Tricia Macke, a Fox news anchor for the Cincinnati division WXIX-TV, has been suspended after a homophobic post on her Facebook page directed at lesbian Rachel Maddow, who is host of MSNBC’s highest-rated program, The Rachel Maddow Show.
Macke wrote that Maddow is “such an angry young man.” When some comments called her out for being discriminatory, Macke poured salt in the wound by responding, “I am sorry. I should have said antagonistic.”
Of course, after being suspended and taken off the air for two days, Macke is much more apologetic. In an attempt to do the right thing keep her job, she released an apology:
I recently posted comments on my personal Facebook page regarding cable news anchor Rachel Maddow which were insensitive and inappropriate. I apologize to Ms. Maddow and any others who may have been offended by my comments, as they do not reflect my firm beliefs in individual and equal rights, and they certainly do not represent the opinions or position of my employer WXIX-TV.
You know, I’d let Tricia slide for being a childish bitch because she is a news anchor on Fox, after all, but it’s the way she responded to the backlash on her Facebook page (before Fox’s PR team made her respond their way) that shows her true colours. As she said in one of the comments, “I knew what I was saying” and obviously didn’t give a shit if it was bigoted.