File this under: Amazing. Two news anchors at a Fox affiliate station in Bangor, Maine have departed from their jobs, on the air, after citing a battle with management over (wait for it) journalistic practices, specifically: unbalanced journalism. According to this, the co-anchors Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio told no one about their decision prior to Tuesday’s broadcast when their departure was announced.
Michaels, a 46 year old news anchor and news director cited frustration with senior management’s influence and desire for ‘somewhat unbalanced news,’ particularly in relation to politics. “Somewhat” unbalanced? Well, it’s a start.
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The duo spoke of resigning for some time, so their joint decision eventually went live, on the air. Holy cow.
Imagine anchors with Fox News, upset over the station’s dubious journalistic practices, which is whored out among the masses, resigning on the air: instant credibility after being pointed and laughed at for eons. But, that likely won’t happen. Or will it? The timing is appropriate, as the political discussion recently has been over the GOP’s main problem, many citing Fox News. In that case, if the two are jumping ship while the GOP implodes, then well done. They escaped in the nick of time.
The only credible anchor on Fox News, who might be tempted to resign over the network’s unbalanced and propagandist-style practices would be Shepard Smith, in my opinion.
Good job to the two anchors, who just evolved — enjoy your newfound credibility. More of this please.
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