College radio DJ fired for dissing Reagan

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College radio DJ fired for dissing Reagan
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"A college disc jockey who put on a radio show celebrating Ronald Reagan's death was fired Friday from his position as the station's business manager. Scott Hornyak, a 28-year-old undergraduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, had been suspended indefinitely from his disc jockey job at KSUA-FM after the Sunday show. 'They're firing me because of what I said, and the public's reaction to what I said,' said Hornyak... he berated Reagan, who died June 5, for his foreign policy in Latin America, Iraq and Afghanistan, and for his response to the AIDS epidemic. Hornyak said the show was 'a celebration that Ronald Reagan was dead, was finally dead,' and that he told listeners he wanted to 'walk over the newly laid dirt' on Reagan's grave."

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ok the words were pretty harsh...but what ever happen to free speech?
 
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He is, in fact, free to speak as he wishes without being improsoned etc by our government.

That does not, however, give one free license for poor taste in relation to business responsibilities. You see, he is free to speak but and he is also free to be a stupid shit and be fired by his employer. So now he is even more free and is, in fact, freed up for further employment opportunities (provided any business would hire such an irresponsible person).
 

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Dashdeming said:
He is, in fact, free to speak as he wishes without being improsoned etc by our government.

That does not, however, give one free license for poor taste in relation to business responsibilities. You see, he is free to speak but and he is also free to be a stupid shit and be fired by his employer. So now he is even more free and is, in fact, freed up for further employment opportunities (provided any business would hire such an irresponsible person).
well said.
 
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