Thursday, October 02, 2008

Stupid reporter tricks

How stupid are some people?

WELL, here's one example, courtesy of The Detroit News:
Longtime Metro Detroit radio reporter Karen Dinkins has been fired after wearing a pro-Barack Obama T-shirt while covering a rally for the presidential candidate Sunday at the Detroit Public Library.

Dinkins, who has worked at WWJ (950 AM) for 13 years, acknowledged that the radio station fired her Monday, but she did not elaborate.

"I don't want to comment at this time," she said.

Georgeann Herbert, WWJ's director of programming, said in a statement that Dinkins compromised the station's objectivity by wearing the T-shirt.

"(The station) believes that our credibility with our listeners rests on the independence of our newsroom staff," the statement said. "WWJ does not favor any candidate, party or issue.
I'M NOT SURPRISED there are people out there so lacking in common sense. I am, however, troubled that one of them can last 13 years as a reporter for a major-market radio station. Good Lord!

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