A Chicago AM radio host has been removed from his afternoon show after tweeting about WLS meteorologist Cheryl Scott.
Robert Feder reports WSCR’s Dan Bernstein tweeted about Scott, who has been rumored to be romantically linked to a Blackhawks player. Bernstein was also ordered to delete the tweet.
Minutes after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, Bernstein tweeted: “And the real award for this year’s close connection to the @NHLBlackhawks is @CherylScottWX!!” It apparently was an allusion to rumors linking Scott romantically with a Blackhawks player.
Last March Scott used social media to deny the rumors. Here is the text of her Instagram message:
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world . . . would do this, it would change the earth.” — William Faulkner
Some think they have the right to “write” just anything. Let me say this . . . RUMORS will never be truth. I feel bad for anyone who has had to go through a time when their world was interrupted because of hateful, negative words. Let’s all remember, we WRITE our OWN stories! Nobody else can steal that pen away.
On Tuesday, bosses of the Score received calls from ABC 7 management and Scott’s agent, attorney Andrew Stroth. Both objected strongly to the tone and inference of Bernstein’s tweet, according to sources familiar with the conversations.
By Wednesday, Bernstein had been slapped with a one-day suspension and was ordered to remove the message. Score producer Matt Abbatacola filled in for him alongside co-host Terry Boers. Bernstein is expected to return Thursday.
Score officials did not respond to requests for comment. Stroth declined to comment. Bernstein’s agent, Brian Musburger, could not be reached for comment.