Pittsburgh CBS-affiliate KDKA fired a staffer over a graphic that labeled Tom Brady a “known cheater.”
“The chyron in question ran during KDKA’s 4 o’clock news and identified Brady, who was memorably suspended by the NFL for his role in the Deflategate scandal, as a “known cheater,'” Sports Illustrated reported.
A KTKA representative provided iMediaEthics with the following statement:
“While fans are entitled to have personal opinions, we have a journalistic responsibility to provide unbiased reporting. The graphic that appeared Monday violated our news standards. The individual who created the graphic no longer works for KDKA-TV.”
Hat Tip: Nick Case