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Take this job and shove it: Fed-up Bangor TV anchors quit on air
Bangor Daily News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Andrew Neff

Posted on 11/21/2012 5:48:15 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Citing a longstanding battle with upper management over journalistic practices at their Bangor TV stations, news co-anchors Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced their resignations at the end of Tuesday’s 6 p.m. newscast...

Both Michaels, 46, and Consiglio, 28, said frustration over the way they were allowed or told to do their jobs —something that has been steadily mounting for the last four years —became too much for them...

(Excerpt) Read more at bangordailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: alteredtitle; journalism
Below I will post a quote from the news reporter who says he quit because the managers were forcing politics on them.

It will be interesting to know HOW these "journalists" were told to do their job. Just knowing the ages of these two, my GUESS is that they are raging liberals, pissed off because they were told to BALANCE their news.

We'll see.

1 posted on 11/21/2012 5:48:29 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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Michaels said there were numerous things that contributed to their decisions.

“It’s a culmination of ongoing occurrences that took place the last several years and basically involved upper management practices that we both strongly disagreed with,” she explained. “It’s a little complicated, but we were expected to do somewhat unbalanced news, politically, in general.”

2 posted on 11/21/2012 5:51:34 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

and they are probably having an affair together too


3 posted on 11/21/2012 5:59:58 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Well genius, if neither are married, that would called DATING!


4 posted on 11/21/2012 6:04:17 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

5 posted on 11/21/2012 6:06:03 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Your local radio news or television news or newspaper news provider simply grabs the Associated Press feed and regurgitates it via the radio waves, television waves, or printed page. Your local news outlet does not do its own research and reporting on national or international news.

If your local news outlet does not carry the AP falsifications, it carries the ABC, or NBC, or CBS falsifications (radio and TV), or Reuters or one of a small handful of others.

Conservatives need to spend less energy complaining about Obama and more energy actively engaging local news editors regarding their blatant lack of journalist integrity by carrying feeds from dishonest wire services.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 6:07:08 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ya, there’s lot’s of evidence that news management in Maine would be conservative...


7 posted on 11/21/2012 6:07:38 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

ok, what is your point? Are they your best buds or something?


8 posted on 11/21/2012 6:16:47 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper
WVII and WFVX are ABC and Fox affiliates, respectively, owned by Rockfleet. In 2006, general manager Michael Palmer said no more stories on the hoax that is global warming because it had gone from science to politics being pushed by the mainstream media. He compared GW to the killer bee and Y2K scares. Stations are expanding, hiring new staff with benefits, and revenues increasing.

Tells me the news readers who resigned are typical whiny lefties who wanted to report the standard Marxist propaganda instead of the truth.

9 posted on 11/21/2012 6:31:55 AM PST by twister881
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To: yldstrk

My point is that there is no evidence for your slander and idle speculation.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 6:44:36 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: twister881

THANK YOU! Assuming your facts are accurate, my suspicions are CORRECT!

Nice to know there are STILL managers in the TV business who know and recognize BIAS in their news divisions and refuse to tolerate it!

These whiny teleprompter readers probably weren’t going to have their contracts renewed anyway.

The laughable thing is they’ll be treated like martyrs in the “journalism” world.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 7:14:16 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I realize there is a play on words in the headline, but we all should know that the correct term is “anchors aweigh.”

(might come up at dinner tomorrow)


12 posted on 11/21/2012 7:21:01 AM PST by KingLudd
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To: KingLudd

If we should all know it, what were you compelled to point it out?


13 posted on 11/21/2012 7:38:38 AM PST by stormer
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If we should all know it, what were you compelled to point it out?

Because as a society there are so many things we don't know that we should and that everyone used to know. Cultural literacy is shockingly low.

14 posted on 11/21/2012 7:58:38 AM PST by Skulllspitter
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To: SoFloFreeper

Shouldn’t that headline read ‘Anchors aweigh’?


15 posted on 11/21/2012 8:07:10 AM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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Shouldn’t that headline read ‘Anchors aweigh’?

Actually it's a very good example of a headline pun.

jimfree, LT USN(Ret)

16 posted on 11/21/2012 8:28:13 AM PST by jimfree
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To: Jack Deth

Your post, appearing as it did after the three preceding it, made laugh out loud.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 8:29:25 AM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

“...made ME laugh out loud.”

Dope. Proofread before posting, will ya?


18 posted on 11/21/2012 8:30:59 AM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Actual title:

Take this job and shove it: Fed-up Bangor TV anchors quit on air

19 posted on 11/21/2012 9:01:50 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: SoFloFreeper

To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published title. Thx.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 9:13:19 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Sidebar Moderator

I cut and pasted the title from the web site. Perhaps the web’s title was changed, but I didn’t alter anything.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 9:26:42 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sidebar Moderator

I cut and pasted the title from the web site. Perhaps the web’s title was changed, but I didn’t alter anything.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 9:27:41 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: A.A. Cunningham

That was NOT the title when I posted the story this morning.

I suspect the site kept the copy, but changed the headline.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 9:30:43 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I see. Ok, thx.


25 posted on 11/21/2012 9:32:30 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator
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To: stormer

Should know it doesn’t mean does know it. Looking for trouble?


26 posted on 11/21/2012 12:14:41 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: G Larry

there’s not? they plotted this dumb stunt together..


27 posted on 11/21/2012 12:22:40 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: G Larry

Did they have their honeymoon in Maine?

hehe...

Bangor joke.


28 posted on 11/21/2012 12:26:26 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: yldstrk

Did you major in logic, or mind reading?


29 posted on 11/21/2012 12:37:31 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

hahahahalol

I major in reading between the lines and intuition, why would a little young thing like her wreck her career except to go along with some middle aged whack job’s mid life crisis?, huh?


30 posted on 11/21/2012 1:15:40 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Could be 2 conservatives, fed up with liberal management, reshaping the news and their planned presentation of the facts.


31 posted on 11/21/2012 1:29:30 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry; twister881
According to twister881:

WVII and WFVX are ABC and Fox affiliates, respectively, owned by Rockfleet. In 2006, general manager Michael Palmer said no more stories on the hoax that is global warming because it had gone from science to politics being pushed by the mainstream media. He compared GW to the killer bee and Y2K scares. Stations are expanding, hiring new staff with benefits, and revenues increasing.

Tells me the news readers who resigned are typical whiny lefties who wanted to report the standard Marxist propaganda instead of the truth.

32 posted on 11/21/2012 2:31:47 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: G Larry

snort, more likely it is 2 raging liberals mad because they are supposed to maintain a semblance of balance


33 posted on 11/21/2012 4:53:47 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: KingLudd

Only from self-important dicks...


34 posted on 11/21/2012 7:18:11 PM PST by stormer
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