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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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Libs WILL NOT Like What Trump Could Soon Do That’s WAY BIGGER Than The Border Wall

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Americans need to come first. I hope President Trump puts an end to all of this. Bring back jobs to this country.

Quite disturbing to know our private data is going oversees. Yes to the virtual wall!

From Breitbart:

Attorney Sara Blackwell — who represents American workers who are having their jobs threatened by outsourcing — says President Trump can implement a “virtual wall” to end multinational corporations’ business model of offshoring U.S. jobs to foreign countries.

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House on SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Sunday, Blackwell said the U.S. needs a policy that bans multinational corporations from sending Americans’ data overseas.

Such a policy, Blackwell says, would consequently end the offshoring of American jobs and bring jobs back to the country that were previously outsourced.

“If we put up a virtual wall around our borders and said, ‘None of our private data can go overseas, ever,’ all of those jobs would have to come back, they would all have to come back,” Blackwell said.

“And so we would have so many jobs back in the U.S. and not only that, if we wanted to do … if a company in Europe wanted to sell clothes to someone in America, they’d have to have an office here in the U.S. because our credit card information can’t go overseas. So we would add so many jobs to the United States,” Blackwell said.

“I think a virtual wall would be an amazing thing and would be the ticket to ending the whole business model,” Blackwell continued.

The outsourcing-offshoring business model used by multinational corporations begins by laying off American workers in high-paying, white-collar industries and forcing them to train their foreign replacements, who often arrive in the U.S. on the H-1B visa. Those H-1B visa workers generally work in the country for about a year until the job is moved overseas to developing countries like India, where foreign workers are cheaper.

Blackwell also called out IBM CEO Ginni Rometty — a multinational corporation that now employs more Indian nationals than American workers — for hiking her own salary while laying off thousands of Americans to send their jobs to India.

“IBM is one of the worst offshoring companies I’ve seen. And Ginni Rometty of IBM, she is friends with Ivanka Trump,” Blackwell said.

“I mean it’s like, can we please just everybody pay attention to what’s really happening? I have spoken to thousands of IBM workers who have been fired — not only in the U.S. but all over the world — because they don’t want to pay real wages,” Blackwell said.

“They want to go to these countries like the Phillippines and India, mostly India, to pay these slave wages,” Blackwell said. “And it is very scary what information is going over there.”

Listen to Sara Blackwell’s full interview here:

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POTUS Just Played His ‘Trump Card’ On Paid Migrants Who Rammed Our Border!

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A few months ago, Trump changed a law that was put in place by Bill Clinton.

Ironically democrats felt the law was way too harsh. Children were being separated from their parents at the border. After changing the law, border enforcement has seen a massive increase in families trying to cross.

Today, Daily Mail wrote:

Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to seal America’s southern border with military force unless Mexico intervenes to stop the flow of illegal immigrants traveling to the U.S. from Central America.

The stern, tweeted warning came as a group of more than 4,000 travels north through Mexico in the hope of reaching the United States, despite having no visas or other legal papers to enter.

Trump blamed his Democratic rivals for the resulting chaos, saying ‘they want Open Borders and existing weak laws.’

He resurrected the claim that launched his White House campaign in 2015, saying that ‘this large flow of people’ includes ‘MANY CRIMINALS’ and putting the words in uppercase letters for effect.

Trump on Thursday also renewed Wednesday’s threat to stop all payments to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, including humanitarian aid, if their governments ‘allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States.’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to fly to Mexico on Friday.

News emerged Wednesday that the number of illegal immigrant families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has jumped 80 percent since Trump ended his ‘zero tolerance’ policy in June, with U.S. Border Patrol agents arresting 16,658 family members in September. That’s the highest one-month total on record.

The Washington Post obtained unpublished Department of Homeland Security statistics and published them three weeks before a contentious midterm election, while Trump is urging Republicans to make immigration their number one issue on the campaign trail.

‘We’re getting hammered daily,’ said one Border Patrol agent in South Texas told The Post.

The new numbers also come as a wave of immigrants is on the march from Central America.

Thousands of people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are fleeing to the United States in an effort to escape the poverty and violence that has engulfed their countries.

The Department of Homeland Security, in a statement, blamed congressional inaction and said the high illegal immigrant flow would likely continue without movement on on Capitol Hill.

‘Our nation faces a dangerous crisis on the border that threatens American communities. Congress refuses to close catch-and-release loopholes in the law that would allow authorities to detain and remove family units safely and expeditiously. While we do not have official numbers to report at this time, current trends indicate enforcement efforts against single adults entering illegally have been hugely successful,’ said Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Katie Waldman.

‘However, the removal of actual family units, or those posing as family units, has been made virtually impossible by Congressional inaction – which will most likely result in record numbers of families arriving illegally in the United States this year. At the direction of the President, DHS is continuing to examine all options to secure the border and keep American communities safe, including working with our partners in Central America and Mexico.’

The new numbers have left the president furious, White House aides told the Post.

‘We’re actually getting crushed,’ said one.

Trump is said to be considering reinstating the controversial separation policy that was criticized by members of his own party and the first lady. He sees ‘zero tolerance’ as the one thing that worked.

Trump has received regular updates on the stats and has told senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, who has taken the lead on immigration issues, and Chief of Staff John Kelly that something has to change.

He tweeted about on Wednesday morning, pushing Republicans to make immigration an issue in the November election.

‘Hard to believe that with thousands of people from South of the Border, walking unimpeded toward our country in the form of large Caravans, that the Democrats won’t approve legislation that will allow laws for the protection of our country. Great Midterm issue for Republicans!,’ he tweeted Wednesday morning.

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