A local Fox station suspended a morning show host for a comment made in reference to Kellyanne Conway, who holds the title of Counselor to the President in the new Trump administration.
Reuters reports that Fox 29 in Philadelphia — Fox-owned WTXF-TV — suspended “Good Day Philadelphia’s” Mike Jerrick for an indefinite period.
Jerrick “was discussing Conway’s use of the term ‘alternative facts’ on Tuesday with co-host Alex Holley and guests when he said the Trump aide was ‘good at bullshit,'” Reuters reports. “The group laughed at the remark before Holley apologized to the show’s audience.”
Fox Television Stations issued a statement indicating it had addressed the incident, but offering few details. The statement said: “This is not in line with Fox Television Stations guidelines.”
Reuters adds: “Jerrick, who has also hosted the nationally syndicated Fox talk show ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,’ wrote on Instagram late on Wednesday: ‘Night off. Why not. Always a good fight.’
“The post was followed by more than 150 comments, some from people who said they would boycott Fox until Jerrick’s return.”