Yesterday we reported that Cincinnati Fox19 News anchot Tricia Macke, who attacked MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Facebook last month by calling Maddow an ”Angry Young Man” on her Facebook page an apparent homophobic slur at Rachel Maddow being a lesbian. (Macke has since scrubbed her FB page clean of the posting but not before someone screenshot it)
Following a note from management on Fox 19’s Facebook page in which they apologized for Macke’s remarks, the reporter herself called the comments “insensitive and inappropriate.” She went on, “I apologize to Ms. Maddow and any others who may have been offended by my comments, as they do not reflect my firm beliefs in individual and equal rights, and they certainly do not represent the opinions or position of my employer WXIX-TV.”
Considering Macke’s original postings I personaly highly doubt that she would have ever apologized if her bosses at Fox 19 hadn’t stepped in and to them so to Fox19 – WXIX-TV we are grateful.
Lets just hope that Macke at least walked away with a lesson about “professionalism in the media” even if she didn’t learn one about her own bigotry and homophobia.