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And … also the shortest anchor career

posted at 11:55 am on April 22, 2013 by

Just to follow up on AP’s post of the most awesome anchor debut ever, we must sadly report that we won’t have A. J. Clemente to kick around any more:

Last night KFYR posted on the Facebook account that Clemente had been suspended. This morning Clemente posted on his Twitter feed that he’d been fired:

https://twitter.com/ClementeAJ/status/326360347843895296

My good friend Rob Port is actually unhappy about this:

[W]hat a stupid move by KFYR. He made an honest mistake. Yeah, maybe he ticked off the prudes, but if social media is any indication he had far more people on his side than did KFYR.

Look, everyone makes mistakes, and the ones in front of live mikes are usually the most embarrassing.  Still, with this kind of debut demonstrating the judgment Clemente brought to the work, it would have been difficult for the station to justify putting him back on the air over other talent they could promote.

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A.J. Clemente @ClementeAJ

Unfortunately KFYRTV has decided to let me go. Thank you to them and everyone in ND for the opportunity and everyone for the support.

How sad, you showed such promise.

arnold ziffel on April 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Reminiscent of Jean Van de Velde at the ’99 British Open. Or the Hindenburg.

stout77 on April 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM

A.J. is a filthy moron to speak that way in front of his male and female co-workers much less his TV audience. If he would speak in public like a mature, respectful man he would still have his job. Remember A.J. there is a big difference between being a man and being a male.

philoise65 on April 23, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Maybe Clemente can team up with this guy to form their own news channel.

Physics Geek on April 23, 2013 at 11:05 AM

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