Sunday, September 19, 2010

Reporter Fired For Telling The Truth About Obama...

Hold The Presses And Contact Diogenes* Immediately...

WJLA-TV has fired veteran anchorman Doug McKelway for a verbal confrontation this summer with the station's news director that came after McKelway broadcast a sharply worded live report about congressional Democrats and President Obama. 

McKelway was placed on indefinite suspension in late July after his run-in with ABC7's news director and general manager, Bill Lord. In a letter to McKelway this week, the station said it was terminating his contract immediately, citing insubordination and misconduct. 

Amid the ongoing BP oil spill in July, McKelway covered a Capitol Hill demonstration by environmental groups protesting the influence of oil-industry contributions to members of Congress.

In his piece, McKelway said the sparsely attended event attracted protesters "largely representing far-left environmental groups." He went on to say the protest "may be a risky strategy because the one man who has more campaign contributions from BP than anybody else in history is now sitting in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama, who accepted $77,051 in campaign contributions from BP."

Luckily, Emperor Barry and Lady Shell-Shell were most likely unawares of Mr. McKelway's daring to report the truth. Not like either are remotely literate or interested in anything not hand fed to them.

Thanks to I Hate The Media for the link.

*Diogenes was one of the few men to ever publicly mock Alexander the Great and live.


Crotalus (Don't Tread on Me) said...

I wonder if he has a wrongful termination suit in there somewhere. Here's hoping he gets a better job with Fox News, or something like that.

Crotalus (Don't Tread on Me) said...

I wonder if he has a wrongful termination lawsuit in there. Here's hoping he gets a better job at Fox News or something like that.

fits said...

Guy has journalism in his blood and might have enough of a nest egg to sit back and write a book or two.