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Amid a week of infighting, The Washington Post has fired political reporter Felicia Sonmez who accused the paper in a series of tweets Tuesday morning of overlooking complaints about a male colleague’s “sexist” social media posts.
Somnez, who put colleague David Weigel on blast after he retweeted a joke that was perceived to be at the expense of women, received a termination letter following the highly public feud Thursday morning that was obtained by The New York Times.
The termination letter stated that Somnez was let go from the paper over “misconduct that includes insubordination, maligning your co-workers online and violating The Post‘s standards on workplace collegiality and inclusivity.”
“We cannot allow you to continue to work as a journalist representing The Washington Post,” the letter said.
The Washington Post Guild released a statement Thursday which stated that they will not publicly comment on “individual personnel issues.”
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