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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."
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Two journalist’s with guts????
They don’t think the media is leftist enough.
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).
No, they’re pizzed that the station won’t let them spout more man-made global warming propaganda.
If these guys were resigning because of the leftwing bias of the news Yahoo! News wouldn’t be reporting it.
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!
Maybe they can apply for jobs at Current TV.
What would Ron Burgundy do?
Is it integrity when they demand to perpetuate the lie of "climate change".
..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.
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.
Surprised they got the chance.
Most local news personalities simply disappear without any announcement of any kind from anybody.
“Sooner or later..everyone lands in Bangor”
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?
that’s my guess, they can’t slant or editorialize as much as they’d like to.
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.
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.
Not sure why he hated Bangor, but he did...
All I know is I never wanted to visit there after I entered the fleet.
They quit because they were told to knock off the leftist propaganda. Is that what you call “integrity”?
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!)
Happy exclusive American holiday of Thanksgiving to God for that last trip around the sun!!!
Thanks, and the same to you too! :)
This may help
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.
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!!