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Anchor fired over military service?
Foxnews ^ | June 14, 2012 | by Bill O'Reilly

Posted on 06/15/2012 11:29:38 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

BILL O'REILLY, HOST: And in the "Impact Segment" tonight a lawsuit filed against the Weather Channel. Nicole Mitchell worked there for nearly seven years forecasting the weather. But in 2010 her contract was not renewed.

Ms. Mitchell says that when the Weather Channel was sold in 2008 to NBC, the management began to question her status as a Captain in the Air Force Reserves. She believes her military position was a factor in her firing.

She joins us now from Burbank, California. How you can possibly prove that Captain?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: weatherchannel

1 posted on 06/15/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

She needs to contact John Odom in Shreveport, LA. Best USERRA lawyer out there. Retired Air Force Reserve JAG.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 11:31:45 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: jagusafr

Fox News needs to hire her QUICK!


3 posted on 06/15/2012 11:33:29 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

She do fit da profile, don’t she?


4 posted on 06/15/2012 11:35:48 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: US Navy Vet
O’Rilley is a know it all moron, the always right guy, alleged.
5 posted on 06/15/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: US Navy Vet

They cannot LEGALLY say that the contract wasn’t renewed due to her US Reserves status; however they can ‘manufacture’ practically any reason they like.

They don’t like her fashion sense, her shoes are too big, they are seeking to appeal to a demographic with a different hair style/color/length.

One of the ‘real’ problems with a job like hers, is that there are several times when she is obligated to serve; and the Weather show must go on. So, the station is going to manufacture a “Legal” reason to do this; unless they were foolish enough to send her an email complaining about her absence during Reserve Duty.


6 posted on 06/15/2012 11:37:27 AM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: jagusafr

It looks like she has her ducks in a row with timelines and e-mails. I wouldn’t be surprised if the base JAG hadn’t given her advice on what would be needed if she had to file a suit.


7 posted on 06/15/2012 11:37:27 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: US Navy Vet

YUM!

Military women are awesome. My cousin is former Air Force MP, and she’s hard as stone. I would not want to be engaged in a physical confrontation with her.


8 posted on 06/15/2012 11:37:44 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: US Navy Vet

9 posted on 06/15/2012 11:39:34 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: US Navy Vet

***the Weather Channel was sold in 2008 to NBC,***

And it has gone downhill ever since. NBC has tried to turn it into an Entertainment channel with some weather between shows.


10 posted on 06/15/2012 11:41:38 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Here's her Facebook page

She's definitely not guilty...


11 posted on 06/15/2012 11:41:50 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Sow the wind...reap the whirlwind!)
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To: TexasCajun

I’d give her a raise...

Not guilty....


12 posted on 06/15/2012 11:42:33 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: US Navy Vet

I feel a raise coming on myself.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 11:48:52 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: RoosterRedux
If they are real...they are spectacular! (...her lips)
14 posted on 06/15/2012 11:50:06 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: RoosterRedux

What a honey. (The slightly off-color military jokes write themselves — I just deleted one!)


15 posted on 06/15/2012 11:50:47 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
And it has gone downhill ever since. NBC has tried to turn it into an Entertainment channel with some weather between shows.

When they killed local weather and radar on *The 8's* for their attempted entertainment crap, that was it for me.

16 posted on 06/15/2012 11:55:36 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

She can order me around any day.


17 posted on 06/15/2012 11:57:45 AM PDT by twister881
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To: RoosterRedux

Ms Mitchell also likes leather and wears it well. Just sayin’.


18 posted on 06/15/2012 12:00:03 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: TexasCajun
Damn...

My captain never looked that good.

I'd take orders from her anyday!

19 posted on 06/15/2012 12:27:40 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: US Navy Vet

She certainly looks like a natural for Fox.

There are laws about terminating reservists and active duty military. There are specific procedures that must be followed.
I suspect she’ll win a settlement and then move on to her next career. Somebody is bound to hire her with that background.


20 posted on 06/15/2012 1:02:56 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdock are you listening???!!!


21 posted on 06/15/2012 1:08:13 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

It sounded to me as if O’Reilly was not so succinctly suggesting the Captain should apply for a weather babe job at Fox so he can personally check out her approaching “front” and her peaks, valley and troughs on her personal meteorological map, so to speak.

Actually, O’Reilly’s staff or the blowhard himself missed a major point in this. Cpt. Mitchell was, maybe still is, a meteorologist for the Air Force. A number of her missions were aboard the Hurricane Tracker aircraft based out of Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Ms. Many times, Cpt. Mitchell appeared on the Weather Channel while flying in or through hurricanes. Not only did the Weather Channel benefit from Cpt. Mitchell’s position in the Air Force, but they used her position and capitalized upon it by airing story segments on the AF’s hurricane hunting mission. Cpt. Mitchell was featured in these segments. The obvious inference being the Weather Channel had an “inside track” on weather information vital to viewers by virtue of Mitchell’s expertise and position. No doubt the Air Force benefitted as well from a PR point-of-view.

It was not until NBC bought TWC that Mitchell’s bosses began giving her trouble. O’Reilly made the point and Mitchell agreed with this, but what was not stated is the fact that TWC upper management was being filled with NBC entertainment folks. One only has to look at TWC’s current programming to see that weather is no longer the primary product except where hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding can be used to entertain while appearing to inform. TWC has radically cut real weather forecasting and reporting except when it absolutely must. In place of what used to be its primary focus are entertainment shows produced by Al Roker. TWC is being turned into a frivolous “Today” show.

Fortunately, I can call up the military weather radar near my home to see real-time weather in addition to TWC’s “Weather on the 8’s” if I’m near a TV.

I hope Cpt. Mitchell wins her case and takes NBC to the cleaners.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 1:50:15 PM PDT by miele man
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To: US Navy Vet

I’d boycott NBC if I had a TV.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 1:50:55 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (We are Scott Walker.)
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To: US Navy Vet

“Fox News needs to hire her QUICK!”

Yep!

She would fit right. She is good looking, smart and would be a great in house asset re news on the weather and the military.

The Fox could cancel their contract with the left wind Weather Channel.

She is probably a conservative and the left wing/pro global warming Weather Channel fired her for not buying into their Gorebal Warming BS.


24 posted on 06/15/2012 2:02:32 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: rightly_dividing

Boycotted NBC a long time ago.


25 posted on 06/15/2012 3:34:25 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: rarestia
I agree. I once dated a woman whose older sister was the top 40-MM grenade shot on Dyess AFB back in the days of SAC (96th Bomb Wing).

She was a hell of a rifle and pistol shot too. And very attractive (as was her sister) to boot. And speaking of boots, she could put one to a rowdy's backside, if need be. Those two were something else...sigh.

26 posted on 06/15/2012 4:38:57 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Hodar; US Navy Vet

how about: She didn’t meet the height and weight standards set by the tv station for female anchorettes. aka too small boobs


27 posted on 06/15/2012 4:41:42 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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