Saturday, November 19, 2016
TV Reporter Fired for Celebrating Trump's Victory
Scarlett Fakhar was a reporter on KRIV-TV — a Fox affiliate in Houston, Texas — until a post she made celebrating the election of Donald Trump on her personal Facebook page, which was set to private, was made public.
In the post, Fakhar expressed glee at Trump’s victory, writing, “Since everyone is talking about how they woke up this morning…ill (sic) just go ahead and say I could barely sleep from how happy and relieved I was.”
After saying she’d “prayed about this for a long time,” Fakhar lamented how the country “has become more violent and racist under the Obama administration.”
Continuing, Fakhar wrote:
Want to talk about going downhill? Look what Obama has done… How is made the entire country hate one another. Were you happy with how many people were killing each other in our own country? I work in news . . . And now you have groups murdering police officers both black and white. How did this happen under the Obama administration? You guys want another administration like that?
She ended her post with, “God is so good. And He had a hand in this election.”
She announced her firing on her public Facebook page.
When news of her dismissal was made public, the Houston Chronicle characterized Fakhar’s original comments as incendiary, saying she was “extolling U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and chastising President Barack Obama and African-Americans.”
Derek Hunter, Daily Caller, November 17, 2016