticism with regard to Dietz's explanation. In Detroit, African Americans have held prominent news anchor & reporting positions for several decades.

I think he probably had a drink or two and made a crude, ill-advised joke out of thin air.
He likely was intoxicated and didn’t even remember what he said.



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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by Tman » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:39 am

Crude ? Maybe naughty . Ill-advised ? If your among friends that you trust that should not be an issue . The trust part is what the PC climate has destroyed among people . Who's the weasel that ratted him out to management for his or her own gain. Very sick . May karma rule .



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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by TC Shuts Up » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:12 am

There needs to be a War on Zero Tolerance Policies of any kind. We have to reinstate COMMON SENSE into stupid Human Resources procedures.


Disagreeing with Communists is NOT an impeachable offense.

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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by lovinlife101 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:35 am

TC Shuts Up wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:12 am
There needs to be a War on Zero Tolerance Policies of any kind. We have to reinstate COMMON SENSE into stupid Human Resources procedures.
Intelligence is hard work. Zero Tolerance policies require no intelligence or effort. That’s why HR departments have them.

Logic, reason, and common sense: “Individuals and circumstances are different so they should be handled uniquely.”

HR: (paints on blackface) “Ain’t nobody got time fuh dat!”



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Re: Kevin Dietz supporters push back

Post by TC Shuts Up » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:23 am

Not to mention that Human Resources tells outright lies, in addition to being intractably inflexible.


Disagreeing with Communists is NOT an impeachable offense.

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