Report: WVNN Suspends Dale Jackson
June 12, 2009 at 1:03 PM (PT)
CUMULUS Talk WVNN-A-F/HUNTSVILLE host DALE JACKSON's fake-press release stunt on ALABAMA's election day TUESDAY has earned him a suspension, according to ABC affiliate WAAY-TV/HUNTSVILLE.
The TV station says that JACKSON is being suspended all next week without pay in the wake of the incident, in which JACKSON created a fake press release, posted on his website and read on the air TUESDAY, that claimed that because of heavy voter turnout, the voting for an open seat in the state Senate would continue for an extra two days. The release claimed that Republican PAUL SANFORD and Democrat LAURA HALL flipped a coin to determine when their supporters could vote, with Republicans allowed to vote TUESDAY and Democrats on WEDNESDAY.