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St. Louis Anchor Gone After Mispronouncing Martin Luther King Jr.ís Name
Ad Week ^ | 1/28/19 | Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel

Posted on 01/28/2019 1:19:58 PM PST by SoFloFreeper

First, he apologized.

Then, the NAACP met with KTVI Kevin Steincross‘ bosses and asked for his termination after he mispronounced Martin Luther King Jr’s name and said “Martin Luther Coon Jr” live on air.

On Friday, Fox 2 managers and Steincross confirmed he would be off the morning show indefinitely to regain the trust of the community.

“Station management and I have agreed that I need to step away from the anchor desk for now. I will begin working to regain your trust. I know the work I need to do will take time, and I will do everything I can to address the pain I caused.”

Steincross apologized on air shortly after his slip up. Some called it intentional.

This is the second time in a month that an on air personality has mispronounced King’s name on the air. Rochester meteorologist Jeremy Kappell was fired for what he called a ‘verbal slip.’

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: ktvi; media; missouri; moron; msm; race
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1 posted on 01/28/2019 1:19:58 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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2 posted on 01/28/2019 1:21:55 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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First, he apologized.

Fatal mistake.

3 posted on 01/28/2019 1:22:21 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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So. Kevin. What ELSE did you want to be when you grew up.


4 posted on 01/28/2019 1:23:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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Wanna Get Away?


5 posted on 01/28/2019 1:24:25 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

As a term of disparagement for black people, I really doubt any online broadcasters would use the word “coon” in their own conversation . . . or even in the back of their minds. I suspect the only people who heard the supposed slur this way were those who think of nothing else from morn til night.


6 posted on 01/28/2019 1:24:45 PM PST by madprof98
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If that causes ‘pain’, I hate to think of the anguish your average rapp record causes. It’s amazing how easily the rats get away with pushing fake outrage.


7 posted on 01/28/2019 1:25:11 PM PST by Track9 (How hot a fire it will be when each Dem gets their due..)
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To: SoFloFreeper

In Washington DC the radio shock jock who took over for Howard Stern when he moved to New York was booted because he said, after MLK day became a holiday, something along the lines of; if four more died we could get the whole week off.


8 posted on 01/28/2019 1:25:37 PM PST by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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That’s about like when Congressman Dick Armey, referred to his colleague, Barney Frank as Barney Fag! Sometimes our mouths get ahead of our brains and a scintilla of our prejudices come out.


9 posted on 01/28/2019 1:26:40 PM PST by vette6387 (Fire Mueller)
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To: SoFloFreeper

News readers ought to start dropping the “Jr.” part of his name. We don’t call it “MLKJ Day”. That way they’ll be less likely to stumble over it.


10 posted on 01/28/2019 1:27:59 PM PST by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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The NAACP is niggardly with their forgiveness.


11 posted on 01/28/2019 1:28:24 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves.)
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The worst I do is “martin Luther The King” from “Coming to America”.


12 posted on 01/28/2019 1:28:36 PM PST by AppyPappy (How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?)
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” I suspect the only people who heard the supposed slur this way were those who think of nothing else from morn til night.”

Yeah, like the two Black female passengers on a Southwest flight who sued the airline because the stewardess said “Eeenie, meenie, minie, moe, take a seat, we gotta go!”


13 posted on 01/28/2019 1:30:22 PM PST by vette6387 (Fire Mueller)
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“...Shoot six more of the bastards and take the whole week off.” If I remember correctly. He was gone in 60 seconds....


14 posted on 01/28/2019 1:35:57 PM PST by donozark (There are no flamingos in Venezuela.)
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How is changing “King” to “Coon” a mispronunciation?

The reason on-air personalities don’t cuss on camera is because they don’t cuss in the private lives . . . same with things like this.


15 posted on 01/28/2019 1:37:00 PM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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16 posted on 01/28/2019 1:46:16 PM PST by rfp1234 (I don't watch CNN for the same reason I don't drink from the toilet.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He pronounced “King” with a silent “g” (among other things).


17 posted on 01/28/2019 1:54:06 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine ( "It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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He could have admitted that this was niggardly of him.


18 posted on 01/28/2019 1:56:01 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (May Jesus Christ be praised.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Ouch
19 posted on 01/28/2019 1:56:28 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn't.")
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“The NAACP is niggardly with their forgiveness.”

Be careful where you use THAT n-word: https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/williams/williams020499.htm?noredirect=on

To some who are poorly educated and poorly read it is almost as bad as the real n-word.


20 posted on 01/28/2019 1:56:57 PM PST by vladimir998 (Apparently I'm still living in your head rent free. At least now it isn't empty.)
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