People make mistakes, that is a key fact of life and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
The people that probably are the most scared at the possibility of something going wrong are people that make a living being on live television. Every single day they live in a world where they don’t get a chance to do anything over.
Because of that, every single time they say something they know that its going to go out however it goes out.
Now sometimes when a honest mistake happens there are people that somehow want to make an issue out of it when in the end they should just accept the apology of the person and move on.
However, in a world where everything has to be a racial issue letting sleeping dogs lie is no longer an option.
The St. Louis County NAACP met with a local news station Monday to call for the removal of the local newscaster who mispronounced the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s name to include a racial slur last week.
KTVI (Channel 2) newscaster Kevin Steincross was speaking on the station’s morning news show at 5:34 a.m. Jan. 17 when he said a tribute to the civil rights icon at St. Louis University would honor “Martin Luther coon Jr.,” speaking a racial slur that has been used against black people.
“The Fox2 management team spoke to Kevin following the mistake and we believe that it was truly inadvertent and does not reflect Kevin’s core beliefs,” a Tribune spokesperson said a written statement.
That answer didn’t satisfy the county NAACP chapter.
“There are some matters where it is imperative we take a stand, and this is one of them,” said St. Louis County NAACP President John Gaskin. “I understand some people believe it was a mistake, but there are some mistakes in every field that are grounds for termination.”