Why, WTAE, WHY?2 min read
Now is Might 11, 2022.
The New York Periods published this on March 31, 2016:
About two months right after a grisly taking pictures in a Pittsburgh suburb, Wendy Bell, a nearby news anchor for WTAE-Television set, wrote a community Fb article that centered in element on obtaining hope and featuring kindness.
But just before the providing kindness element, she swerved into racial commentary that led to her remaining fired on Wednesday.
She was responding to a shooting at a yard occasion on March 9 in Wilkinsburg, Pa., that killed 5 persons, together with a expecting girl. No a person has been arrested, and the police have not but publicly recognized suspects.
Nonetheless in her Facebook post on March 21, which was later on edited and at some point deleted, Ms. Bell performed detective in a way that some felt relied on harming stereotypes.
So WTAE fired the noxious Wendy Bell on Wednesday March 30, 2016. For these who haven’t located the date calculator web page, which is 2,233 days or 6 years, 1 thirty day period and 11 times back.
It was all more than the news:
Wendy Bell, an award-winning journalist with WTAE-Television for 18 many years, was fired Wednesday for reviews she designed on her Facebook page.
A statement from Hearst Television, the station’s parent business, reported, “WTAE has ended its marriage with anchor Wendy Bell. Wendy’s latest comments on a WTAE Fb site were being inconsistent with the company’s ethics and journalistic standards.”
WTAE-Television fired longtime news anchor Wendy Bell on Wednesday, a lot more than a week immediately after she posted a controversial information on Facebook.
And so on.
So why am I publishing this?
Due to the fact I identified this at WTAE’s internet site this early morning:
I snagged a display screen shot with anything that could be dated. See the “Breaking News” banner?
That’s this story.
But wait around there is certainly additional!
You can find even a slideshow named “20 Issues You Failed to Know About Wendy Bell“
Factors like (and these are real captions from the pictures):
- At age 18, Wendy was Bachelorette #3 on an episode of “The All New Courting Game” in 1988… and she received. (slide 5 of 30)
- Wendy went to substantial university with actor Ricky Schroder. (slide 8 of 30)
- Wendy nearly went to the promenade with Erik Menendez, who was also a scholar at her school. (slide 11 of 30)
Hey, WTAE! You showed Wendy the proverbial door 6 several years ago. Surely you can find someone to force a button and entirely take away the noxious Wendy Bell from your normally trustworthy site.
I am absolutely sure this is just an oversight on your portion. It’s time to take care of it.