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?