Should Fox 4′s smarmy morning anchor Mark Alford be fired for reportedly referring to folks in San Francisco as “San Fran-Sicko(s)?
At least one gay activist in Kansas City believes so and has created a Facebook page titled MarkAlfordMustBeFired and issued a news release calling for Alford to be fired.
Alford refused to comment to Bottom Line regarding the situation.
“Kansas City’s WDAF FOX 4 affiliate news anchor Mark Alford followed a morning news story regarding a nudist event in San Francisco, C.A., and following a video interview of two men who appeared to be involved in an LGBT activity, Alford concluded the segment stating “San Fran-Sicko(s),” says a news release issued Wednesday.
“It is my opinion that Alford should be fired. Is it in our best interest to continue to let this bigoted behavior occur go with accountability? Can we accept yet another apology for such behavior; especially from a news anchor that injects personal opinion on the news objective, and in such a cruel manner. The LGBT population deserves justice and retribution for this outrage.”
On the Facebook page a person identified as Mark Ferbet says he sent this note to FOX 4 via its Problem Solvers contact line:
Local News Anchor Mark Alford makes LGBT slur on news program, and Fox 4 News has ignored the outcry. Has allowed this ignorant individual to keep his job, and is insensitive to LGBT issues. Since I can not contact the management directly, as you have no place for that here on your website. I, and other outraged citizens of the Kansas City Metro area will continue to use whatever platform we have to get Management’s attention about this.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012: Kansas City’s WDAF FOX 4 affiliate news anchor Mark Alford followed a morning news story regarding a nudist event in San Francisco, C.A., and following a video interview of two men who appeared to be involved in an LGBT activity, Alford concluded the segment stating “San Fran-Sicko(s)”. Not only was Mark Alford’s use of the term “San Fran-Sicko(s)” rude, it was a direct attack on the citizens of that City, and the LGBT community, based on the story that was being played.
Mark Alford has a history of making really stupid and ignorant remarks, and Fox 4 News has continued to allow this childish behavior on their “coveted” morning show. Opinions such as Mark’s have no place in the news… unless of course you are trying to be a product of FOX NEWS, which places your entire organization as suspect of having an agenda beyond reporting the news fairly and unbiased.
An apology from Mark Alford for his Rude comment on air should be mandatory. At the very least… his removal from your morning programming would improve the overall morning news show.
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