Allen West’s role reduced at PJ Mediaby George Bennett | September 26th, 2013
Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Palm Beach Gardens will “transition” from being full-time director of programming for an internet TV show to being a part-time contributor “in order to give him more time to focus on his political interests,” PJ Media announced today.
PJ Media released a statement late this afternoon through a PR firm, Black Rock Group, after Buzzfeed.com reported that West was leaving his job “after an altercation with a female staffer in which he allegedly called her a ‘Jewish American princess.’ “
“He was not fired,” Black Rock’s Elizabeth Beadle said this afternoon.
Asked about West’s alleged use of the anti-Semitic term, Beadle said, “We don’t comment on internal matters based on policy.”
West could not be reached late this afternoon.
The conservative firebrand narrowly lost his reelection bid to Democrat Patrick Murphy last year. In January, he joined conservative PJ Media as director of Next Generation programming and co-host of an internet TV show aimed at younger viewers.