Voice of America Reporter Suspended For Racist Posts Still Getting Taxpayer Money 6 Months Later

Josh Fatzick was put on investigative leave six months ago after Mediaite report revealed him to be an alt-right Reddit troll who posted racist, sexist, and homophobic posts while at work, but his government employer has yet to conclude their internal research into the troll’s behavior. “Mr Fatzick remains on investigative leave and will do so until the investigation has concluded,” said Voice of America spokesperson Bridget Serchak to Mediaite. “We have no additional information to provide on this matter.” Serchak went on to clarify that Fatzick — who works at a state media outlet that is granted $218 million annually in US government funding — is still receiving “full pay and benefits” from Voice of America, which means American taxpayers have been paying for an alt-right troll to do nothing for half-a-year while the outlet supposedly carries out an investigation. As for the content of his posts, Continue reading "Voice of America Reporter Suspended For Racist Posts Still Getting Taxpayer Money 6 Months Later"

Voice of America Reporter Behind Racist, Alt-Right Reddit Account Put on Administrative Leave

Joshua Fatzick, an alt-right Voice of America reporter, has officially been placed on administrative leave after his racist, sexist, and bigoted Reddit posts were exposed by this reporter. In an emailed statement, director of Voice of America Amanda Bennett said the taxpayer-funded news agency has “zero tolerance” for this kind of behavior, both in personal and public life. “Voice of America has zero tolerance for public or personal racist, sexist, or politically biased social media communications. Our policies make it very clear that such behavior is prohibited. We are investigating these reports as quickly as possible and will respond accordingly,” said Bennett. “In the meantime, the individual in question has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation,” she added. The reason why Fatzick’s odious “shitposting” — overt racism and otherwise offensive content aside — is so nefarious is because he was doing it during work hours, which, Continue reading "Voice of America Reporter Behind Racist, Alt-Right Reddit Account Put on Administrative Leave"

Voice of America Reporter Behind Racist, Alt-Right Reddit Account Put on Administrative Leave

Joshua Fatzick, an alt-right Voice of America reporter, has officially been placed on administrative leave after his racist, sexist, and bigoted Reddit posts were exposed by this reporter. In an emailed statement, director of Voice of America Amanda Bennett said the taxpayer-funded news agency has “zero tolerance” for this kind of behavior, both in personal and public life. “Voice of America has zero tolerance for public or personal racist, sexist, or politically biased social media communications. Our policies make it very clear that such behavior is prohibited. We are investigating these reports as quickly as possible and will respond accordingly,” said Bennett. “In the meantime, the individual in question has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation,” she added. The reason why Fatzick’s odious “shitposting” — overt racism and otherwise offensive content aside — is so nefarious is because he was doing it during work hours, which, Continue reading "Voice of America Reporter Behind Racist, Alt-Right Reddit Account Put on Administrative Leave"

EXCLUSIVE: Voice of America Reporter Posts Racist Reddit Memes While Receiving Taxpayer Money

While posting on his Reddit account UncleSam4200, Voice of America reporter Josh Fatzick bragged on the infamous pro-Trump subreddit r/TheDonald that he worked in Washington media — but half-jokingly added, “If I were to ever be publicly connected to this account, it probably would not be good for my career.” The reason why Fatzick didn’t want to be publicly outed as UncleSam4200 is because he frequently posts racist, sexist, and anti-LGBTQ screeds — in which he uses the N-word, jokes about sexual assault, refers to black people as “apes” and “gorillas,” and uses terms like “fag,” “faggot,” and “tranny” to insult those he disagrees with. But — despite the highly inflammatory nature of his posts — Fatzick didn’t think he would ever be held accountable for the worst of his words, nor did he think his government employers would ever find out, as he has been hiding behind
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