It's not like we all didn't see this one coming.
KMOV Anchor Larry Connors was suspended by the station, even though they never called it a suspension, now he has been fired.
Connors claimed they he was a target of the IRS after he did an interview with President Obama. But he then admitted that his IRS troubles were happening before he ever sat down with the President.
Connors was barred from posting on his Facebook page and hired a lawyer. It was obvious that this wasn't going to end well.
His almost 30 year career at KMOV ended with a brief paragraph from the GM posted on the station's website:
We regret to announce that Larry Conners is no longer a KMOV news reporter. Larry was a valued member of KMOV for a long time, and we will miss him.
For KMOV, there is no higher cause than unbiased, objective news reporting. It is what our viewers expect and it is what we work very hard to deliver. We can accept no less. Larry is certainly entitled to his opinion, but taking a personal political position on one of the Station’s Facebook pages creates an appearance of bias that is inconsistent with important journalistic standards. Larry’s departure has nothing to do with the particular position he took, but it does have to do with our belief that his actions made it impossible for him to report for KMOV on certain political matters going forward without at least an appearance of bias. Bringing you accurate and unbiased reporting is the reason we exist.
KMOV TV President & GM