Fox News has been sued by a former Wisconsin firefighter over a segment on “America Live with Megyn Kelly.” The firefighter, Aaron Marjala, suffered nerve damage in his arm following an injury, rendering him unable to do his job. He filed for and collected disability payments, but also stayed in shape by running marathons (which does not typically require the use of both arms). That fact was picked up by local and national media, including ABC News, and FNC.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has details on the suit:
Kelly’s banter with Armstrong about the case “falsely communicated to viewers that Marjala was not really injured at all, that Marjala deserved scorn and ridicule for even applying for disability status, and that Marjala had committed a crime,” the suit contends.
The commentators also suggested Marjala’s relative made the medical determination, that he was claiming 100% disability and to be unable to “push paper.”
(Source: MediaBistro.com/tvnewser and Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)