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NBC Reporter Shows Up On Scene In MAGA Hat And Pays Devastating Price For It

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Trump supporters are very loyal and they enthusiastically celebrate each rally as a call to freedom. I think it is uplifting to see Americans wholeheartedly support President Trump and his policies. But it would seem it is very easy to run afoul of company policies when politics is involved.

That’s what happened to an unsuspecting reporter who worked for an NBC affiliate in Minnesota last Friday. Jim Bunner, a multimedia journalist with KTTC, is a staunch Trump supporter who even did a celebration video when Trump won the presidency. He wore a “Make America Great Again” hat while covering a Trump rally for the local TV station… and paid a devastating price for it.

The company claims they have a strict policy that prohibits employees from wearing politicized attire when covering events etc. I think this rule is pretty subjective and malleable depending on the leaning of the media outlet and the political climate currently in play.

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Bunner was covering Trump’s political rally Thursday in Rochester, Minnesota, where he was spotted outside the Mayo Civic Center wearing a jacket with the station’s logo and a matching red MAGA hat. So, of course, Mark Vancleave, a video journalist for Minnesota’s Star Tribune, snapped a pic of Bunner in the iconic headgear. From there the cat was out of the bag.

Bunner was fired the next day and is not talking about the whole ordeal. In fact, on the day of President Trump’s inauguration, he uploaded a picture of himself dancing in a newsroom in apparent celebration. That has since been deleted from Facebook.

“He violated our policy so he’s no longer with us,” Noel Sederstrom, news director for KTTC, told BuzzFeed News. “We don’t allow our people to wear campaign clothing while on assignment.”

To be fair, it is standard policy in the news industry to enforce a dictum that prohibits the wearing of campaign clothing and pins while on the job. My point is that the rule seems flexible for the left and not so much for the right here.

And this doesn’t just apply to what employees wear either. Many news outlets admonish their staff about making public political displays or statements in order to maintain objectivity. That also applies to social media accounts where Bunner also posted his leanings.

He once added an NRA banner to his profile picture which should be protected speech but when you work for a media outlet you sign an agreement to avoid such displays of what can be perceived as bias. I doubt such strict interpretations of policy would have been applied to leftists here.


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And in another post, he wrote, “You watch CNN to oogle Brooke, Kate, Erin, Brianna, Sunlen, and Poppy. Not for journalistic integrity.” Personally, I see nothing wrong with that statement and that should have no bearing on his job. It’s Bunning’s personal opinion. But with NBC any excuse will do. You walk a razor’s edge between keeping your job and exercising your First Amendment rights there.

Sederstrom claims that Bunner was let go because of his decision to wear the MAGA hat at the rally, not because of his political views expressed on Facebook and other places. “It’s not something we allow,” he said about the campaign gear. I bet if you dig a bit that is a flexible policy. NBC has never appeared to me to be a fan of President Trump by any means.

As Fox News put it, Bunner might need a new hat saying “Make Me Employed Again.” Pictures of Bunner wearing the MAGA hat trended on Twitter. He went viral which is what got him in hot water. I think firing him for this is over the top and biased in itself. They could have given him a warning and left it at that.

One of Bunner’s biggest sins here probably was that he was critical of CNN and loved President Trump. In the political climate we marinate in these days, if you have bosses who don’t share your views, it can cost you your job very easily. It isn’t fair but privately owned businesses can fire as they see fit. Bunner is staying quiet because getting another job probably depends on it.

Bunner had only been with the station since December 2017. He was probably still on a probationary basis and committed the cardinal sin of being on the wrong side of the political aisle. Such is the media business any more. It’s a hotbed of leftists and with the exception of Fox News, it’s not conservative-friendly in the least these days.

 

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White House Guests KNEEL During National Anthem, Trump Makes Them Immediately Regret It

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The Marine Corp band in their bright red uniforms were on the south balcony of the White House on a bright, sunny Tuesday in Washington, DC. The Army Chorus sang, beginning the event with ‘America the Beautiful’ and concluded with ‘God Bless America’. At least two people who were guests at President Trump’s Celebration of America event yesterday knelt, showing exactly why so many Americans are ticked over the National Anthem controversy.

The event replaced a celebration at the White House in honor of the Super Bowl win for the Philadelphia Eagles. These two disrespectful idiots took a knee as the “Star Spangled Banner” rang out across the South Lawn of the White House. Simply disgraceful. These aren’t social justice warriors… these are unpatriotic jerks.

A video was posted to Twitter by a reporter for SVT, the Swedish national public TV broadcaster. It shows a man, wearing a light blue button down, kneeling as the National Anthem played, before clapping and ultimately coming to his feet after the song finished. I guess he thought that was his five minutes of fame or something.

What it really amounted to was making a fool out of himself internationally. President Trump showcases all of these liberal dimwits for what they are… America-hating, radical leftists who are far more interested in hating our brave police officers and our country than they are in respecting America and taking national pride in their country and President.

When President Trump took the podium, he blew his audience away with his love for our country, military, police, flag and the National Anthem. He made every single person who disrespects them like this look like the small, craven liberals that they really are. The man, who did not identify himself, left the event immediately after the United States Marine Band performed the anthem, according to a news anchor for TV2 Denmark. Gee, crawling away with his tail between his legs like the lowly cur he his. Guess he couldn’t stand patriotism after he showed how much he hates his own country.

There was a second man who was pictured kneeling as well. That was posted to Twitter by a CNN White House producer. He was wearing a light blue checkered shirt and had a little American flag. This guy was right up front. He was also apparently the same person who reportedly heckled Trump. That guy was roundly booed by everyone around him. CNN’s analyst April Ryan posted false news on Twitter yesterday claiming people were booing Trump when it was the heckler they went after. She eventually retracted what she said after her own colleagues called her out on the lie. “Stop hiding behind the armed services and the National Anthem,” the guy yelled to a chorus of boos, according to the Daily Mail. “Let’s hear it for the Eagles.” “Go home,” one person shouted at the heckler.

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The President didn’t engage the heckler, but looked in his direction and pursed his lips. He looked like he wanted to smack him. Right there with ya.

President Trump disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House after they at first said they had more than 70 players coming to the People’s House to celebrate. By this week, that number had dropped to less than ten and then to only one player. They kept trying to change the date to one where President Trump would be out of the country. I don’t blame the President in the least for canceling the visit. That was totally appropriate. If you insist on being ungrateful and insulting a sitting President of the United States, then you don’t deserve the honor of going to the White House period.

Trump claimed on Monday that the team disagreed “with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.” Eagles players denied that accusation, pointing out that no one on the team knelt for the anthem during last season. But that has nothing to do with how each individual on the team states his beliefs and shows his disrespect for President Trump.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused the team of a “political stunt” just minutes before Tuesday’s alternative event began, claiming the players had chosen to “abandon their fans.” That’s exactly what they did. “If this wasn’t a political stunt by the Eagles franchise then they wouldn’t have committed to attend the event and then backed out,” she said in her Tuesday press briefing. “And if it wasn’t a political stunt, they wouldn’t have attempted to reschedule the visit while the President was overseas.”

Trump was brief in his remarks and only spoke for about four minutes. He began by explaining why it’s an issue of patriotism for Americans to stand for the National Anthem. “We love our flag and stand for our National Anthem,” Trump said to great applause from the crowd on the South Lawn of the White House. “We stand to honor our military and to honor country and to honor the fallen heroes who never made it back home.” Yes, we do… and those that don’t can take a hike.

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Melania Unveils This Year’s White House Christmas Decorations That Libs Are SURE To Hate

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Melania Trump’s first year in office was marked by immense criticism of our incredible first lady, who in the eyes of the Trump family’s numerous detractors, Melania could do nothing right, or at least as well as her predecessor, Michelle Obama. This included her full Christmas decor plan, which was stunning in silver and white, and a beautiful modern take on the same tired style that Michelle un-creatively came up with.

This year’s decorations will likely be no different, if not worse.

Last year, liberals claimed she decked the halls in depression and gloom, likening it to looking more like a haunted house than a holiday home. So, what will they say about this year’s new look?

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FLOTUS doesn’t just slay on the fashion front. Her decorating skills are off the charts. (Yes, yes– I know she didn’t do this by herself, but if you really believe she didn’t have a say, you’re nuuuuuuuuuuuuts.)

ANYWHO. She finally unveiled this year’s White House Christmas decorations, and they’re GORGEOUS.

You have no idea how much I want to stroll through those halls of beautifully decorated trees. Oh well. I’ll have to settle for the aisles of Hobby Lobby.

It all looks great. I’m obsessed. TY, that is all.

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