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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:46 AM

Maine News Anchors Cindy Michaels And Tony Consiglio Resign



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During their 6 p.m. newscast last night, Bangor-based TV news anchors Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio resigned on air, citing, as the Bangor Daily News has described it, "a longstanding battle with upper management over journalistic practices at their Bangor TV stations."

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Reply Maine News Anchors Cindy Michaels And Tony Consiglio Resign (Original post)
lexw Nov 2012 OP
tblue Nov 2012 #1
RBInMaine Nov 2012 #2
Cha Nov 2012 #3
Stuart G Nov 2012 #4
no_hypocrisy Nov 2012 #5
4bucksagallon Nov 2012 #6
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #7
TruthBeTold65 Nov 2012 #8
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #9
dexterborg Nov 2012 #10
plethoro Nov 2012 #11
Tripper11 Nov 2012 #12

Response to lexw (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 04:44 AM

1. Please splain!

Why'd they quit? And like that?

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Response to tblue (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:14 AM

2. Part of it was over pressure to report political news in a biased manner, & general interference

with producing and reporting the news. They said they couldn't take it anymore. There were new upper management changes, they said, resulting in too much micromanagement. Michaels was the newsroom manager as well as co-anchor and she ssid she couldn't take it anymore. This decision to resign was done without prior notice to upper management, so everyone was "shocked" when they did it. And they decided to stick together. This took some BALLS.

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Response to lexw (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:21 AM

3. Wow, Impressive! thanks lex~

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:51 AM

4. Thanks for posting

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Response to lexw (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:14 AM

5. Classy farewell.

They have journalistic integrity.

Good for them!

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Response to lexw (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:23 AM

6. The owner of the station back in 2006 told his "newsteam".......

they "would not be doing any more global warming stories until Bar Harbor was under water". Now this manager has two stations one is an ABC affiliate and the other is a Fox Snooze affiliate. Which one do you think he was under the influence of????????

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Response to lexw (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:54 AM

7. People are Standing up and saying NO to the Wingers!

Class act!

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Response to lexw (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:19 AM

8. if this happened on the faux news channel...

the place would be a ghost town.

...wouldn't last long though...i am sure there are plenty of unscrupulous right-wingers just waiting to get their change to spew some lies.

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Response to lexw (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:53 AM

9. Wow...

Hope they make out alright.... took courage....K&R

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Response to lexw (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:09 PM

10. Haha

GRANDEEEEEE

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Response to lexw (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:07 PM

11. Absolutely amazing. I salute these two.

 

ddddddd

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Response to lexw (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:49 PM

12. I'm surprised it doesn't happen more in local news

I've worked in 2 stations in Seattle and am currently working at one in Toronto now, and I can tell you first hand, the micromanaging, the "they got this, we need that" attitude, the outright disrespect for people and their lives(reporters, cameras, staff) is really unprecedented.
Yes, one might say, why do I stay in it? Because I need the job and it's what I do, for now.
I do plan on looking for something out of news in the New Year.
There really are some good, hard working, earnest people working in a lot of local news stations, but the competitive nature highly outweighs anything else and managers don't give 2 shits about anything else except beating the competition, at any price.
Local news is killing itself from the inside out, and it won't change. It just won't.

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