Friday, May 24, 2013

Anchor Away in St. Louis; Fired for anti-Obama Post

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Larry Conners, St. Louis'  longest-serving 10 p.m. news anchor, has been pink-slipped by KMOV-TV for a Facebook post critical of the Obama Administration, Mediaite reported today.

Conners, who conducted a feisty interview with President Obama during the 2012 campaign, alleged in a May 13 Facebook post: "I don't accept 'conspiracy theories,' but I do know that almost immediately after the interview, the IRS started hammering me....Can I prove it? At this time, no. But it is a fact that since the April 2012 interview...the IRS has been pressuring me."

Conners publicly backed off from his post on the air, but the station wasn't mollified. In a statement regarding his termination on its Web site, KMOV-TV said Conners exhibited an "appearance of bias that is inconsistent with important journalistic standards."

Anchorman consumed by paranoia. News at 10...
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