Social Media Continues Attack on KSTP Over ‘Pointergate’

By Kevin Eck 

kstp gang report_304The KSTP facebook page still hasn’t recovered after the Minneapolis ABC affiliate aired two stories about Mayor Betsy Hodges flashing gang signs in a photo with a get-out-the-vote volunteer.

Viewers have taken to commenting on unrelated facebook posts put up by the station, including weather warnings.  This morning, a post about the recent snowfall was met with pictures of people, including the Dalai Lama and the Pope, pointing. The Pope’s picture featured the comment, “Yet another thug flashing gang signs.”

Meanwhile, the Twitter hashtag #pointergate continues to thump along at a steady pace. Sex and love advice columnist Dan Savage has joined the attack, offering cash money to anyone who takes a picture wearing an “I’m with Stupid” T-Shirt while standing next to the KSTP reporter who started it all, Jay Kolls:


We asked the station how they plan to address the issue, but haven’t heard back. We’ll update when we do.