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Breaking News: Hispanic Broadcast Journalist of the Year Files Federal Complaint Against Dallas Fox Station

LatinaLista — Rebecca Aguilar, the Dallas-based award-winning broadcast journalist whose firing was as controversial as the grounds of her initial dismissal, has filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Dallas, Texas.

Former Dallas Fox 4 reporter Rebecca Aguilar
Steve Kardell, Aguilar’s attorney, said “that Aguilar conducted more than 6,000 interviews in fourteen years at the owned and operated Fox station, but news management retaliated against her for advocating change inside the newsroom.”

“I’m confident the EEOC will uncover what our investigation has unveiled. Fox 4 wanted my client to advocate change in the community through her reports, but to keep silent in improving working conditions in the newsroom,” says Kardell.

For a reporter to be fired over one story certainly indicates an ulterior motive on behalf of this Dallas Fox station.
It will be interesting to see how they defend such an action.

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    Jax
    April 23, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    This is an incomplete article.
    What kind of changes are you writing about?

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    Daniel
    April 23, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    i thought she was 86’d for questioning an old white guy?
    in any event, she’ll prolly get some good money out of faux news.
    i’m sure she’d rather earn it in her chosen career as a professional, though.

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    Hran
    April 24, 2008 at 12:15 am

    I wish I could claim discrimination and file lawsuits when things go wrong in my life. Unfortunately, I’m white. We just get fired and that’s the end of it.

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    Jaime
    April 24, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Poor Hran,
    I sympathize with you for getting fired and not being able to claim discrimination and file lawsuits. Maybe you can find out how Ollie North and Karl Rove were able to get by after getting fired at your next, “I am White and Whiney” support group meeting.
    JA

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    Horace
    April 24, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Unless she can prove discrimination, not speculate, as you do in your innuendo, Marisa, it is well within the station’s discretion to fire any employee they wish to, regardless how minor the offense, as long as it doesn’t violate a contract.

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