KTVA Canceled for two nights as a result of Nick McDermott’s scheme to smear Joe Miller

By Sam Foster

Here is bit of poetic justice for the news station and reporters who were caught on tape trying to manufacture a scandal for Joe Miller, thus becoming the subject of one. Anchorage Daily News reports (H/T to CUNY School of Journalism) that the station KTVA has missed two news broadcasts while their staff received journalistic ethics training:

Two newscasts from Anchorage's CBS news affiliate, KTVA-TV Channel 11, were canceled Wednesday so staff could deal with fallout from a phone message left by a station employee on the voice mail of a staff member working on Senate candidate Joe Miller's campaign Oct. 28, the station announced on its website.

Wednesday's 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. broadcasts were canceled because of time constraints related to an internal discussion on journalistic ethics, according to a message the station's general manager, Jerry Bever, posted at KTVA.com.

Bever also read the statement on the air before the scheduled 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts. Programming then switched to reruns of "The New Adventures of Old Christine," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

The article also alludes to the mysterious firing of two news producers two days after the scam. While the shake up is a welcome sight, the root of the problem still exists; activist liberal journalists.

1 comment:

  1. Journalistic Ethics Classes? Bwahahahahaha. What did the instructors have them do? Write on a blackboard "In the future, I'll make sure my iPhone has actually disconnected so I can't get caught" one thousand times?


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