WFMY needs to fire this news anchor, with the quickness

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Outrageous just doesn't cover it.

Whether it was her idea or some idiot producer, to allow this to be broadcast is just crazy. WFMY deserves any and every legal action that should result from this.

What the ever-loving f**k were they thinking?

And the award for the worst excuse ever

goes to the editorial staff at WFMY News:

Last week, our newscast aired a brief story on the deadlock closeness of the Presidential polls in North Carolina using handcuffs as a prop. We commonly use props and visual comparisons in storytelling. In response to a Huffington Post article about our report, it appears social media has separated the words of our story from our pictures and the storytelling intent.

Our story was not about - and made no reference to - any investigation, criminality or possible prosecution of either Presidential candidate. It was a story about the neck and neck closeness of the candidates in current polling - the prop meant to denote the discomfort of these bitter rivals locked side by side in the polls. We should have better explained, more so, used a better prop. We regret the confusion.

Speechless.