GLAAD and Equality Ohio are calling for WXIX to condemn remarks anchor Tricia Macke made on Facebook calling MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow “an angry young man.”
Macke, who anchors the 6:30 and 10 p.m. newscasts on the Cincinnati Fox affiliate, posted on Facebook page October 12: “Rachel Maddow is such an angry young man.”
After people posted critical comments on the update, Macke responded, “I am sorry … I should have said antagonistic.” The update has since been deleted from Macke’s page (see a screenshot, via GLAAD, after the jump).
In a statement, GLAAD called on WXIX and its parent company, Raycom Media, to “take swift action to condemn Macke’s remarks.”
“Macke owes an apology not only to viewers, but to young people in Ohio who are subjected to unfair bullying and harassment like this on a daily basis,” GLAAD president Herndon Graddick said.
>Update: WXIX and Macke have issued an apology for her remarks.