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Fox 19 anchor back on the air after suspension for calling Rachel Maddow an ‘angry young man’ on Facebook

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Tricia Macke, an Ohio news anchor for Fox 19, was suspended over disparaging comments she made about the MSNBC host on her personal Facebook page.

A Fox news anchor was back on the air Tuesday night following a 2-day suspension for calling MSNBC host Rachel Maddow an “angry young man” on Facebook.
Tricia Macke, an anchor for Ohio’s Fox 19, took to her personal Facebook page last month to rant against the cable news personality, writing “Rachel Maddow is such an angry young man” on Oct. 12.
She was quickly criticized by her Facebook followers, who compared the comment to making racist jokes.
“I am sorry,” Macke wrote to one such fan. “I should have said antagonistic.”
Commenters then took issue with the fact that the anchor did not acknowledge that her choice of words in calling Maddow a “man” was offensive.
“I knew what I was saying,” Macke responded.
The exchange, which was since removed from her Facebook page, was captured in screengrabs posted by GLAAD, which launched a petition in partnership with Equality Ohio calling on Fox 19 to condemn Macke’s remark.
“Referring to Maddow as a ‘man’ because she is a gay woman is completely unacceptable for someone in the business of journalism,” GLAAD said in a press release last week, putting out a call on Twitter and across the Internet to spread the word.

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  1. bitterclinger

    November 15th, 2012

    I’m still waiting for the day when one of the aggrieved parties demands an apology and is either met with silence or a resounding “no.”

    Enough already.

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  2. Anonymous

    November 15th, 2012

    Well Madcow DOES look and actlike an angry young man. What’s the problem? Oh…that old political correctness thing.

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  3. AbigailAdams

    November 15th, 2012

    Sorry, the gays who would be upset with that remark are less than .05 percent of the population. The rest would agree with it. Besides the “operation”, maddow has done everything else to come off as a man and can no longer hide behind her or her fans’ female skirts of faux outrage.

    If a woman who wants oak trees destroyed because of her neurosis can be justifiably ridiculed for being a sandwich short of a picnic, then the .05 percent who are trying to normalize their “lifestyle” by waging cultural jihad on the rest of us are no less deserving of our ridicule. And that goes doubly for people who have face implants and operations to make themselves look like cats.

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  4. Horrorman18

    November 15th, 2012

    I hate the double edged sword….I would have said ” the angry butch boy”

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  5. Ricky

    November 15th, 2012

    So, Just who exactlty is this Raphael Madcow person?

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  6. Bad Brad

    November 15th, 2012

    AbigailAdams, Exactly, I’m so tired of this PC crap I could shit Twinkies. And if I could shit Twinkies I’d be the only one producing them anymore.

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  7. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 15th, 2012

    Rachel Maddow AssBook entry #30

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  8. AbigailAdams

    November 15th, 2012

    Bad Brad — My guess is they weren’t at odds over the “boy” part of the comment, but the “angry” part. To the peacenic Left, it’s not okay to angry because then you’ve lost control.

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  9. Debbie

    November 15th, 2012

    Man haircut. Check.
    Man suit. Check.

    What’s the problem?

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  10. Buck Ofama

    November 15th, 2012

    Another example of the truth being suppressed. ;)

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  11. Unneutral

    November 15th, 2012

    The left IS out of control so I fail to see their problem.

    Oh, wait, that’s right, it’s truth that offends them…. carry on

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  12. Diann

    November 15th, 2012

    Oh come on. She wears man clothes. She has her hair cropped really short and wears glasses that make her look like Buddy holly. For GLAAD to get the vapors over this is moronic. If Maddow would be offended by being called a boy, I think she wouldn’t try so hard to look like one.

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  13. SgtZim

    November 15th, 2012

    She’s a man trapped in a woman’s body who likes women but doesn’t want to be characterized as a man but she dresses like a man with a bit of style and who’s not afraid of his feminine side but dammit she can do anything a crossdressing hermaphrodite eskimo can do and I forgot where I was going…

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  14. Mohammed's pink swastika

    November 15th, 2012

    Again, Rachel Maddow as far as i can tell is just John Stewart in drag. What’s the problem?

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  15. It's a DUCK

    November 15th, 2012

    Does it Quack?
    Does it look like a duck?
    Does it act like a duck?

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  16. dude

    November 15th, 2012

    So she should have said “he is a happy young man”?

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  17. Stirrin the B.S.

    November 15th, 2012

    The description was acurate. Madcow was hot in high school and/or college. She chose to go butch at some point, and now she is a MANcow.

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  18. Moe tom

    November 15th, 2012

    Ricky. She is a dyke anchor on MSNBC who broadcasts sometimes with her sister Chris Hayes and her stool pushing asshole buddies Chris Mathews and Lawrence O’Donnell.

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  19. IronyCurtain

    November 15th, 2012

    “Referring to Maddow as a ‘man’ because she is a gay woman is …”

    No, referring to Maddow as a ‘man’ because MADDOW LOOKS LIKE A DAMN MAN!!!

    But, as I’ve always said, there does seem to be something just a little bit effeminate about this Maddow guy.

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  20. Maudie N Mandeville

    November 15th, 2012

    One of them has to be on top, ‘in charge’, so to speak. So Rachel is the one that receives all of the ‘attention’? Figures.

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  21. Dano

    November 15th, 2012

    Rachel Maddow is a WOMAN??!!

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  22. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 15th, 2012

    What does this Macke look like? Maybe FOX should put her on national…

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  23. Bad Brad

    November 15th, 2012

    AbigailAdams: It is true the first one that loses control in a confrontational situation usually loses. And it looks like Hostess is shutting down and shedding 1,800 jobs. Union’s got what they deserved this time around. No more Twinkies.

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  24. Bad Brad

    November 15th, 2012

    Boobie: She’s pretty damn hot.

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  25. norman einstein

    November 15th, 2012

    Oh, hell…he’s not so YOUNG.

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  26. Moe tom

    November 15th, 2012

    Bad Brad. Who be Hot? What the fu*k you drinkin’?

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  27. Bad Brad

    November 15th, 2012

    Tom. No, the picture I saw was a young blonde with short hair, what are you guys looking at?

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  28. AbigailAdams

    November 15th, 2012

    Bad Brad — yeah, I know. Better get your Hostess Twinkies before they’re made my one of the conglomerates, I guess. I never liked them much, but Twinkies are an American icon and for that I hope the union goons are satisfied. I had a Hostess Snoball recently, though, and it brought back all the memories of junior high. They haven’t changed a thing, except the price.

    I wish the unions would bring down Apple so that all the young, hip obama voters could understand the problem.

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  29. Jerry Manderin

    November 15th, 2012

    Tricia OBVIOUSLY reads this blog.

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  30. Bad Brad

    November 15th, 2012

    WELL, she ain’t no Gretta now is she.

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  31. Moe tom

    November 15th, 2012

    Brad That’s the picture of Holly Petraeus just before she married the General. Madcow has black hair and an adam’s apple.

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  32. SR

    November 15th, 2012

    More like an angry old cow.

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  33. Bad Brad

    November 15th, 2012

    Wow, we are going to need to coordinate our sober nights so were are communtaten properly. My first comment was to Boobie saying the Anchor from the Fox affiliate was somewhat attractive, not about the angry young man.

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  34. Xavier

    November 15th, 2012

    Notice how the critics fell back to their default ‘racism’ stance? Apparently gheys are a race now, along with musloids. Which really doesn’t bother me, because it’s the first step in recognizing they’re actually a separate species.

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  35. AbigailAdams

    November 15th, 2012

    Xavier — It would certainly be refreshing if we were overrun with actual space aliens so the term “race” stood in stark contrast to the Left’s use of the word.

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  36. Doc

    November 15th, 2012

    You mean after all this time she didn’t know she was an angry old dyke?

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  37. Freeshiticus

    November 15th, 2012

    So the dude gets pissed about being called angry? WTF? He should just convert to islam and get it over with.

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  38. Gracie

    November 15th, 2012

    Ed Shultz can call Laura Ingram a SLUT, a talk-show slut, and THIS is what upsets the left? Sickening.
    And Maddow looks like a freakin’ man, what’s the problem?

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  39. MN Patriot

    November 15th, 2012

    @AbigailAdams, unions can’t take down Apple.
    There is no slave union. I don’t think unions are allowed in China.
    Madcow goes out of her way to look like a man, adams apple and all.

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  40. Kairn

    November 15th, 2012

    No different than it will be when Mancow finally does get her sex reassignment surgery. The first time someone refers to the now, ahem, ‘him’ as a ‘her’ the left will go all squealy, “Gender bias! Gender bias!”

    I don’t know about the racist part. How does that fit in to a joke about someone’s gender? This is getting so ridiculous I’m going to be called a racist if I inadvertently neglect to use my turn signal while driving in front of a person with more skin pigment than me or they happen to be gay.

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  41. Corona

    November 15th, 2012

    “Does this Adams’ Apple make my butt look big?”

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  42. Moe tom

    November 15th, 2012

    You know guys I’m getting depressed. All this shit is draining me.
    John Kerry Sec of Defense?
    “Lying Lacky” Rice as Sec of State?
    Patreous Lying
    POTUS Lying
    Panetta Lying
    The POTUS punk’s attitude.
    Four dead Americans.
    Two cunts getting all the attention
    Generals who would not make a pimple on a Private’s ass.
    A media without a journalist with courage
    I’m going to the VA Hospital tomorrow to look for a head shrink who may help me.
    We are in deep shit!

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  43. Anonymous

    November 16th, 2012

    Finally something in <ohio <i am proud of.

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  44. Nutjob

    November 16th, 2012

    She should’ve said she’s a mad man with meat flaps. Who the hell cares about her?
    Or are her feelings more important than 4 people dieing in an embassy, high unemployment, an economy about to tank, and 60,000 people without food and power more important?

    The left is pure batshit crazy.

    Frederich Goebbels would be proud of these bootstomping idiot followers.

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  45. Lisl

    November 16th, 2012

    Oh…I didn’t know she was gay. Before you pounce, just know I don’t have TV and only see Maddow in clips here and there. But I can’t stand her voice and her demeanor, so I rarely watch all the way.

    Or maybe my gadar is just defective.

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  46. Chieftain

    November 16th, 2012

    I think the confusion is caused by Rachel being named “Ugliest Man on Campus” when she was in College….

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  47. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 16th, 2012

    I don’t see where Madcow had anything to say about the whole thing. This was a knee-jerk reaction by the queer mafia and an equally knee-jerk reaction by the Cincinnati TV station worried about its FCC license.

    BTW, did the hot blonde just come back from a week in Islamorada or is she related to John Boehner?

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  48. Stache

    November 16th, 2012

    Holy crap! He’s gay?! wtf? who paid that close attention?

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