Tricia Macke, an anchor at Cincinnati's
FOX19 television station, has apologized for calling MSNBC host
Rachel Maddow an “angry young man.”
“Rachel Maddow is such an angry young
man,” Macke wrote in an October 12 Facebook post.
Several commenters chided Macke, and
one suggested she should apologize.
“[Y]ou are right … I am sorry,”
Macke responded. “I should have said antagonistic.”
Another commenter noted that Macke had
also referenced Maddow's sexual orientation.
“I knew what I was saying,” she
Two gay rights groups, Ohio Equality
and GLAAD, on Friday called on FOX19 to repudiate the comments.
“I recently posted comments on my
personal Facebook page regarding cable news anchor Rachel Maddow
which were insensitive and inappropriate,” Macke
said in a statement released on Friday. “I apologize to Ms.
Maddow and any others who may have been offended by my comments, as
they do not reflect my firm beliefs in individual and equal rights,
and they certainly do not represent the opinions or position of my