KMOV-TV president Mark Pimentel says dismissed anchorman Larry Conners “is certainly entitled to his opinion, but taking a personal political position on one of the Station’s Facebook pages creates an appearance of bias that is inconsistent with important journalistic standards.”
Conners was taken off the air last week after claiming on Facebook that the IRS “started hammering me” after he asked President Obama some “hard questions” during an interview. Conners later admitted that his dealings with the IRS began years earlier.
Larry’s departure has nothing to do with the particular position he took, but it does have to do with our belief that his actions made it impossible for him to report for KMOV on certain political matters going forward without at least an appearance of bias. Bringing you accurate and unbiased reporting is the reason we exist.