And one last thing...


Locutus
#1
Maine News Anchors Cindy Michaels And Tony Consiglio Resign Live On Air

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."


Maine News Anchors Cindy Michaels And Tony Consiglio Resign Live On Air - YouTube

 
tay
#2
So what were the issue(s)..........?

Here it is....................



While climate change is a matter of scientific consensus and denial of it is a uniquely American phenomenon, the paper detailed that Michael Palmer, the general manager of television stations WVII and WFVX, forbade any reporting on the issue in the newsroom.

Read more at Anchors Resign On-Air Due To Alleged Network Pressure To Slant News, Old NYT Article Hints At Bias (external - login to view)




Pricncipled yes, but I always liked this one better.............


Jane Akre and her husband Steve Wilson are former employees of Fox station WTVT in Tampa, Florida. In 1997, they were fired from the station after refusing to knowingly include false information in their report concerning the Monsanto Company’s production of RBGH, a drug designed to make cows produce more milk.

They successfully sued under Florida’s whistle blower law and were awarded a US $425,000 settlement by jury decision. However, Fox appealed to an appellate court and won, after the court declared that the FCC policy against falsification that Fox violated was just a policy and not a “law, rule, or regulation”, and so the whistle blower law did not apply.


The whistle-blowing journalists, twice refused Fox offers of big-money deals to keep quiet about what they knew, filed their landmark lawsuit April 2, 1998 and survived three Fox efforts to have their case summarily dismissed. It is the first time journalists have used a whistleblower law to seek a legal remedy for being fired by for refusing to distort the news. Steve and Jane are now considering an appeal to the Florida state Supreme Court.

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Locutus
#3
"until the anchors who resigned on-air themselves open up, all we can do is speculate".

Please do keep us abreast though.
 
tay
#4
“It’s a culmination of ongoing occurrences that took place the last several years and basically involved upper management practices that we both strongly disagreed with,” Michaels continued. “It’s a little complicated, but we were expected to do somewhat unbalanced news, politically, in general.”

While neither of the former anchors would go on record to detail how they were being pressured to slant the news, some bloggers have speculated (external - login to view) that Fox affiliate WFVX had been moving to emulate conservative bias at Fox News.


Maine news anchor team resigns on air over ‘unbalanced news’ | The Raw Story (external - login to view)



 
Locutus
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

“It’s a culmination of ongoing occurrences that took place the last several years and basically involved upper management practices that we both strongly disagreed with,” Michaels continued. “It’s a little complicated, but we were expected to do somewhat unbalanced news, politically, in general.”

While neither of the former anchors would go on record to detail how they were being pressured to slant the news, some bloggers have speculated (external - login to view) that Fox affiliate WFVX had been moving to emulate conservative bias at Fox News.


Maine news anchor team resigns on air over ‘unbalanced news’ | The Raw Story (external - login to view)



So it's still speculation then. *yawn*

This is very un-tay-like of you young man. Has the fog got you down? Fords' team winning last soir? Bad shellfish?

At any rate, let us know when you've heard just da facts ma'am.
 
Nuggler
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

So what were the issue(s)..........?

Here it is....................



While climate change is a matter of scientific consensus and denial of it is a uniquely American phenomenon, the paper detailed that Michael Palmer, the general manager of television stations WVII and WFVX, forbade any reporting on the issue in the newsroom.

Read more at Anchors Resign On-Air Due To Alleged Network Pressure To Slant News, Old NYT Article Hints At Bias (external - login to view)




Pricncipled yes, but I always liked this one better.............


Jane Akre and her husband Steve Wilson are former employees of Fox station WTVT in Tampa, Florida. In 1997, they were fired from the station after refusing to knowingly include false information in their report concerning the Monsanto Company’s production of RBGH, a drug designed to make cows produce more milk.

They successfully sued under Florida’s whistle blower law and were awarded a US $425,000 settlement by jury decision. However, Fox appealed to an appellate court and won, after the court declared that the FCC policy against falsification that Fox violated was just a policy and not a “law, rule, or regulation”, and so the whistle blower law did not apply.


The whistle-blowing journalists, twice refused Fox offers of big-money deals to keep quiet about what they knew, filed their landmark lawsuit April 2, 1998 and survived three Fox efforts to have their case summarily dismissed. It is the first time journalists have used a whistleblower law to seek a legal remedy for being fired by for refusing to distort the news. Steve and Jane are now considering an appeal to the Florida state Supreme Court.

more


www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&...5uO81xq1RabPbw (external - login to view)



For real climate change denial check out Lowell Green at CFRA 580 AM .

you will never hear anyone say anything sensible about "warming", as he hangs up on them and calls them typical leftists.

Wellllllllllllllll, "denial" might be too strong a word. How about "really doubts", He certainly "really doubts" in no uncertain terms sometimes.

Doesn't like windmills either.

Will have to listen to the program, record some on the record quotes, and come back.............later

pretty funny.
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Gotta givem credit. Takes some guts to just quit.

No doubt their erstwhile masters will be spreading manure and trying to keep them out of the business forever.
Last edited by Nuggler; Nov 22nd, 2012 at 07:26 AM..
 
L Gilbert
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#7  Top Rated Post
Yeah, we all know that lamestream media producers are just rife with bubbling enthusiasm for being objective, honest, and having journalistic integrity.
 

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