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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:40 PM

Anchor for Fox Affiliate Taken Off the Air After Calling Rachel Maddow an ĎAngry Young Maní [View all]

"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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