Whatever happened to honesty in reporting?
The shrill democrats “report” with MUCH more bias. They don’t even hear their own bias.
The progressives don’t much care for free speech unless it’s their own dissent
Posted by Van Helsing at 12:33 PM
When reporters for mainstream news outlets step out of line, they need to be dealt with strictly; otherwise, the public might get the idea that America under Obama isn’t the best of all possible worlds. That’s why Doug McKelway of WJLA-TV is out of a job:
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.”
After a brief taped segment updating efforts to cap the BP well, McKelway added that theSenate was unlikely to pass “cap-and-trade” legislation this year, because “the Democrats are looking at the potential for huge losses in Congress come the midterm elections. And thelast thing they want to do is propose a huge escalation in your electric bill, your utility bill, before then.”
Evidently outraged to see honest reporting where pro-Democrat spin is expected, Lord called McKelway out to the woodshed. Rather than allow the GM to lord it over him, McKelway showed enough integrity to argue back, for which he was punished severely.
With elections coming up, let this be a lesson to any journalists who might take their profession seriously enough to wander off the Democrat reservation.
Here’s the report that got McKelway in hot water: