August 11, 2010
Anchor Doug McKelway in Hot Water for Mentioning BP Contributions to Obama
Posted by Dave Blount at August 11, 2010 8:19 AM
Bernie Goldberg, a veteran of the liberal fever swamp CBS News, says there's no media conspiracy — left-wing journalists just live in a bubble that protects them from exposure to anyone who doesn't share their point of view. However, occasionally a reporter strays from the fold and requires discipline:
Long-time DC TV news anchor Doug McKelway has been suspended by local ABC affiliate WJLA-TV (owned by Allbritton Communications, the same people who own the paper and website Politico) after a standup report last month from a liberal cap-and-trade rally trying to capitalize on the BP oil spill.
"According to several of McKelway's colleagues," reported Paul Farhi in The Washington Post, "the newsman's reporting may have lapsed into partisan territory when he commented live on the air about the oil industry's influence in Washington, particularly its contributions to Democratic politicians and legislators" — which must have included bigtime BP recipient Barack Obama.
Fortunately I believe they're still hiring at Fox News — and will keep hiring until FNC has a monopoly on journalists with enough integrity to challenge the Obamination Administration.
On a tip from Charles.