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WJLA-TV fires veteran anchor Doug McKelway, cites insubordination, misconduct

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I think this shows a definite proof of Media Bias in a big big way. Lie your ass off every day and night with Obama talking points and BS propaganda and you get a job on MSNBC or CNN But report the truth about Obama get fired.

This sucks.

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By Paul Farhi
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 17, 2010

WJLA-TV has fired veteran anchorman Doug McKelway for a verbal confrontation this summer with the station's news director that came after McKelway broadcast a sharply worded live report about congressional Democrats and President Obama.

McKelway was placed on indefinite suspension in late July after his run-in with ABC7's news director and general manager, Bill Lord. In a letter to McKelway this week, the station said it was terminating his contract immediately, citing insubordination and misconduct.

Amid the ongoing BP oil spill in July, McKelway covered a Capitol Hill demonstration by environmental groups protesting the influence of oil-industry contributions to members of Congress.

In his piece, McKelway said the sparsely attended event attracted protesters "largely representing far-left environmental groups." He went on to say the protest "may be a risky strategy because the one man who has more campaign contributions from BP than anybody else in history is now sitting in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama, who accepted $77,051 in campaign contributions from BP."
 

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Sounds like McKelway's reporting was slanted a little too far to the right to be considered objective news reporting. Apparently he had that same problem with his previous employer.
 

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I saw a video of the report in question, and it was definitely biased. It reminded me of how NBC, ABC, CBS and all the others liberal networks report stories... except of course, they are tilted toward the left, not the right like this reporters story did.
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I saw a video of the report in question, and it was definitely biased. It reminded me of how NBC, ABC, CBS and all the others liberal networks report stories... except of course, they are tilted toward the left, not the right like this reporters story did.
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So, according to you this was the reason he was fired?:confused:

Another Journo Behaves Badly - FishbowlDC

 
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McKelway was placed on indefinite suspension in late July after his run-in with ABC7's news director and general manager, Bill Lord. In a letter to McKelway this week, the station said it was terminating his contract immediately, citing insubordination and misconduct.Amid the ongoing BP oil spill in July, McKelway covered a Capitol Hill demonstration by environmental groups protesting the influence of oil-industry contributions to members of Congress.

In his piece, McKelway said the sparsely attended event attracted protesters "largely representing far-left environmental groups." He went on to say the protest "may be a risky strategy because the one man who has more campaign contributions from BP than anybody else in history is now sitting in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama, who accepted $77,051 in campaign contributions from BP."


Saint Obama still gets his coverage from the liberal mainstream media.

Can't say anything bad about Obama no matter how newsworthy or factual it is. Unless of course you don't mind being fired.

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Was worth repeating...
 

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Was worth repeating...
And it was in a different forum. this is really sad a news station is so biased it fires anyone who makes factual statements about Obama.
 

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It's one of the rules o the left.

Destroy the individual.

A man that refuses to stick to what The Party has decreed will be The Story about Big Brother will be destroyed.

It's as simple as that. When the Red Queen was in charge of the White House, the use of the IRS to audit politically conservative groups soared.

Senate Targets IRS Probes of Conservatives

JFK Used Audits to Silence His Critics

Not to mention the fact that Nixon was also a leftist.

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Yes, I said when the Red Queen ran the White House. She clearly wears the pants in that family since Bill couldn't keep his pants on.
 
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