Fed-up Bangor co-anchors quit on air

Co-anchors Tony Consiglio and Cindy Michaels

In a move that shocked not only viewers, but their colleagues as well, popular co-anchors of Bangor, Maine’s ABC affiliate, WVII, jointly resigned, on-air, at the end of their broadcast Tuesday evening. Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio appeared gracious as they bade farewell to viewers and staff, but Consiglio told viewers, “Some recent developments have come to our attention, though, and departing together is the best alternative we can take.”

In a later interview the pair gave to Bangor Daily News, Michaels, who was also the news director, explained one of the reasons for the resignations:

It’s a culmination of ongoing occurrences that took place the last several years and basically involved upper management practices that we both strongly disagreed with. It’s a little complicated, but we were expected to do somewhat unbalanced news, politically, in general.

Consiglio then added that, “the balanced journalistic approach they use for all their stories was sometimes frowned upon.”

Hhmm. According to the Bangor Daily News, the pair didn’t elaborate on which way the politically unbalanced news was skewed to, but I bet we can take an educated guess.  And I think we should look to see if one or both anchors are quickly hired by the local “fair and balanced” Fox News Maine affiliate.

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Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Janeen@BizPacReview.com. Twitter: @JaneenBPR
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  • http://www.michellebirdsong.com michelle birdsong

    Now that's what has to happen to get America back on course. The men and women in the dominant media has to stand up for their journalistic principles or stand by and watch Obama and the democrats destroy America as we know it while the miss /uninformed think he's doing right by us. Hats off to these people who demonstrated their integrity and honesty. They are heroes.

    • Michael Louis Anders

      Heroes indeed!!! Well done my honorable friends, well done!

  • roger

    Yes people has to stand for they freedom.Show Obama we are not going to stand and watch them destroy our country and i mean show and stick to.I mean real show our government because they are a lot of dishonesty and corrupt people in the government.

  • Jim

    "Hhmm. According to the Bangor Daily News, the pair didn’t elaborate on which way the politically unbalanced news was skewed to, but I bet we can take an educated guess. "

    And you would be WRONG.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/30/business/media/

    I highly doubt, either of these two would work for FOX, regardless of the offer.