Fox Anchor Tricia Macke Calls MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow an “Angry Young Man” on Facebook

tricia macke 241x300 Fox Anchor Tricia Macke Calls MSNBCs Rachel Maddow an Angry Young Man on Facebook

Fox Anchor Tricia Macke Calls MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow an “Angry Young Man” on Facebook

WTF:  Tricia Macke, an anchor at Cincinnati Fox News affiliate WXIX-TV, returned to work after a two-day suspension and apologized for calling MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow an “angry young man” on her Facebook page in mid-October.

When a viewer reprimanded Macke for her remarks about Maddow, Macke initially didn’t back down.’I am sorry. I should have said antagonistic,’ she wrote. When another viewer criticized her, Macke again stood by her statements. ‘I knew what I was saying,’ she responded.

Fox 19 did not address Macke’s remarks, which she made in mid-October, until last week, as the station was facing mounting pressure from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a national advocacy group.

‘Referring to Maddow as a “man” because she is a gay woman is completely unacceptable for someone in the business of journalism,’ said Aaron McQuade, a spokesman for GLAAD. Source

Why am I not surprised it was someone from Fox News taking a cheap shot at Rachel Maddow?

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 Fox Anchor Tricia Macke Calls MSNBCs Rachel Maddow an Angry Young Man on Facebook
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