Allen West fired, err, “leaves job” after anti-Semitic comment to staffer

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Former U.S. Rep. Allen West, known for his outspoken style during his two years representing Broward and Palm Beach counties, is leaving one of his jobs.

The website BuzzFeed reports he is leaving his job at PJ Media “after an altercation with a female staffer in which he allegedly called her a ‘Jewish American princess.’”

Late Thursday afternoon PJ Media said in a statement that “West will transition from his full-time role as director of programming for Next Generation TV to the role of a part-time contributor to PJMedia.com.”

From BuzzFeed:

“In order to focus on political interests, Allen West will transition from his full-time role as director of programming for Next Generation.TV to a twice-a-month contributor of written commentary on PJMedia.com, effective October 1, 2013,” PJ Media financier Aubrey Chernick wrote to staff in an email from September 16. “I wanted our staff and consultants to have this information first. However, PJ Media is not announcing this publicly for several weeks, so please do not share this news with anyone outside of the company until you see our public announcement.”

Via Anthony Man of the Sun-Sentinel.

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