Tuesday, January 11, 2011

O'Reilly's Last Laugh

An employment tribunal found that when the BBC fired a female "Countryfile" presenter (one of four women fired) because of her age, but retained a similarly aged male, their actions were not sexist.  The seem to feel that either agism is a trump bigotry, or that agism only applies to women? 

In any case, they were found to be ageist. The show moved to prime time and executives clearly decided that age does not go before beauty when they dumped Miriam O'Reilly (53) a 25-year BBC veteran. That decision will cost them something in the range of tens of thousands of dollars.

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