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Discrimination alleged in wrongful termination suit brought against Tampa News Force


An editor who was recently relieved of duties with Tampa News Force (TNF) is bringing a lawsuit against the organization, alleging they were terminated due to discriminatory practices.

“That is patently false,” said Gunther Feindselige-Umgebung, Vice President of Human Resource Operations. “This decision was made entirely due to substandard work performance, nothing more, nothing less. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the staff member in question being a snake person.”

The former employee in question is Susan Crawley and she is an actual snake woman.

“Oh, come on. I think we know the truth,” she said. “I mean, look at me. Now look at them. The prejudice is clear and evident.”

Crawley who graduated from the University of Snakes Studying at South Florida (USSSF) last spring with twin bachelor’s degrees, in Journalism and Creative Writing, only worked for TNF for two months before being informed that her services were no longer needed.

TNF provided a sample of Crawley’s work, with edits made to a piece submitted by another writer that was published this past May but had to be pulled and re-edited and published again later…

DeSssantis sssignsss legissslation to deal with flooding causssed by who-knowsss-what

On Wednesssday in Tarpon Ssspringsss, Florida Governor Ron DeSssantis sssigned two billsss intended to make Florida better prepared for future flooding and sssea level rise.

”There’sss no question that Florida is at ssserious risssk from flooding and other detrimental effectsss causssed by sssevere weather,” he sssaid. “The only real quessstion is why occurrencesss of extreme atmossspheric conditionsss ssseem to be increasssingly frequent and more dessstructive, and the anssswer to that isss nobody can possssssibly know. Ssso, here’s sssome money.”

When sssomeone sssuggested that ssstate leadersss are choosssing to focusss on expensssive consssequencesss of climate change rather than acting on causesss and that more effective, long-term sssolutions could resssult if the ssstate took more proactive measssuresss like ssstrictly regulating fossssssil fuel emissions that contribute to global warming, he replied, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! We’re not talking about any crazy, unprovable, half-baked conssspiracy theory nonsssenssse being advanced by people who haven’t done any actual resssearch into the matter, choosssing inssstead to blindly accept without question whatever they’re told basssed on persssonal ideologiesss here. No, the fact of the matter isss it’sss becaussse of God or sssomething probably.”

Tampa News Force, May 21, 2021

“Oh yeah, the sss thing. Okay, I can sssee how that could be problematic if mossst of your readersss aren’t at leassst part-sssnake,” said Crawley, upon reviewing her own work. “I thought they fired me becaussse I’m a woman. Well, never mind then, I guessssss.”

Clark Brooks

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  1. Avatar John Osmond on October 27, 2021 at 8:45 am

    I heard that someone groped her cloaca.