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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:03 AM

Cincy news anchor calls Rachel Maddow "angry young man"

And you, Ms. Macke, are a twit.

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/tv/2012/11/12/tricia-macke-off-the-air/

Tricia Macke off the air

Fox 19 managers aren’t talking about why news co-anchor Tricia Macke wasn’t anchoring Sunday’s newscasts, as she usually does. I’m hearing she was suspended for her Facebook remarks calling MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow an “angry young man.”

“We don’t comment on personnel matters,” says WXIX-TV General Manager Bill Lanesey. And then he volunteered: “We expect Tricia to be back on the anchor desk Tuesday (tomorrow).”

Kimberly Holmes Wiggins, who usually anchors Friday-Saturday, anchored the Fox 19 10 p.m. news Sunday night instead of Macke... More at link above.

By the way, although Rachel did receive some support in the responses, there were an equal number of folks who were nasty. Show your support for Rachel and add your own responses!

Here's a photo of Ms Macke:
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=AB&Dato=20121112&Kategori=ENT2014&Lopenr=211120805&Ref=PH/Fox-19-anchor-Tricia-Macke-

And here's another brilliant missive published in the Enquirer, no doubt from one of Ms Macke's fans:
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/letters/2012/11/07/ashamed-of-ohio/?odyssey=obinsite

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theHandpuppet Nov 2012 OP
Newsjock Nov 2012 #1
niyad Nov 2012 #9
brewens Nov 2012 #2
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #3
nc4bo Nov 2012 #4
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #8
daisiebell Nov 2012 #5
lpbk2713 Nov 2012 #6
catbyte Nov 2012 #7

Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:06 AM

1. Fox 19 Apologizes for Macke’s Ignorant Remark

http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/blog-4164-fox_19_apologizes_fo.html

Fox 19 on Nov. 9 apologized for an ignorant comment made by news anchor Tricia Macke on her personal Facebook page last month. Macke’s comment, “Rachel Maddow is such an angry young man,” sparked outrage among gay-rights organizations for its depiction of MSNBC’s openly gay broadcaster as a man.

... Fox 19 posted its apology along with a statement from Macke describing her comment as insensitive and inappropriate. Macke wrote: “I apologize to Ms. Maddow and any others who may have been offended by my comments, as they do not reflect my firm beliefs in individual and equal rights, and they certainly do not represent the opinions or position of my employer WXIX-TV."

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Response to Newsjock (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:48 AM

9. the typical reichwing non-aplogy apology--sorry if anyone was offended, gee cannot understand WHY

I apologize to Ms. Maddow and any others who may have been offended by my comments, as they do not reflect my firm beliefs in individual and equal rights,


umm, if you have firm beliefs in equal rights, what in the HELL was that remark about rachel about??? you sure have a funny way of expressing your "firm beliefs in individual and equal rights"

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Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:18 AM

2. I'm having a hard time remembering Rachel ever really going off on anything. She

should be able to but knows better. The ol' double standard. If she raised her voice and really gave it to them, she'd be called a shrill harpy or something like that. She has to keep it mellower than the guys.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:20 AM

3. That's not anger, that's passion.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:25 AM

4. Sounds like someone is envious of our Rachel.

Good looking, smart as hell, liberal, hosting an extremely popular show, guest appearances on MTP and on a variety of talk shows.

Ms. Macke sounds like a jealous, petty hater.

When you've got nothing intelligent to say, you always resort to schoolyard bully tactics.

Go Rachel!!

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:31 AM

8. +1000 nt

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Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:28 AM

5. Anger

I understand how she feels. An apology can be a good solution.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:29 AM

6. NextGen Les Nessman



Sounds just like him.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:30 AM

7. Glad she was suspended. Ignorant, most likely envious, hater.

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