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May 17, 2013 - 6:48 am

Larry Connors, since-forever KMOV-TV anchor, gets to take a few days off:

The station is examining Conners’ recent allegations that he was targeted by the Internal Revenue Service after interviewing President Barack Obama.

“He’s not suspended. We just all thought it made sense (for him) to take a few days off,” news director Sean McLaughlin said Thursday.

“We take this very seriously, and we don’t expect this to drag on. We’re still looking into the situation and weighing our options,” he said.

As I wrote the other day, Connors is a local institution — I was watching him in junior high three decades ago. McLaughlin may very well be playing with fire on this one.

(Hat tip, Nolte.)

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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What did he do, ask the Won a real question?
48 weeks ago
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Message from D.C. = keep your head down because we have ways...
48 weeks ago
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Welcome to fascist America.
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Devil's advocate here. How can we trust a reporter to report accurately if he has a personal bone to pick with the subject of the story? Conflict of interest.

I would be more worried about that question if this guy were, in fact, a reporter. As far as I know, he's just a talking head. It doesn't matter whether a talking head is a Republican or a Democrat, as long as he goes on the air and reads what's put in front of him.

So my question is, how much editorial control does this person have? Does he have the authority to direct the station's news team to pursue some stories while ignoring others? Does he decide what goes on the air as "tonight's top story?"

If there's reason not to trust him with the IRS story, then I could see why the station might want to shorten his leash a bit. He should recuse himself, if that's possible in a news organization. But there's no reason to fire him.
48 weeks ago
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“He’s not suspended. We just all thought it made sense (for him) to take a few days off,” news director Sean McLaughlin said Thursday.

Does "all" include Connors, Mr. McLaughlin????

Connors had the gall to ask Obama about all the 1st Family vacations when so many Americans are suffering, so naturally, now that Connors tells the truth about being targeted by the IRS for that, he gets a vacation of his own.
48 weeks ago
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Interesting, KMOV's FCC broadcast license needs to be renewed in less than a year. https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/kmov Just a coincidence I'm sure, no way that could influence their actions.
48 weeks ago
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So... press the Dear Leader, the IRS attacks. Expose the attack, lose your livelihood.

And I keep hearing from self-proclaimed "conservatives" that, as no one has named a particular "law" was broken, everything's fine and we should drop it.
48 weeks ago
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I wonder if the station cooperated with the IRS when this all went down???
48 weeks ago
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If "weighing our options" means they are looking for a way to get rid of him, it is absolutely going to backfire.
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