HOUSTON — A young reporter lost her job because she wrote harsh words for President Obama and endearing comments for President-elect Trump on her personal Facebook page.
Scarlett Fakhar wrote: “the country went downhill under President Obama”, and that “Obama made the entire county hate one another.” She also wrote that she believed “God had a hand in this election,” and said she could barely sleep because she was so happy about Trump’s victory.
Unfortunately, Fox News in Houston fired Fakhar. She reported the firing on her Facebook page: “Fox 26 Houston fired me today for expressing my conservative views on my private Facebook page. That is all I will say for you. But I want you to know how much your support has gotten me through this. God bless you all.”
KRIV in Houston confirmed that Fakhar, 25, is no longer with the station.
After posting the message announcing her termination, Fakhar wrote a message claiming that FOX 26 was trying to get her to take down her “fan page” from Facebook.
Fakhar also singled out the “liberal” Houston Chronicle, claiming the newspaper wrongfully reported that she criticized African-Americans, a reference to Fakhar’s original problematic post that stated the “number of African Americans killed one another far outweighs the number of them being killed by whites.”
“The media has made this a RACE issue when in reality the matter boils down to a difference in political philosophy,” Fakhar wrote Thursday. “As a multiracial person myself, I never have been or never will be racist. I simply stated the fact that the media continues to misrepresent the factual realities that there is NO more white on black crime than there is black on black crime.”
Fakhar’s post did not elaborate on her ethnicity.
Fakhar’s Twitter feed shows several of her most recent stories, including an exclusive on a student who said he was attacked by classmates for voting for Trump in a mock election. She also called out what she claimed to be “media bias” in October when CNN’s Christopher Cuomo referenced Joseph McCarthy in connection to WikiLeaks disclosures that reporters at a number of outlets, including CNN, met in secret and coordinated with Clinton’s campaign.
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