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    A former employee of a Fox News station in Austin, Texas, shot and killed himself Monday outside of the News Corporation building, the midtown headquarters of Rupert Murdoch-owned media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, New York Post and Fox News.

    The man, identified as Phillip Perea, was handing out fliers, saying his former employer had “ended my career” and that the news channel had ruined his life, a police official told the Wall Street Journal. The 41-year-old had previously worked at a Fox News affiliate in Austin, Texas. The Journal, also owned by News Corp., is in the same building.

    Perea was a promotion producer at Fox affiliate KTBC.

    FOX Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy addressed the shooting Monday in a memo to staff that was provided to The Huffington Post.

    "This morning, a former employee at FOX 7-KTBC (Austin) committed suicide outside FOX Television Stations' (FTS) headquarters in New York City," Abernethy wrote. "He was employed at our Austin television station for ten months and has not been with the station or FTS since June 2014. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy."



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    His final video uploaded hours ago.


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    very sad when someone chooses to end their own life

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    too bad.

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    I listened to those tapes and I can't find anything in there that points to anything but paranoia, delusions of persecution and conspiracy theories.

    sadly it sounds like the boss was trying to get him out of the building before it turned into a workplace shooting situation. He said other employees feared the guy and his aggressiveness. I can't imagine working with someone like that in the cubicle next to you.

    he only worked there 10 months, and yet the guy says they ruined his career? one termination over a 10 month employment? that's taking things too hard.


    once again, our nations mental health services are lacking terribly and the work place is no place to deal with these kinds of personality disorders.

    so sad for this young man and his family

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    Suicide is always very tragic.

    I'm glad to see that this hasn't turned into an anti Fox thread.

    I believe that may have been the intent of the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    Suicide is always very tragic.

    I'm glad to see that this hasn't turned into an anti Fox thread.

    I believe that may have been the intent of the OP.
    No - I didn't post this to show that Fox News drove an employee to kill himself. I would have posted the same thing if it was a former Real Time With Bill Maher employee that killed himself outside of the HBO offices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Sauce View Post
    No - I didn't post this to show that Fox News drove an employee to kill himself. I would have posted the same thing if it was a former Real Time With Bill Maher employee that killed himself outside of the HBO offices.
    I want that to be true.
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    I want that to be true.
    And it is. This is a fucked up news story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Sauce View Post
    No - I didn't post this to show that Fox News drove an employee to kill himself. I would have posted the same thing if it was a former Real Time With Bill Maher employee that killed himself outside of the HBO offices.
    Nobody believes that.

    People take their lives everyday, interesting you picked this story to share.
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    Very tragic news. I have had two suicides close to me, and no matter what the circumstances, it is always tragic.

    That said, linking this to Fox News is completely disingenuous. Actually, it's just flat-out wrong. A little research does wonders.

    The guy worked for Fox 7-KTBC, a Fox affiliate in Austin, TX. That station is owned by Fox Television Stations, Inc. Fox Television Stations, Inc., is owned by Fox Broadcasting Company. Fox Broadcasting Company is owned by Fox Entertainment Group. Fox Entertainment Group also owns Fox News. That's barely enough degrees of separation to play the Kevin Bacon game.

    It would literally have been just as accurate for Hot Sauce's headline to be, "Former National Geographic Channel Employee Kills Himself Outside Of News Corp," because Fox 7 Austin is owned by Fox TV Stations, Inc., which is owned by Fox Broadcasting Company, which is owned by Fox Entertainment Group, which owns both Fox News and National Geographic Channel.

    This is why I tell people that Fox News isn't as bad as you'd think if you just read headlines and a first paragraph. You can find so many things where connections to Fox News are made up or it was something that a guest on Fox Business (not Fox News) said, not a host, and it is attributed to Fox News. If you counted everything CNN and MSNBC did wrong and then made up a few, they'd look pretty bad too.

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    The only thing is thankfully he didn't take other lives while taking his own, because it sounds like he was heading down that road.

    Obviously a sad situation as are all suicides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Nobody believes that.

    People take their lives everyday, interesting you picked this story to share.
    I don't give a fuck what people believe here. It shouldn't be interesting at all, since people don't kill themselves outside of the headquarters of the company they worked out every day.

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    It has happened. Not everyday no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    Very tragic news. I have had two suicides close to me, and no matter what the circumstances, it is always tragic.

    That said, linking this to Fox News is completely disingenuous. Actually, it's just flat-out wrong. A little research does wonders.

    The guy worked for Fox 7-KTBC, a Fox affiliate in Austin, TX. That station is owned by Fox Television Stations, Inc. Fox Television Stations, Inc., is owned by Fox Broadcasting Company. Fox Broadcasting Company is owned by Fox Entertainment Group. Fox Entertainment Group also owns Fox News. That's barely enough degrees of separation to play the Kevin Bacon game.

    It would literally have been just as accurate for Hot Sauce's headline to be, "Former National Geographic Channel Employee Kills Himself Outside Of News Corp," because Fox 7 Austin is owned by Fox TV Stations, Inc., which is owned by Fox Broadcasting Company, which is owned by Fox Entertainment Group, which owns both Fox News and National Geographic Channel.

    This is why I tell people that Fox News isn't as bad as you'd think if you just read headlines and a first paragraph. You can find so many things where connections to Fox News are made up or it was something that a guest on Fox Business (not Fox News) said, not a host, and it is attributed to Fox News. If you counted everything CNN and MSNBC did wrong and then made up a few, they'd look pretty bad too.
    His own videos and his comments state Fox News ruined my life.

 

 

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