A Facebook post by a veteran Milwaukee newscaster in which he voiced the wish that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had died instead of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has led to his suspension.
Ted Perry, the longtime anchor of the evening news on Fox6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was ousted after joking on his personal Facebook page that “2020 takes Alex Trebek but leaves Mitch McConnell? Just end already.”
The comment sparked outrage and was deleted by Perry, but the damage was done. He has since deleted his entire Facebook and Twitter accounts, according to a report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“I made a statement on my personal Facebook page that was insensitive and does not reflect my journalist values and I was not speaking on behalf of my employer,” Perry wrote on Facebook before deleting the service. “I deeply apologize for my inappropriate and outrageous comments and have deleted them accordingly.”