Pittsburgh TV Station Cans Employee Who Went Rogue To Rip Tom Brady During Broadcast
You have to royally fuck up to be fired from your job, generally speaking. Harassment, being late to a dog show with pooches that are covered in ketchup and mustard, and falling off the jetway trying to return a briefcase all come to mind.
But what an employee for Pittsburgh affiliate KDKA did goes beyond casual workplace harassment. It is disgusting. Indefensible. Revolting. *Looks up synonyms for gross* Nauseating. Stomach-churning. Ok, I’m becoming annoyed with myself.
During KDKA’s 4 o’clock news segment, a devious employee inserted added a description of Tom Brady that read “Known cheater.”
Welp, that employee is likely updating his resume as I type this because the CBS affiliate canned him/her.
KDKA shared its statement with SI.com:
While fans are entitled to have personal opinions, we have a journalistic responsibility to provide unbiased reporting. The graphic that appeared Monday violated our news standards. The individual who created the graphic no longer works for KDKA-TV.
I’m not clairvoyant, but I’d be willing to guess that this person won’t have trouble finding a new job in literally any other place in the country other than New England. Don’t cry for him.
[h/t Sports Illustrated]