My Mideast Punchlines: sue, grabbit and run….

Following the filing of a lawsuit by a former employee today, Al Jazeera America’s executive vice president of human resources Diana Lee and the executive vice president of communications, Dawn Bridges, have both resigned.

The resignations came not long after attorneys for fired employee Matthew Luke filed a $15,000,000 lawsuit against Al Jazeera America and Osman Mahmud, a senior vice president at the network. As TVNewser first reported, Luke claimed Mahmud created a hostile work environment and was prone to “making discriminatory, anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks such as ‘whoever supports Israel should die a fiery death in hell.’”

Small FistWhatever moves, sue it. Don’t you just love the American legal system? All those Arab terror organisations with fat bank accounts in the US, and now Al Jazeera, being put under the cosh. American lawyers may be predatory, but no one can say they aren’t fearless. Can’t imagine this happening in the genteel UK, where it would be a case of ‘after you, sir; no, after you‘.

 

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