Duluth TV news director quits over Facebook comment about Native American man

Jason Vincent

Fox 21 (Duluth) news director Jason Vincent wrote on his Facebook page last Wednesday: “Add drunk, homeless, Native American man to the list of animals that have wandered into my yard … Then he proceed [sic] to wave at me and give me the peace sign when he spotted me in the window. Wow …”

Vincent and his station apologized after the status update started circulating on social media, but the controversy didn’t die down and Fox 21 general manager Jackie Bruenjes announced Monday night that Vincent resigned.

“Jason has elected to take a new job assignment,” her statement said; it didn’t disclose the new position.

* Fox 21 news director resigns over Facebook flap (Duluth News Tribune)
* Earlier: TV news director criticized over Facebook post (Duluth News Tribune)
* Protesters: “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Jason Vincent’s got to go!” (WDIO.com)