On the uses of a liberal education: September 1, Harper's Magazine Mark Edmundson A college student getting a liberal arts education ponders filling out a questionnaire that includes an opportunity for him to evaluate his instructor. At times it appears that the purpose of his education is just to entertain him.
At the time, I had never heard of Sinclair Broadcasting. Those stations reach around 38 percent of American households.
During my time in the CBS12 newsroom, I learned complaints to HR at the local and national levels were not only discouraged, but a quick route to termination. Management expressed a keen interest in keeping heads down and simply Essay fighting your job.
As reporters and anchors at the company, we were routinely told to follow leads and angles with a clear-cut conservative agenda. At CBS12, I was ordered to do man-on-the-street interviews that were clearly politically biased. But it was more than just the questions.
It was the stories that we were told to do. They often had to have a religious tie-in. There were a set of parameters and we had to stick to them. Jonathan Beaton Jonathan Beaton on assignment As a journalist, I found this reprehensible, but was told not to question authority. I left to start a career in public relations.
Soon after my departure, several other reporters left the station and the media industry entirely. Shortly after my exit, I began receiving threatening letters in the mail from Sinclair, demanding money that was left on my contract. So did my colleagues. Sinclair argues that I caused them irreparable harm by leaving.
Believe me, I was a good reporter, but not that good. Furthermore, if you do your legal homework, you quickly discover a Florida Supreme Court ruling in Lefemine v Baron that says a liquidated damages contract provision will not be enforced if it is a penalty.
I believe these lawsuits are an obvious attempt to scare former employees. Not everyone has the means to hire a lawyer. But I refuse to cower and acquiesce to this malevolent corporation. Fortunately, I have a tenacious and aggressive attorney. We are currently awaiting their response.
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