July 1, 2014

Former Howard Stern Intern Sues Sirius XM Over Unpaid Internships

By Dave Jamieson A former intern for The Howard Stern Show has sued the radio personality’s broadcaster, Sirius XM Radio, claiming that the company’s unpaid internship program violates labor law. In a complaint filed in federal court last week, Melissa Tierney says she interned at Stern’s show for five months in 2011, spending between 24 to 36 hours per week running errands, reviewing news clips and fetching food for on-air personalities and guests. She said […]
August 3, 2010

Shirley Sherrod, ex-USDA worker: White House forced me to resign over fabricated racial controversy

On July 19, 2010, Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign from her position as Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture after conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart posted on his website excerpts of a video of Sherrod’s address at a NAACP event in March, 2010.  Breitbart alleged NAACP members condoned racism, despite publicly opposing it.  In the video excerpts, Sherrod, an African-American woman, described her actions while employed at a […]