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Have you ever had a slip of the tongue that led you to say something embarrassing? Apparently Richard A. Reingold and Robert Hubbard never have. Reingold and Hubbard are respectively the general manager of News10NBC in Rochester, N.Y, and president of the Hubbard Television group, which licenses the station.
According to The Washington Post, the two are standing by their decision to fire metereologist Jeremy Kappell for having tripped over the last name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a live broadcast, pronouncing it in a manner that sounded to some ears as though he had said coon.
Incident - Friday - Outpouring - Support - Kappell
The incident, which occurred last Friday, prompted an unusual outpouring of support for Kappell, unusual in that it comes from people on the Left as well as the Right. Veteran TV weather reader Al Roker tweeted:
Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. also believes the station went too far in its dismissal of Kappell.
WHAM - Rochester - Station - Support - Kappell
According to WHAM, another Rochester station, support for Kappell’s reinstatement is growing online, fueled partly by a video statement he released in which he appealed to the better angels of Reingold and...
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