WDRB has devoted a significant amount of airtime this week to refuting allegations that anchor Lindsay Allen used a racial slur in referring to Tiger Woods during a newscast.
On Monday morning, while talking about Woods’s recent run-in with a hot dog, Allen stumbled a bit, making it sound as though she used the the N-word. 19-year-old viewer Anthony Graves complained to the station about the incident and followed up his complaint by contacting the NAACP and several media outlets.
Allen’s slip-up quickly went viral, leading her to issue a series of on-air clarifications and apologize if “any viewers were offended” (video inside).
According to NewsBlues, WDRB led its 6:30 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts with clarifications about Allen’s slip-up.
“Lindsay has done nothing wrong and we want to be outspoken about that,” said WDRB news director Barry Fulmer. “I have spoken to many media outlets and the message is very clear that we support her 100%. We have nothing to hide. I want everyone to know that we are very transparent at what we do here at WDRB.”