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.