Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Business Comm Job Open at FSU.

FSU Lecturer Loses Job Over Rant Against "Filthy Rodent Muslims"

A senior business communications instructor at Florida State University left her job but refused to apologize last week after blaming "filthy rodent Muslims" for ruining France and telling a prominent gay hairstylist on Facebook to "Take your Northern fagoot [sic] elitism and shove it up your ass."

Deborah O'Connor knew she'd made a big mistake—a public mistake—which was probably why, just before resigning, she asked her boss over email: "Is there any chance the story can be suppressed to minimize further injury to my reputation? I think I have paid the price for my ill chosen words. Thanks and Go Noles."


  1. I'm Gloria...

    We are always shocked at the social media disgracefulness of our students. When it's one of us I just shrink. With this and the Harvard Chinese food guy I am just embarrassed, once again, to work in this profession.

    Of course it's mostly a pleasure, and I love the positive stories that appear here. But I have colleagues I'd never let teach my own children.

  2. "Go Noles," as if that would save your job.

  3. She could always work at one of those private Krazee Kristian Kolleges like Pensacola Christian College (even though they mostly hire their own grad students), or Bob Jones University, or Hyles-Anderson College. Annapolis (Canoe U) might be a good choice.

    1. ....Because you know you've just struck gold when the ranting bigot can't spell "faggot" to save her life.

  4. This was quite frankly comedy gold. It never ceases to amaze me when "communications" professionals (professors or people employed in a comm director role) publicly put horrible (tone-deaf, racist, homophobic, or just plain stupid) stuff out there for the world to see, and think it's not going to come back to bite them in the ass in any way.

    This woman's email to the president was priceless--I can imagine the answer was "No--and Go Fuck Yourself."