Sports Journalists Loses Job After Calling Tim Scott ‘Uncle Tom’

by Brianna Lyman

A News 12 Connecticut anchor was fired Wednesday after posting a “racially insensitive” tweet.

Fred Gerteiny, a sports reporter, called Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott an “Uncle Tom” in a now deleted tweet.

“Thanks Uncle Tom,” Gerteiny tweeted, in response to a story where Scott said Trump “misspoke” during the first presidential debate when he wouldn’t explicitly condemn white supremacists. Scott urged the president to correct himself.

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