TV station employee behind Tom Brady ‘Known Cheater’ chyron fired
An employee of a television station in Pittsburgh behind a Tom Brady “Known Cheater” chyron has lost his job over the on-air troll job.
KDKA, Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate, announced in a statement that the staffer in question was fired over the Brady slight, a potshot presumably in reference to his role in the Deflategate saga years ago.
“While fans are entitled to have personal opinions, we have a journalistic responsibility to provide unbiased reporting,” KDKA announced. “The graphic that appeared Monday violated our news standards. The individual who created the graphic no longer works for KDKA-TV.”
As noted in KDKA’s statement, the incident in question occurred during a Monday news broadcast. The image of the chyron not surprisingly took social media by storm.
Pittsburgh TV station KDKA put “Known Cheater” on their caption for Tom Brady https://t.co/pGQYRgPPuZ pic.twitter.com/vjhzPQx4T1— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) January 30, 2019
The Brady-Cheater narrative recently reemerged thanks to a story that caught fire about a 10-year-old elementary school student in Kentucky who won a science fair after forwarding the hypothesis that the Patriots signal-caller committed a scientifically provable malfeasance with Deflategate.
For what it’s worth, young Ace Davis, after rigorous examination, concluded that Brady is in fact a cheater. The kid clearly must be among all the Patriots haters out there.