Milwaukee head news anchor Ted Perry has been suspended by his news station for a Facebook post on his personal page asking why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) couldn’t have died instead of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.
“2020 takes Alex Trebek but leaves Mitch McConnell?” Perry wrote in the now-deleted post, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “Just end already.
Perry shut down his Facebook and Twitter pages after the comment came to light and commenters called him “biased,” demanding his ouster.
Perry eventually apologized for the comment.
“I made a statement on my personal page that was insensitive and does not reflect my journalist values and I was not speaking on behalf of my employer,” Perry’s apology read. “I deeply apologize for my inappropriate and outrageous comments and have deleted them accordingly.”
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