A Key West man posted racist slurs on Facebook. His workplace paid a price

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A Key West boat captain’s racist Facebook rant has cost the parasailing company he helps run its business location.

“I should call them what they are, [a racial slur in all capital letters],” Larry Bistricky wrote in a Facebook comment last week, replying to a Key West woman who had challenged a previous comment he made about people begging for money in the streets.

In another comment thread, Bistricky wrote, “The only thing a black person in this county has perfected is collecting that welfare check.”

Bistricky works for Parawest Parasailing, which was kicked out of a spot at the coveted A & B Marina at the Key West Historic Seaport on Thursday.

The slip that once belonged to Parawest Parasailng was empty on July 17, 2020, two days after a boat captain who works for the company posted comments on Facebook disparaging Black people. The marina terminated the company’s lease the next day.
The slip that once belonged to Parawest Parasailng was empty on July 17, 2020, two days after a boat captain who works for the company posted comments on Facebook disparaging Black people. The marina terminated the company’s
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Is it racist if I don’t want to date outside my own race?

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"But Damona, isn't it my choice who I date?" <span class="copyright">(Ross May / Los Angeles Times; Getty Images)</span>
“But Damona, isn’t it my choice who I date?” (Ross May / Los Angeles Times; Getty Images)

L.A. love coach Damona Hoffman tackles dating and relationship questions on her weekly podcast, “Dates & Mates.” She said she receives many topical, thought-provoking relationship questions, but none has ever struck a chord with listeners like this one:

Dear Damona: Am I racist if I don’t want to date outside my race?

While being #woke is currently trending on Twitter as I write this, for the last 15 years I’ve contemplated the relationship between race and romance and coached my clients to be “race-open” when they date, because it expands our view of the world and increases your odds of meeting someone special. This practice has been met with many objections along the way.

The first objection I hear when I suggest this: “But Damona, isn’t it my choice who I

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Tucker Carlson criticizes racist comments of show writer but offers no apology

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Tucker Carlson at Fox News studios in Manhattan on Oct. 1, 2018. <span class="copyright">(Jennifer S. Altman / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Tucker Carlson at Fox News studios in Manhattan on Oct. 1, 2018. (Jennifer S. Altman / Los Angeles Times)

Fox News host Tucker Carlson distanced himself and his program from the incendiary hate speech posted online by a former writer who worked on his top-rated program.

But critics who expected an apology from the conservative cable provocateur for the out-of-office behavior of Blake Neff, who worked on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” since January 2017, did not get one. He even delivered a parting shot at them.

“What Blake wrote anonymously was wrong,” Carlson said Monday on his program, reading from a statement. “We don’t endorse those words, they have no connection to the show. It is wrong to attack people for qualities they cannot control. In this country we judge people for what they do, not for how they were born. We often say that because we mean it. We’ll continue

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Tucker Carlson Announces ‘Vacation’ After Top Writer’s Racist, Sexist Posts Revealed

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson addressed the resignation of Blake Neff, a writer for Carlson’s show who quit soon after a CNN report revealed racist and sexist comments he had posted online.

Carlson admitted to the viewers of his show on Monday night that “what Blake wrote anonymously was wrong.”

“We don’t endorse those words,” Carlson said. “They have no connection to the show. It is wrong to attack people for qualities they cannot control.”

At the end of his show, the Fox News host announced that he would be going on a previously planned trout-fishing vacation for the next few days. 

According to a report from CNN Business, Neff had been posting messages under a pseudonym on the AutoAdmit message board.

His posts included racial slurs and rants against Black people, as well as continuous posts sent over five years about a woman he mocked and insulted, CNN Business reported.

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Tucker Carlson Writer Resigns From Fox News After Racist Posts Were Exposed Online

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A top writer for Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson resigned from the network after he was exposed for posting bigoted comments online.

According to CNN Business, writer Blake Neff had spent years secretly writing racist, sexist, and homophobic remarks on AutoAdmit, an unmoderated online forum widely refer to as the “4Chan for law students and lawyers.” The outlet reports Neff was posting on the forum as recently as this week under the pseudonym CharlesXII. One of his latest comments was posted on a thread dating back to 2018 with the subject line: “Would u let a JET BLACK congo n***** do lasik eye surgery on u for 50 percent off?”

Neff reportedly responded, “I wouldn’t get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no.”

CNN also pointed to a June 5 post by CharlesXII, who wrote, “Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest

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Top Tucker Carlson writer at Fox News resigns after alleged racist, sexist online remarks

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A top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has resigned after reports surfaced that he had posted racist and sexist comments in an online forum known to be a hotbed for offensive and bigoted remarks, Fox News executives confirmed in a memo Saturday.

CNN Business first reported Friday that Blake Neff was a frequent poster on AutoAdmit, also known as XOXOhth. Racist and sexist comments are rampant in the relatively unmoderated message board meant for lawyers and law school students. CNN Business found that Neff used a pseudonym to post bigoted remarks on the platform while he worked at Fox News. Neff worked at the company for about four years.

NBC News attempted to contact Neff by phone and email Saturday, but he could not be reached.

Neff wrote posts such as “Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s top writer resigned. A CNN Business report alleges he used racist, sexist language on an online forum under a pseudonym.

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Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York, Thursday, March 2, 2107.
Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York, Thursday, March 2, 2107.

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  • Blake Neff, the top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has resigned, a network spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.

  • His resignation came in tandem with a shocking report from CNN Business, which highlighted the alleged racist and sexist posts made on the online forum AutoAdmit by a user CNN Business says is Neff.

  • The alleged comments ranged from deriding the Black Lives Matter movement and mocking women he was connected with on social media and calling them “shrews.”

  • The Fox News spokesperson did not elaborate on the circumstances behind his departure nor did they comment on the CNN Business report.

  • Blake Neff has worked for Fox News for nearly four years and joined Carlson’s show shortly after its inception in November 2016, according to

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Fox host’s writer quits after racist and sexist online comments revealed

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<span>Photograph: Richard Drew/AP</span>
Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

One of Fox host Tucker Carlson’s top writers has resigned after a CNN investigation found he was posting racist and sexist comments online under a pseudonym.

Under the name “CharlesXII”, Blake Neff regularly posted offensive language on an online forum called AutoAdmit.

In June, for example, Neff wrote, “Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down.” Neff also harassed a woman on the forum, revealing facts about her personal life and encouraging other users to post private information about her.

In an internal memo sent to staff, Fox News confirmed Neff is no longer with the broadcaster. “We want to make abundantly clear that Fox News Media strongly condemns this horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior,” read the memo. “Neff’s abhorrent conduct on this forum was never divulged to the show or the network until Friday, at

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