KRLD-A/Dallas Weatherman's Facebook Post Leads To His Resignation
August 1, 2016 at 5:19 AM (PT)
A FACEBOOK post has led to the resignation of CBS RADIO News-Talk KRLD-A/DALLAS chief meteorologist BOB GOOSMANN, reports the FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM's ROBERT PHILPOT.
GOOSMANN posted a note on his page last week reacting to the appearance by nine mothers of African-Americans who died from gun violence or in police custody at the Democratic National Convention, writing, "As many of you know, I have not posted much about politics ... The DNC parading the mothers of slain thugs on their stage has made me furious.”
The post was noticed by a TWITTER user who pressed KRLD to confirm that GOOSMANN was a station employee, and then TV ONE anchor and former CNN commentator ROLAND S. MARTIN picked up the story and called KRLD management for an explanation.
GOOSMANN said in a message to PHILPOT that the post was not intended as racial and said, "Some have said the word ‘thug’ is a racial term. It means a violent person, as in a criminal. It does not mention color. Anyone can become a thug. If some want to make this statement out to be something else, I cannot control that."