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News Anchors Stun Audience & Resign Live On-Air: Told to Do ‘Unbalanced News, Politically’
The Blaze ^ | November 21, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 11/21/2012 2:17:38 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Two Maine news anchors resigned together at the end of Tuesday’s broadcast after “a longstanding battle with upper management over journalistic practices” including being expected to do politically unbalanced news, the Bangor Daily News reported.

Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced at the end of WVII-TV’s 6 p.m. newscast that it would be their final broadcast together.

“And finally tonight, this will be Tony and my final show together here on ABC 7,” Michaels said. “The last six years have been an interesting and enjoyable time for both of us as we have been the longest running news team in Bangor.”

Consiglio said “some recent developments have come to our attention though and departing together is the best alternative we can take.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: cindymichaels; mediabias; news; newsanchors; newsanchorsresign; newsbias; opus; resignations; tonyconsiglio; wvii

1 posted on 11/21/2012 2:17:46 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Blaze should hire these guys!


2 posted on 11/21/2012 2:21:57 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

One “tell all” book I will buy!


3 posted on 11/21/2012 2:25:03 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Don't care what the political leanings were/are, they showed integrity in leaving...I think? Read the comments...
4 posted on 11/21/2012 2:26:45 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Da Bilge Troll

The truth doesn’t mean anything...IT JUST IS!


5 posted on 11/21/2012 2:27:50 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
These 2 numb sculls wanted to do global warming news stories, and the station owners and managers wouldn't go along with that hoax.

Adios. Maybe you can get a job at Current TV.

6 posted on 11/21/2012 2:28:02 PM PST by paul in cape
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To: Bushbacker1

Unless they were told to drop the left-leaning bias and to be more objective and THAT is what they consider “unbalanced.”


7 posted on 11/21/2012 2:28:47 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Michael Moore and Cindy Sheehan can replace them.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 2:29:10 PM PST by Mark (For the first time in my life, I'm no longer proud of my country.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Jim Robinson

Ah, the Blaze...catching up to the news that was posted 12 hours ago on FREE REPUBLIC! ;-)


9 posted on 11/21/2012 2:30:19 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Which direction were being told to move to? Libs —> Moderate? Conservatives —> Left? I can’t find an answer to that, except the same question in the article’s comments.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 2:30:28 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Jim Robinson

Ah, the Blaze...catching up to the news that was posted 12 hours ago on FREE REPUBLIC! ;-)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2961800/posts


11 posted on 11/21/2012 2:30:39 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Da Bilge Troll; twister881
Nope. According to FREEPer 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.

Management wanted BALANCE...and the teleprompter punks, one who is only 28 years old, thought they knew best.

I am amazed they weren't FIRED.

12 posted on 11/21/2012 2:33:10 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sorry to hear this. The left is a monolith.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 2:41:35 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How courageous.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 2:44:16 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is Bangor Maine folks. About six people watch the newscast. And the answer to the question about why they were not fired lay in your previous sentence. They are 28. They are kids, and they cost nothing.

Broadcasters are notoriously cheap at the small town local level. If the could automate it, they would.


15 posted on 11/21/2012 2:55:04 PM PST by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Keith Olbertmann has already forwarded his resume and tape samples to the station.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 3:02:10 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: paul in cape
These 2 numb sculls wanted to do global warming news stories, and the station owners and managers wouldn't go along with that hoax.

Adios. Maybe you can get a job at Current TV.


Thank you paul in cape. You are the first poster who told us the ACTUAL reason they quit.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 3:02:10 PM PST by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: Peet

WVII has always been number 3 in the Bangor Market. They are the more conservative station, because WLBZ and it’s Portland sister station is wacko leftwing. The CBS station is a little less leftwing.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 3:32:51 PM PST by pithyinme (Smiling Joe Biden... too dumb to sell used cars ... to lazy to steal them.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Thus my question mark (?)


19 posted on 11/21/2012 5:05:33 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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