A radio Weatherman that once worked at the Fox station in Denver and the CBS station in Dallas was fired after making a racist post to social media.
KRLD Weatherman Bob Grossmann was watching the DNC, when he posted this:
The Dallas News writes that the comment came after black women whose children have died while in custody, in police shootings or other gun violence took the stage at the Democratic National Convention.
Goosmann later posted a comment on dallasnews.comthat said he didn't mean to denigrate the mothers or the lives lost.
"I was angry that the DNC used these mothers to garner votes, and that was it," he wrote.
He said some thought he was making a racial statement and he's sorry it caused such trouble for those who did.
"I used the word thugs in my post, but I thought a thug was just a violent person. The definition of thug does not mention any race," he wrote. "I will say I talked with an African American acquaintance and he told me that he feels like when he hears the word, it is in reference to an African American individual. I had NO IDEA."
Paul Mann, KRLD's news director, said Friday that Goosmann resigned as the station's chief meteorologist, "effective immediately."
The Facebook comment has since disappeared, and Goosmann's Twitter account has also been deleted.
In his online comment, Goosmann noted he resigned but would have been fired, "and rightly so."
"What I say online, no matter where, reflects upon my station and employer. KRLD is a great station, providing invaluable information to all listeners, and I am sorry if they have had to deal with all the repercussions."