I have a few thoughts on Tricia Macke this morning which is odd because I never think of Tricia Macke. She’s a news anchor on WXIX, Channel 19. What time of day she’s on, I have no idea. I know I’ve watched her a few times but it’s been several years ago.
She’s been in the news lately. On October 12, Macke got herself in trouble on her Facebook page when she called MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow an “angry young man.” I don’t know why she said it, but she herself have angered a lot of people—so many that she’s had to come out and say she’s sorry for her remarks.
In her statement, Macke says her remarks about Maddow “do not reflect my firm beliefs in individual and equal rights.” That’s all well and good, but I would take more stock in this if Macke would explain this on her newscast. That way, Maddow may actually get to hear the apology and explanation without it being buried in a local press release.
Out of curiosity, I went to Facebook to see if I’m friends with Tricia Macke. I don’t ever keep track of this stuff. When I looked at her page, I couldn’t help but notice she’s removed her face from her profile. I also couldn’t help but notice her October 12 remarks have been removed. I guess that shouldn’t be any surprise.
Apparently, Ms. Macke and I are not Facebook friends. Again, she’s never been on my mind at all, but now she kind of is, thanks to her remarks. Until I’m sure she’s not a bigot, I don’t think I want to be a Facebook friend of hers and there’s no point in starting to watch her on television now. Macke has been around long enough to know better than to say what she said. Let me know if you feel the same way.
(Image from news.cincinnati.com)