CBS46 photojournalist fired over racist rants about Black Lives Matter on Facebook

 

Charles Beau Menefee

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Tuesday, July 12, 2016

FTVLive earlier today posted three Facebook rants by an Emmy-winning CBS46 photojournalist Charles Beau Menefee in which he insulted the Black Lives Matter movement, calling them “unevolved, uncivilized turds” and wondering if the protesters could be boxed in and bombed.

In fact, he wished death upon members of the group at least twice.

Mark Pimental, general manager at CBS46, said Menefee has been fired, sending me a note informing the staff of his departure with his employee photo included.

Charles Menefee

I redacted the obvious curse word...

I redacted the obvious curse word…

Menefee had previously worked at 11Alive (WXIA-TV). He was nominated for a 2015 Emmy for Ferguson coverage in the category of “General Assignment Report Within 24 Hours” with Matthew Pearl but did not win. (One employee at 11Alive told me the station beefed up security today after the station heard he had lost his job at WGCL-TV. Interpret that as you will.)

In 2012, when Menefee worked at the CBS affiliate WTVR-TV in Richmond, VA, he won an Emmy for best investigative report with Catie Beck.

Third Charles Beau

This is unlikely to help his career, but he had a reel of his work on YouTube from 2013, which was taken down soon after I posted it:

 

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161 comments
Lynn Sharpe
Lynn Sharpe

They have to save face so they can keep the mess stirred up ! Why do they do this?

Nicholas B Reese
Nicholas B Reese

When will this group be classified as a domestic terrorist organization?

Brenda Hall
Brenda Hall

He was right. They are KILLING people and bragging about it! THEY should be the ones banned from FB.

Al Effendi
Al Effendi

People painting BLM as a hate group is a particularly disgusting and cowardly kind of racism.

Cejay Vandergriff
Cejay Vandergriff

Don't need to, those clowns will soon disappear with the rest of the liberal radical groups!

Robert Bailey
Robert Bailey

I guess u can say that about the KKK as well. Right?

Donna Greene
Donna Greene

All this hatred. I don't care what color you are, if you have hate and not love for your fellow man, as God instructed us to do, you will stand before God one day and you will be held accountable. I don't hate white people for being in bondage for 400 years or so. Our black ancestors broke the covenant with God and that's why we are in bondage. Stop blaming the white man for something God ordained. Until we start keeping God's commandments and statutes we will never be free. He brought us out of Egypt once and we turned our back on him. It's time for ALL people to turn back to God and News Flash ... until that is done .... we all live in bondage. If you are full of hate or killing anyone, regardless of their color, you will be held accountable. The wrath of God will do more than me marching and holding a sign. Best believe all will pay for this hatred and deceit, they are only hurting themselves at the end of the day.

Marilyn Smith
Marilyn Smith

Which brought on the death of his career. Ha! Ha!

Peter Guertin
Peter Guertin

This just in! Having an opinion contrary to your employers is now punishable by firing, in the name of tolerance.

Tisha Glynn
Tisha Glynn

He was in a position of power and is held to a higher standard. His comments were reckless and irresponsible that is the bottom line! So go ahead and jump on the racists bandwagon depending on your position you all will be in the same boat, that way you can share your opinions to each other while standing in the unemployment line\U0001f44f\U0001f3fd

Lynn Sharpe
Lynn Sharpe

I will speak my mind, if it's ok for everyone else don't tell me I'm not suppose to not be effected , and react ! What do you expect ? Why does it always go back to being racist ? People are scared to offend . It don't have to be like this, unless you make it. That is what keeps all the hate alive . I don't know about you , but I worry about the children of this world and how we are setting them up to not know the love for each other. This isn't the way it has to be! God bless you .

Chad Bait
Chad Bait

I think this group has mentioned they wish death on all white officers and white people.I think people are getting tired of there nonsense and the death of five of our officer's and how they disrespect them at these protest.

Terrie Cruz
Terrie Cruz

Make room for muslims...they need jobs!

Artemis Strimenos Tjahjono
Artemis Strimenos Tjahjono

All of people on here defending this guy's comment. Let me guess, you are also the type of person to yell all lives matter........except if you are protesting in the street. Or you are a Syrian refugee. Or you are homeless. Or poor. I could go on. The point: all lives don't matter so stop pretending like they do and silencing the voices of people speaking up for themselves.

Jeannie Casey
Jeannie Casey

He should be charged with making terroristic threats! The BLM members who yell out death to pigs, and death to whites should also be charged.

Tracy Herrera Lee
Tracy Herrera Lee

Shout "We want dead cops" and you get invited to Obama's White House. But when you work for Liberal Democrats they have no tolerance for anything even though they demand it from everybody.

Joey Henry
Joey Henry

So many people on here saying they would run them over and yet they wonder how a monster could run those people over in France. News flash: if you are against someone's right to protest and want to run them over then you are a monster and unAmerican.

Joey Henry
Joey Henry

I'm talking about the protestors in the Civil rights Era in my last comment

Joey Henry
Joey Henry

So you're saying that the Civil rights protestors got what they deserved?

Brent VanWie
Brent VanWie

Protest protest all you want but I also have the right to be unimpeded by your protests just as an ambulance or fire truck that is prevented from saving someones life by these protests your rights are yours to exercise as long as they don't violate the rights of others

Joey Henry
Joey Henry

Where do you have the right to not be unimpeded. What do you think of the Civil Rights movement in the 60s when they closed down highways and sat in businesses?

Brent VanWie
Brent VanWie

Those protests were planned and approved by the police that's how mlkjr did things these idiots should learn a thing or two from him the police closed those roads and left detours unimpeded and where do I have the right to be unimpeded just as you have the right to protest I have a right to move about freely unimpeded by protesters law enforcement or anyone else when exercising your rights your rights end when you violate others rights

Brent VanWie
Brent VanWie

You do what you want I have a 4x4 and big bumper I'll get where I need to go

Joey Henry
Joey Henry

Lol approved by the police? I didn't know getting dogs sicked on you, water hoses drenching you, and police beating you and throwing you in prison was approval.

Brent VanWie
Brent VanWie

And those protesters got the consequences of their actions which is exactly the risk you run today if you're ok with that then do as you please just don't cry when someone takes action

Mary Owens Ridgeway
Mary Owens Ridgeway

I am so sick of hearing about BLM. The media is just feeding into their bs and keeping it stirred up. Take the media out of it and they would all go home. They are fueled by what the media reports.

Clay Hamrick
Clay Hamrick

Liberal logic at its best. Everything they do is acceptable unless you do the same thing

Mickey Hair
Mickey Hair

Dona Elaine Hubbs, you are indeed the Devil's advocate" you're so full of denial & hate. To be honest" Caucasian's as we all knows, are the natrual born killers. You, & i both know it to be true. It's inhered in your soul. You probably will have a massive heart attack because of your guilt & hate

Brent VanWie
Brent VanWie

Whites are natural born killers really then explain to me why most African countries are in civil war killing each other and just can't stop while European nations are pretty much civilized and peaceful I'm not even going to mention Chicago or the rest of this country just look at this on a worldwide level

Mickey Hair
Mickey Hair

The thing is this....none of us are really good as we pretend to be, but i can say this"most blacks do harm to each other for a reason. as for most Caucasian's they don't need a reason, they just go into school's & kill everyone they see** movie theater's** hell" one of y'all favorite kills is wipeing out your whole families. Not to mention the slaughtering of animals for your trophy case. You're just natural born killer's** Demonic\U0001f608\U0001f608\U0001f608

Melody Dareing
Melody Dareing

And he should be. I never made my opinion of anything known outside the newsroom when I was a working journalist. Inside, there was debate. But, never statements like this.

David Ludlow
David Ludlow

The MF who fired him needs to fired because they thinking the sam dam thing

Bwh Abh
Bwh Abh

All these hateful racist comments from BOTH sides...each blaming the other instead of owning it.Nobody can MAKE you say or think or behave in any way that is not already in your heart.No one takes responsibility for their words they just blame others....Stop...We all will be held accountable for every word we speak..All that you do,do it for the Glory of God...The events around the world and in this country are happening for a reason...either as part of God's plan or Satan's..people are choosing sides in droves..The governments and all Medias are just pawns or the tools being used to spread the cancer of hate,and so many willingly take the bait...Narrow is the gate that leads to salvation and few find it,but broad is the way that leads to destruction and Many CHOOSE it...stop blaming each other..you are choosing it freely.....Not one person chose their race..God did..He makes no mistakes..and loves us all...so if any of us has and issue with someones color...you actually have a problem that goes much deeper than skin..It's Spiritual..that's deep..and that's and issue only the Lord can fix....All are a heart beat away from answering to the Lord...the blame game won't work at that time....

Walter Reinhardt
Walter Reinhardt

But it is okay for these idiots to chant kill all white cops, double standard much

M.d. Johnson
M.d. Johnson

Waiting on him to say, "I'm not a racist, I have that one Black friend" in 5, 4, 3, 2........

Paul Burks
Paul Burks

I've seem worse referring to cops and white folks without repercussions so...

Jovaun J Hicks
Jovaun J Hicks

Welp..... I always wondered about the local media now I have my answer

Robbie Vaughnn
Robbie Vaughnn

Double standards... the lower IQ people are allowed to get away with what a old white lady would be thrown in jail for..

Michael Hughes
Michael Hughes

This man is sick. His answer is to kill innocent people. It's not just black people out there, white people are marching also. BLM is taking a stand asking for change that will helps us all. I can't believe one post stood up for this guy. You actually want to agree with this fool WOW. Where is all this hate coming from and so much? Bet she has no problem with the KKK or skin heads some real haters