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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Marc Lamont Hill Found Out Through 'Google Alert' That Fox News Fired Him

Last week HuffPost reported that liberal Fox News analyst Dr. Marc Lamont Hill had been fired. The news was announced by News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch during a shareholders meeting after Murdoch was asked about Hill's "reputation of defending cop killers and racists."

There has been some speculation about why exactly Hill was let go -- including, it turns out, from Hill himself. During an interview with conservative radio host Steve Malzberg, Hill revealed not only that he had no information on why he'd been fired, but that he'd learned of the news from a Google alert (h/t Think Progress).

HILL: Yeah I mean it's an interesting thing. I wish I could give you a great deal of information that I don't have a lot of information because I wasn't given a lot of information. To date, Fox News Channel hasn't given me any information as to why. ... I'm just a little puzzled. [...]

MALZBERG: First of all, you told me you found out when you got a Google alert, so I mean, did anybody eventually call you from Fox and tell you that you were fired?

HILL: Yeah I eventually - I got a Google alert at 11 o'clock [a.m.] that it had been announced that I'd been fired. After that, I guess someone followed up later in the day, you know because I was sort of trying to figure out what was going on. ... I found out that it was true but other than that I don't have any other information. ... I haven't had any thorough conversation with anyone.