Someone at KDKA is out of a job for taking a shot at Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady.
A chyron described the Patriot’s quarterback as “known cheater” popped up while the Pittsburgh station showed a clip of Brady during interviews ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl.
After 24 hours of making rounds on the internet, the CBS station’s managers released a statement to Sports Illustrated.
“While fans are entitled to have personal opinions, we have a journalistic responsibility to provide unbiased reporting. The graphic that appeared Monday violated our news standards. The individual who created the graphic no longer works for KDKA-TV.”
The chyron referenced Brady’s infamous Deflategate scandal.
Brady and the rest of the Patriots are in Atlanta for this weekend’s game.
The local news in Pittsburgh is not holding back today 😂
— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 29, 2019