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Anti-Outing D.C. TV Host Doug McKelway Outed As Partisan Jerk

Doug McKelway, the host of D.C.’s Let’s Talk Live, last year threatened to punch Mike Rogers when he appeared as a guest on McKelway’s television show to defend outing anti-gay politicos. (McKelway then went out of his way to talk about how he wasn’t sorry for the threat.) Turns out McKelway has a bit of an anger problem, not just against professional exposers.

He has an authority problem, too. Fun!

McKelway’s troubles began last month when he covered a Capitol Hill rally during WJLA’s noon newscast. The rally by religious and environmental groups was to protest BP’s response to the gulf oil spill and to advocate for legislation favoring renewable energy sources. According to several of McKelway’s colleagues, the newsman’s reporting may have lapsed into partisan territory when he commented live on the air about the oil industry’s influence in Washington, particularly its contributions to Democratic politicians and legislators.

The episode led to a meeting between McKelway and Bill Lord, WJLA’s station manager and news director, that featured sharp exchanges between them, said several newsroom sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak about a personnel issue. “The issue wasn’t what he said in the live shot. It was what he said when he was questioned about it by Bill,” said one of McKelway’s colleagues. “The issue is insubordination.”

McKelway’s employment status with WJLA remains in limbo, but really if they were smart they’d give him his own Jerry Springer-style afternoon show. At least during sweeps.

[WaPo]

By:           JD
On:           Aug 12, 2010
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  • 9 Comments
    • Jack E. Jett
      Jack E. Jett

      He needs a good spit fucking and he’ll be good to go.

      Aug 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rrr
      rrr

      This right wing guy has to be a closet case, right? Who else would publicly threaten to punch a documentary film maker for outing right wing closet case hypocrites who work against gay rights?

      Aug 12, 2010 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff
      Geoff

      This guy is an arrogant dick, always has been – I live in DC and saw this live. He current suspension will likely be for good. The sad part is that his father is an award winning journalist; too bad he doesn’t act like dad…

      Aug 12, 2010 at 9:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James
      James

      The station let him get away with a lot in the past, that’s why he thought he was Teflon. He’s an arrogant ass, I quit watching Channel 7 WJLA news after the Mike Rogers incident. It’s about time they stood up to him.

      Aug 13, 2010 at 9:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Roger
      Roger

      LORD FORBID there’s one conservative on a real news program!

      Dear God, you flaming liberals are the worst: you want every fucking reporter and anchor to share YOUR views, and get your panties in a twist when one guy has the AUDACITY to tell the truth about what is happening in the gulf and with BP and with the corporate connections to Obama and the DNC. You’re pathetic!

      Liberal bias in journalism is real and finally exposed! Thank God!

      http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/29/political-operatives-on-journolist-worked-to-shape-news-coverage/

      Aug 13, 2010 at 5:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adman
      adman

      I’d love for this guy to call me out to the sidewalk, have a new set of teeth, free off charge, overgrown tittie baby!

      Aug 13, 2010 at 7:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jacob
      Jacob

      Oh my god, Thats the news guy me and my mom always talk about. We both had a talk about how he from outta no where started putting his opinion on news stories. and it was a very narrow minded bias opinion. thank you for reporting this.

      Aug 14, 2010 at 12:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vic
      Vic

      Yep – I’m in DC and I would love to run into this asshole.He would not be so mouthy to me on gay issues.

      Aug 16, 2010 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • julie hall
      julie hall

      I cant understand why DOUG WOULD BE SUSPENDED WHEN WE LISTEN TO THE LIBERAL DIANE SAWYER. KATIE COURIC AND OTHERS WITH THEIR LEFT LEANING BIAS. SO HE IS SUSPENDED FOR HAVING A CONSERVATIVE OPINION?

      Sep 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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