Friday, July 28, 2017

Governor's Aide Fired on First Day for Tweets

The following is a re-post of an article by Julie Tappendorf from The Municipal Minute, an Ancel Glink local government blog that she edits...

In another installment of "be careful what you tweet," an aide for the Illinois governor was fired on his first day on the job, reportedly for inappropriate tweets.  News reports identify some of the former aide's tweets as being racist and homophobic, including the following:
  • "To the Indian people in the library: SHUT THE F--- UP!"
  • "I bet you liked that #fag"
  • "Maybe body slamming reporters is the winning formula for republicans in IL?"

It's important to point out that many of these tweets were posted years ago, so employees should take notice that what's in the past doesn't always stay in the past.  The Internet doesn't forget.