Columnist John Walters fired by VT Digger - Seven Days

Ever the contrarian lightning rod, veteran opinion columnist/labor organizer John Walters has been fired for the second time in 10 months. That’s not always a bad thing.

"Walters also suggested his firing might be related to his newfound leadership role in the union, called the VTDigger Guild, and political pressure from Gov. Phil Scott's office. "The timing is unpleasantly coincidental. It came less than a week after I was named to our unit council, a leadership position in the union," Walters wrote, "and only three days after officials in the @GovPhilScott administration privately complained to Digger management about my social media posts." Walters appeared to allude to the alleged complaints from Scott's office two days before his firing when he posted an image of Elmer Fudd on Twitter and wrote, "Be vewy, vewy quiet ... Someone's monitowing my Tweets.""

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  • Ivan st george
    commented 2020-06-07 07:36:08 -0400
    Imagine that
    a “distinguished journalist” bites the dust again", I can think of a few more that should go
    Thanks to the watercooler we actually get to learn of these stories
  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-05-31 11:08:33 -0400
    Or maybe he is really just that bad ???