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.