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WashPost Drops Keillor for Not Revealing Harassment Allegations

WashPost Drops Keillor for Not Revealing Harassment Allegations
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By    |   Thursday, 30 November 2017 03:57 PM

The Washington Post has dropped Garrison Keillor, the author and former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," from his regular syndicated column, according to a statement from the Post's editorial page director provided to USA Today.

"Readers are entitled to a basic level of transparency from the columnists they read in The Washington Post. Garrison Keillor failed to meet that standard this week," said Fred Hiatt, the Post editorial page director, referring to a column Keillor wrote that said Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., should not retire over allegations against him.

"Knowing he was under investigation for his workplace behavior, he should not have written a column on that subject, or, if he was going to write, he should have told his editors and readers that he was under investigation," Hiatt wrote about Keillor.

Keillor said on Wednesday that he had been fired from Minnesota Public Radio for alleged improper behavior.

"We also are very troubled by Minnesota Public Radio's report that Keillor engaged in inappropriate behavior in the workplace, a charge that he denies," Hiatt wrote in the statement.

"We do not intend to publish his columns in the future," Hiatt added, according to USA Today.

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Garrison Keillor, the author and former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," has been dropped from his regular syndicated column in The Washington Post, USA Today reported.
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