Milwaukee News Anchor Suspended After Making Grotesque McConnell, Trebek Joke

Milwaukee News Anchor Suspended After Making Grotesque McConnell, Trebek Joke


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An off-color social media statement has landed a local media personality in the dog house.

Prominent Milwaukee news anchor Ted Perry has been suspended by the Fox-owned station WITI-TV, sources told the New York Post, following a Facebook post in which the weeknight host seemed to suggest that he wished Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had died over the weekend rather than beloved “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.

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Trebek passed away early Sunday morning — an astounding 20 months after announcing his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Perry wrote on his personal Facebook account: “2020 takes Alex Trebek but leaves Mitch McConnell?

“Just end already.”

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