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Former Comcast Anchor Loses Lawsuit

Nolan081610.jpgRemember Barry Nolan? He is the former anchor for Comcast-owned CN8 in Massachusetts. After protesting an award that was being given to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, Nolan was fired.

He went on to sue Comcast, and cited evidence that suggested that O’Reilly or Fox News may have pressured Comcast into letting him go.

Today the Boston Herald reports that Nolan has lost his lawsuit against his former employer.

In a written decision yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel said Nolan’s agreement with Comcast allowed the company to fire him “without notice, for any reason, or no reason at all.”

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CJR: Bill O’Reilly May Have Cost Local News Anchor His Job

Nolan081610.jpgThe Columbia Journalism Review has an interesting article on Barry Nolan, a former anchor on CN8 in Massachusetts. CN8 is a regional cable news channel owned by Comcast.

In 2008, Nolan protested a decision by the Boston/New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to present Fox News Channel anchor Bill O’Reilly with the organization’s Governors Award.

Nolan protested by handing out fliers and dressing down at the traditionally black-tie dinner, leaving as O’Reilly went up to accept his ward.

Just a few days later, he was fired.

CJR‘s Terry Ann Knopf digs into the court filings, and comes up with documents that seem to indicate that O’Reilly pressured Comcast into firing Nolan.

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