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BANGOR, Maine — Citing a longstanding battle with upper management over journalistic practices at their Bangor TV stations, news co-anchors Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced their resignations at the end of Tuesday’s 6 p.m. newscast.
“There was a constant disrespecting and belittling of staff and we both felt there was a lack of knowledge from ownership and upper management in running a newsroom to the extent that I was not allowed to structure and direct them professionally,” Michaels explained. “I couldn’t do everything I wanted to as a news director. There was a regular undoing of decisions.”
“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 explained. “It’s a little complicated, but we were expected to do somewhat unbalanced news, politically, in general.”
Originally posted by randomname
a possum has babies and it's front page news.
the local walmart raises their shopping cart deposit from a quarter to 50 cents and its breaking news.
the guy said he's going to continue his career in another capacity i.e. he's going back to bagging groceries and the lady said she's going to do some painting and some free lance writing i.e. she's going back to being a stay at home mom.
fight for change?
Originally posted by xszawe
ok they quit
but why dont they say exactly why and what they couldnt report on
the rest of the world already knows the usa news networks is propaganda garbage
so just quit instead of fighting for change
that will show them
TV news anchors resign on air
Originally posted by Kr0nZ
That was very anti-climatic, I was expecting a freak out. With the anchor literally telling them to shove it.