Wendy Bell from WTAE was fired for alleged ‘racist’ comments. Since her time at the station she has won 21 Emmy awards. Do you think Bell had bad intentions with her comment?
A Pittsburgh TV station has fired a white anchorwoman over racist comments she posted on Facebook about a deadly mass shooting.
WTAE severed ties with Wendy Bell following her controversial comments she made about a suburban ambush that left five people – including a pregnant woman and her unborn child – dead on March 9.
Parent company Hearst Television said Bell’s comments were ‘inconsistent with the company’s ethics and journalistic standards.’
It comes less than 48 hours after the journalist, who has won 21 regional Emmys, apologized for the vulgar remarks.
In the virulent rant on March 21, she wrote: ‘You needn’t be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts two weeks ago Wednesday.
‘They are young black men, likely teens or in their early 20s.
‘They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers and their mothers work multiple jobs. These boys have been in the system before.
‘They’ve grown up there. They know the police. They’ve been arrested.’
She also goes on to contrast the ‘young black men’ with a black teen she witnessed bussing tables at a restaurant, saying that teen would ‘make it’.
Bell also mentions how she praised the black teen’s work ethic to the restaurant manager, then wondered ‘how long it had been since someone told him he was special’.