Fox News pushes again towards reporter’s go well with claiming he was fired for difficult Jan. 6 protection

WASHINGTON — Fox News pushed again Friday towards a former reporter’s lawsuit saying he was focused and fired for difficult false claims in regards to the riot on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

The community argued that Jason Donner had not proven he confronted unlawful discrimination. The nation’s capital bans discrimination primarily based on political celebration membership or endorsement, however Donner hasn’t proven he joined a political celebration, nor that his bosses knew and fired him for it, Fox attorneys mentioned.

“That law does not protect employees of news media organizations based on their differences of opinion over reporting and commentary on matters of public concern,” Fox attorneys wrote.

Donner mentioned in his lawsuit he was a longtime Republican who affiliated with Democrats extra not too long ago.

The community additionally questioned whether or not he had correctly knowledgeable managers when taking sick time after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, and whether or not he filed the lawsuit throughout the time allowed by the regulation.

Donner’s lawsuit mentioned he was fired in 2022 as a part of a “purge” of staff who refused to solely report info that will “appease” former President Donald Trump and his supporters. He had been contained in the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and referred to as to scream on the management room when he discovered Fox News was referred to the rioters as peaceable, he wrote in his go well with.