Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

TV news anchors resign on air
Yahoo! News ^ | 11-21-12 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 11/21/2012 4:36:07 PM PST by Osage Orange

A pair of local TV news anchors had a surprise for viewers at the end of their 6 p.m. newscast on Tuesday: They're quitting.

Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio, anchors for ABC's WVII affiliate in Bangor, Maine, announced their joint resignations, citing a dispute with management over journalistic practices.

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

"On behalf of Cindy and me, we have loved every moment bringing the news to you," Consiglio said. "Some recent developments have come to our attention, though, and departing together is the best alternative."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: abc; anchors; lefties; liberalmedia; news

1 posted on 11/21/2012 4:36:17 PM PST by Osage Orange
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

Two journalist’s with guts????


2 posted on 11/21/2012 4:37:19 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

They don’t think the media is leftist enough.

Seriously?


3 posted on 11/21/2012 4:37:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange
What was their gripe?

By the way, when I was a kid, we used to have wars with real injuries throwing osage oranges at each other like insane savages. Ha Ha Ha... oh the memories (snicker).

4 posted on 11/21/2012 4:41:05 PM PST by SierraWasp (Welcome to the next 50 months of an unprecedebted lame duck session!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

No, they’re pizzed that the station won’t let them spout more man-made global warming propaganda.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 4:41:17 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

If these guys were resigning because of the leftwing bias of the news Yahoo! News wouldn’t be reporting it.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 4:42:03 PM PST by skeeter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

don’t feel bad, I posted this earlier today and got clobbered with the same stuff.

In my opinion, they deserve respect for standing up for integrity. Liberty doesn’t mean “everyone has to become a conservative”. I don’t care if they are liberals to the core (or conservatives for that matter) - their job is to report the news not make it up and I salute them for it. Howard Beale lives!


7 posted on 11/21/2012 4:53:37 PM PST by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

Maybe they can apply for jobs at Current TV.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 5:02:34 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SierraWasp
By the way, when I was a kid, we used to have wars with real injuries throwing osage oranges at each other like insane savages. Ha Ha Ha... oh the memories (snicker).

We used to get into apple throwing wars with the neighbor kids two houses over from us.

Believe me, getting beaned with an apple wasn't much fun :)


9 posted on 11/21/2012 5:04:44 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

What would Ron Burgundy do?


10 posted on 11/21/2012 5:05:30 PM PST by TADSLOS (LOSING BIG- The GOP legacy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bigbob
In my opinion, they deserve respect for standing up for integrity. Liberty doesn’t mean “everyone has to become a conservative”. I don’t care if they are liberals to the core (or conservatives for that matter) - their job is to report the news not make it up and I salute them for it. Howard Beale lives!

Is it integrity when they demand to perpetuate the lie of "climate change".

11 posted on 11/21/2012 5:06:07 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange
->>”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 continued. “It's a little complicated, but we were expected to do somewhat unbalanced news, politically, in general.”

..to report unbalanced news, politically..> wonder how long they followed those same orders ..must had been the things they ask them to do were over the top..people need to speak out like Greta did last night.

12 posted on 11/21/2012 5:11:54 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. .Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bigbob

If the new post-Romney definition of ‘conservative’ is to be ‘feww’ to spread leftist propaganda that destroys capitalism and other tenets of America, then I think it’s time for me to leave and declare myself a proud fascist.

Because people wanting this to be allowed need to be rounded up and...well. I’ll stop right there.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 5:28:40 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Norm Lenhart

Edit...”FREE”


14 posted on 11/21/2012 5:31:20 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

Surprised they got the chance.

Most local news personalities simply disappear without any announcement of any kind from anybody.


15 posted on 11/21/2012 5:31:30 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

“Sooner or later..everyone lands in Bangor”


16 posted on 11/21/2012 5:31:30 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

Whew, they sure cleared that up .... straight to the point, pulled no punches, yes and no beating around the bush there! But did I come away more informed after than when I started?


17 posted on 11/21/2012 6:54:04 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

that’s my guess, they can’t slant or editorialize as much as they’d like to.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 7:22:10 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: bigbob

You seem to have some very mistaken and bizarre ideas about journalism and integrity in journalism. The news anchors protested about unbalanced news stories, yet they resigned when they could not unilaterrally dictate unbalanced news stories. How is their demands to broadcast unbalanced news stories and misrepresentation of those unbalanced news stories as balanced news stories supposed to repesent integrity? In effect, you are arguing that their inability to dishonestly report the news is somehow supposed to be integrity, because they are faithful to their self-appointed duty to misreport the news in an unfair and unbalanced way as if it were balanced and fair.


19 posted on 11/21/2012 7:27:44 PM PST by WhiskeyX
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

No, not with guts. The station manager compared global warming stories to the Y2K scare, the Killer Bee scare in te 70s, etc.
The kiddies were hurt that they can’t run their propaganda. And apparently, they both think they should be running the station.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 7:31:23 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange
Senior Drill Instructor's favorite rant at PI..."You little piece of $hit...you got your finger up your butt and your brain in Bangor".

Not sure why he hated Bangor, but he did...

All I know is I never wanted to visit there after I entered the fleet.

21 posted on 11/21/2012 7:40:22 PM PST by IrishPennant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bigbob

They quit because they were told to knock off the leftist propaganda. Is that what you call “integrity”?


22 posted on 11/21/2012 8:10:12 PM PST by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SierraWasp
By the way, when I was a kid, we used to have wars with real injuries throwing osage oranges at each other like insane savages. Ha Ha Ha... oh the memories (snicker).

For me it was "dirt clod wars" in the natural ravines of West Tennessee farmland (with the occasional rock thrown in just to mix things up!)

23 posted on 11/21/2012 8:30:20 PM PST by The Duke
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: The Duke
"Those were the days my FRiend, we thought they'd never end..."

Happy exclusive American holiday of Thanksgiving to God for that last trip around the sun!!!

24 posted on 11/21/2012 8:43:14 PM PST by SierraWasp (Welcome to the next 50 months of an unprecedebted lame duck session!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: SierraWasp

Thanks, and the same to you too! :)


25 posted on 11/21/2012 10:05:34 PM PST by The Duke
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

This may help

http://bangordailynews.com/2012/11/21/news/bangor/wvii-gm-says-consiglio-was-on-way-out-michaels-couldnt-continue-working-without-him/


26 posted on 11/22/2012 2:48:36 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange


27 posted on 11/22/2012 2:57:09 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bigbob

I think the real applause ought to go to the people who risked the capital to put up a TV station and get the whole enterprise going.

They’re the ones who should be applauded. If these so-called journalists want to risk that, then they should be applauded too. Otherwise, they can do what their employer requires.


28 posted on 11/22/2012 4:07:04 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: bigbob
Ha!!

Yeah....

29 posted on 11/27/2012 4:32:54 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SierraWasp
Ah...yeah. We used to throw Horse Apples at each other, quite often. They are hard and stout. You don't want one to get squared up on ya....

When I was a kid in SoCal...we threw strawberries and oranges at each other. Our parents didn't like the fact that we stained our shirts....Osage Orange's didn't stain!! Ha!!

Regards,

30 posted on 11/27/2012 4:44:37 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson