A reporter who worked for NBC affiliate KTTC-TV in Minnesota was fired on Friday for sporting a “Make America Great Again” hat while covering a Trump rally.
Jim Bunner, one of the station’s multimedia journalists, covered the Trump rally in Rochester, Minnesota on Thursday. While at the rally he wore a red MAGA hat and a jacket with the station’s logo. . .
— Mark Vancleave 📹+📷 (@MDVancleave) October 5, 2018
Bunner was active on social media and made his conservative leanings known. At one point he had an NRA banner on his profile picture and he even posted a video of himself dancing in the newsroom in celebration of President Trump’s inauguration, BuzzFeed reported.
The photos of Bunner were taken by Mark Vancleave, a video journalist for Minneapolis’ Star Tribune.
1) Colleague not coworker.
2) Because of responses like I've gotten here it's imperative that journalists do a better job of calling out our peers who aren't upholding fundamental ethical standards.
— Mark Vancleave 📹+📷 (@MDVancleave) October 6, 2018
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