There are few professions for which I hold more disdain than that of “journalist.” I regard it on the same level as prostitute, pimp, drug-dealer, politician, personal-injury lawyer, and any job associated with the SEIU.
Though, I have to make an exception for these two news anchors at ABC’s WVII affiliate in Bangor, Maine, who quit — live and on the air — during an evening broadcast:
Kudos to Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio for standing up for what is a dying (already dead?) set of professional ethics in the world of media and journalism.
Why’d they quit? The most telling bit is this:
“It’s a culmination of ongoing occurrences that took place the last several years and basically involved upper-management practices that we both strongly disagreed with,” she continued. “It’s a little complicated, but we were expected to do somewhat unbalanced news, politically, in general.“
Any guesses as to which way they were being ordered to slant their political coverage? I’d bet you my pay check against yours that it was “to the Left.”