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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:40 PM

Anchor for Fox Affiliate Taken Off the Air After Calling Rachel Maddow an ‘Angry Young Man’

"Last Friday, nearly a month after she posted a disparaging, homophobic remark about MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on her Facebook page, Tricia Macke, weeknight news anchor at Cincinnati's FOX 19, finally issued a quasi-apology on behalf of herself and her employer.



On October 12th, Macke published a single sentence status update: "Rachel Maddow is such an angry young man." When viewers pointed out to Macke that her "Fox" was showing and she should apologize, the newscaster responded "I am sorry. I should have said antagonistic."

Both the original update and the response were subsequently deleted, but national and local LGBT advocacy groups refused to let Macke's comment slide.

Their demands for an apology were sort-of met on Friday, when Macke issued the standard "sorry if you were offended" non-apology on Facebook."

I'm sad to say she wasn't fired. Merely suspended after her crappy apology made her station reprimand her.

read more at: http://gawker.com/5960228/anchor-for-fox-affiliate-taken-off-the-air-after-calling-rachel-maddow-an-angry-young-man

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Reply Anchor for Fox Affiliate Taken Off the Air After Calling Rachel Maddow an ‘Angry Young Man’ (Original post)
DonRedwood Nov 2012 OP
Wait Wut Nov 2012 #1
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #5
Wait Wut Nov 2012 #8
freshwest Nov 2012 #56
SoCalMusicLover Nov 2012 #2
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #21
crunch60 Nov 2012 #42
SoCalMusicLover Nov 2012 #3
sammytko Nov 2012 #11
Raine Nov 2012 #4
louis-t Nov 2012 #7
mythology Nov 2012 #19
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #29
Raine Nov 2012 #28
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #35
xfundy Nov 2012 #6
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #49
HappyMe Nov 2012 #9
Matariki Nov 2012 #10
Cleita Nov 2012 #12
Ruby the Liberal Nov 2012 #13
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #24
budkin Nov 2012 #14
bupkus Nov 2012 #15
Sophiegirl Nov 2012 #31
RebelOne Nov 2012 #16
narnian60 Nov 2012 #30
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #52
MrScorpio Nov 2012 #17
Manifestor_of_Light Nov 2012 #54
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #18
No Vested Interest Nov 2012 #55
William769 Nov 2012 #20
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #22
Justice Nov 2012 #23
graywarrior Nov 2012 #25
cherish44 Nov 2012 #37
graywarrior Nov 2012 #40
libdem4life Nov 2012 #26
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #27
Warren DeMontague Nov 2012 #32
PATXgirl Nov 2012 #33
Sophiegirl Nov 2012 #34
ceejdre82 Nov 2012 #36
rawsome Nov 2012 #38
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #39
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hrmjustin Nov 2012 #43
crunch60 Nov 2012 #50
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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:44 PM

1. I have plenty of adjectives for you, dear Tricia.

The jury would have a field day with them.

So, I will leave it at...have fun in the unemployment line...you sack of homophobic shit.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:51 PM

5. Sadly they only put her on suspension...probably won't be longer than a few days. :0(

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:54 PM

8. Of course.

How could I ever have dreamed that this ass would lose her job? Her damned boss probably took her out to dinner to apologize for the suspension.

She's still a sack of homophobic shit and isn't fit to lick the bottom of Rachel's shoes.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:17 PM

56. I hope she's not emboldened make more trouble, but I doubt it.

Remember how Limbaugh doubled down?


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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:44 PM

2. Hope She's Fired

People just feel like they have to shoot their mouths off on Facebook or Twitter. Fucking Morons.

What a piece of garbage with her NON-Apology "apology." Sarcastic Twit.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:51 PM

21. I wish--but only a suspension

The thing is, a real apology would have been enough. She could have taken a higher road and come through this fine. Instead she made a big deal out of it by refusing to be kind or thoughtful.

I know FOX won't fire her for it, but I hope it hurts her long-term career.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:51 PM

42. The publics perception of her is forever changed, and her comment will come back to haunt her.

 

She let everyone know she is homophobic, that's a comment that has already put her into a special box, limiting future options for her. People will remember and remind her, in case she has that selective memory recall problem like Romney.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:46 PM

3. How Nice - Showing Her Children On Facebook Picture

Maybe she can explain to her children why she's suddenly home a lot more often.

I'm sure they'll grow up to be bigoted adults just like their mom. Chip off the ol' block.

Never mind...just read that her employer is bringing her back today. They probably feel guilty, and will now pay her for all the time of her suspension too.

Good thing she didn't insult the republicans.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:56 PM

11. Doesnt she know that one of her kids might be gay?

What is she going to do then.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:50 PM

4. She's not much on looks, her face looks like some weird scruntched up pixie face. When

you aren't any more attractive than that don't go around insulting others.

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Response to Raine (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:53 PM

7. Are you kidding? If she could only have a brain transplant,

I'd ask her out. She'd turn me down, of course.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:47 PM

19. Her looks are irrelevant, but

I don't find her physically attractive at all. Too much makeup, too much spray tan and too much bad hair dye. That and she's an idiot as you mentioned.

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Response to mythology (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:10 PM

29. I agree about looks...BUT...what about choices? fake tan, fake hair, veneered teeth

nothing showing is natural. I wouldn't say she is ugly or cross-eyed--that would be making fun of how she looks. But making fun that there is nothing natural left about her seems fair. Says a lot about a person when everything about them is fake.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:07 PM

28. Actually I was kind of kidding but using the looks which I'm sure she

takes great pride in to show what a petty small person she is.

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Response to Raine (Reply #28)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:33 PM

35. She's so petty and small! She must be a 2 petite!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:52 PM

6. Wow. What an airbrush job.

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Response to xfundy (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:36 PM

49. She is a fox newscaster...what do you expect?

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:54 PM

9. Good fucking grief!

Oh, I have some words for her ass.....


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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:55 PM

10. She seems kind of obsessed with Maddow

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:00 PM

12. And she's wearing a pin-stripped suit?

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Well, I guess this means we have to stop calling Ann Coulter Mann Coulter. Truthfully, I think the only offense Rachel would take with that remark is that she is angry. She's not. She just speaks the truth and backs her truth up with facts.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:06 PM

13. Why do faux orange tan people wear pink-purple lipstick?

There should be an age limit on that look. 17-18 at best.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:53 PM

24. NOTHING about her is natural! Skin: spraytan, hair: bleached, teeth: bleached eyes: contacts?

Her gums and the whites of her eyes are the only natural parts!!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:07 PM

14. Disgusting.

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Response to bupkus (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:27 PM

31. I am blonde

And seriously resent that comment.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:21 PM

16. So she made a stupid remark.

Why all this criticism of her looks? Why do DUers always do this?

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:24 PM

30. Because we're human.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:03 PM

52. making fun of Rachel's looks/sexuality.... kind of opens her up a bit for comments on her looks.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:23 PM

17. What is it with Fox and empty headed bleached blondes?

It's freaking ridiculous.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:11 PM

54. Don Henley nailed it years ago with "Dirty Laundry". Released in 1982.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:30 PM

18. You stay classy, Cincinnati...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:14 PM

55. She lives in KY

Like many in the Cincinnati area, Tricia is a Kentuckian, went through school there, and still live in Northern KY.
PS - she was back on the news tonight.
She looked a little chastened, but I didn't stay around for the entire newscast - Lawrence O'Donnell is on at the same time.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:50 PM

20. Good!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:51 PM

22. Goes to show you. Mean people can be cloaked in beauty. nt

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:52 PM

23. she will get a promotion to national Fox cable station.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:53 PM

25. I had a haircut like that once

I grew it out after my brother called me a peckerhead.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:47 PM

37. Looks like it could be a wig

Not bashing people who wear wigs, I have alopecia and had to wear hair pieces myself from time to time. That's why I can usually point them out.

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Response to cherish44 (Reply #37)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:50 PM

40. I used to be able to tell but wigs these days are so real looking.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:54 PM

26. Can we boycott Fox, like a 15 cent pizza cost increase?

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:59 PM

27. Tricia....

You aren't even half the woman Rachel is.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:29 PM

32. Maddow's got more brains in her pinkie than this mannequin has in her whole plastic being.

What drives the wingers nuts about Maddow, more than anything, is that she laughs at them without letting them get to her. She takes their shit exactly as seriously as it deserves, i.e. not at all.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:30 PM

33. She's just jealous because RM has 3things she'll never have

1. Brains
2. Personality
3. Her own show

Suck it, Trish !

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:32 PM

34. If I were gay...

Super smart, savy, articulate, have as much intellectual acumen and about twenty years younger, I'd make a run at Rachel.

But I'm not.

She rocks. If I miss her show, I have DVR.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:40 PM

36. Rachel is much prettier! I have a hetero crush on her! and I am sure that Rachel is 8097973 times

smarter than her

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Response to rawsome (Reply #38)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:50 PM

39. Because she feels comfortable in those clothes.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #39)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:51 PM

41. I understand...however

 

she goes out of her way to not look like a woman (hair, also) and I think a woman can be comfy and still represent the gender in the traditional way.

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Response to rawsome (Reply #41)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:53 PM

43. As I said she dresses in what she feels comfortable in.

I think she is cute.

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Response to rawsome (Reply #41)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:50 PM

50. Where did you ever get the idea she goes out of her way not to look like a woman?

 

Rachel is a very beautiful fashionista! She represents my gender with her understated elegance in both dress and hair style.. She is smart as a whip, funny, get's all the facts and news straight, and she's honest Love her. Yep, I'm a girl, a female, a lady!

Have you ever heard of these designer's rawsome? Yves Saint Laurent and Coco Chanel, • Paul Poiret -

The fall 2012 runways were awash in pantsuits that will land in stores in the coming week, along with less-expensive copies emulating designer versions. Attribute it to the shaky economy, or the renewed energy around closing the gender wage gap in Washington. Even power women like Hillary Clinton, who has been mocked for her penchant for power pantsuits in the past, is suddenly finding her commanding image has given her a cool factor.

Roopal Patel, Moda Operandi’s Fashion Director, and previously a veteran of Neiman Marcus says, “The suit has never been forgotten in the boardroom, for power dressing, but suits haven’t been a fashion staple for most women for a long time.”









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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:10 PM

44. "I'm Tricia, peppy, blonde and stunning! Sophomore prom queen 5 years running!"

See, we can be just as catty!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:13 PM

45. What an insipid B****.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:14 PM

46. Can't we make Trisha a meme like we did the UC Davis pepper spray cop? Wish I was better

 

at photo shop, cause then I would start one for sure of this Fox twit.



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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:15 PM

47. I have a girl-crush on

Rachel..she is awesome in my book. Intelligent, well spoken, and classy...unlike the asshole above.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:33 PM

48. She's been at this station for 19 years

That's a pretty long haul for a TV reporter.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:59 PM

51. She is just a "spokes model" playing her roll and no doubt she thought what she was ,,,,,

,,,, saying was the company line and a smart career move.

In her personal world and her current working world everyday she hears
that; the President is a n*****, lesbians are men, and that liberals are evil.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:14 PM

53. Is she real? She doesn't look real...

she looks virtual

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:38 PM

57. <begin sarcasm> I'd do her. As I'm sure many have. <end sarcasm>

Did offend anyone?

<more sarcasm> Tit for tat... BOOM!!! I'm on fire. <end sarcasm>

She sounds like an idiot. If she's not fired, she really should be. Should be black balled <more sarcasm>balled... get it?)<end sarcasm>

What an idiot. Years of work by women to get the respect they deserve, and how are they represented? By an absolute moron like this. Unbelievable that the bigoted pricks are showing their true colors.

Hello... is this mic on? Are we stuck in the 50's?

What is going on in this country? Is it again okay to be a bigot again?

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:42 AM

58. Tricia Macke sounds like someone who has a very high opinion of herself and her abilities

which is not validated by reality or the facts

Which of course makes her perfect for FOX

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