Monday, March 19, 2012

Weatherperson Sues for Sex Discrimination

An experienced TV weatherman has sued CBS broadcasting for sex and age discrimination claiming his job applications were ignored purely because he isn't a 20-somthing and female. Hunter, who has been a weatherman for Fox5 in San Diego, sued the broadcasting giant in Los Angeles last week.

However CBS claims Kyle Hunter's complaint is frivolous and based on gross misstatements of fact and say they will vigorously defend themselves in court. Hunter argues that his gender and age kept him from getting on-air weather jobs at CBS stations KCBS and KCAL despite his meteorology degree and years of experience. According to the lawsuit, Hunter, who is over the age of 40, is seeking 'unspecified' damages.

He alleges that the CBS stations favour young, attractive women to induce more men to watch their prime-time newscasts.

His lawyer Gloria Allred, who has represented the Family of OJ Simpson's murdered wife, Tiger Woods and Hermann Cain, says it is one of the first times a man has tried to claim unfair discrimination under California employment law on the basis of gender.
Seriously, how much meteorological knowledge does it take to read a NOAA weather forecast on TV?

TV stations biased in favor of good looking people who attract people to their audience? I'm shocked, shocked.

Which reminds me, when are we going to get a hot weather girl in the DC area to replace either Topper SchuttDoug Hill or Bob Ryan?

Now the Mexicans, they have weather girls...

Wombat-Socho checks in on Sunday night with Rule 5 Sunday: Bad.  The Classical Liberal links this in his enormous Rule 5 list 3's and 7's & Rule 5. Thanks for all the links!

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