Mark Giangreco of ABC-7 in Chicago has been suspended for “multiple Weeks” after insulting President Trump and all of the people in America. Giangreco, who has been a sports reader for 35 years tweeted:
“@brucearthur so obvious, so disturbing. America exposed as a country full of simpletons who allowed this cartoon lunatic to be ‘elected’.”
He later deleted the tweet I assume after the drugs wore off but by that time it was too late and a screen grab was available and given to ABC. Giangreco’s suspension starts on Monday and ABC says that it will last multiple weeks.
This is not the first time Giangreco has been in trouble. Obviously he is a serial moron.
Neither Giangreco nor his agent is willing to comment at this time. ABC also did not release any further details aside from its original statement that action was being taken.
The sportsman’s tweet was in reply to a tweet by Canadian sports columnist Bruce Arthur who on February 19 tweeted, “Donald Trump: a hateful ignorant corrupt simpleton supported by 87% of Republicans.”
Whereas the Canadian columnist focused on attacking Republicans, Giangreco went even further by attacking America itself by tweeting in reply, “@brucearthur so obvious, so disturbing. America exposed as a country full of simpletons who allowed this cartoon lunatic to be ‘elected’.”Giangreco soon tried to delete the tweet but not before ChicagoCityWire.com took a screen shot of the reply and posted it.
The Chicago sportsman’s scare quotes around the word “elected” alludes to his assumption that the president was not elected legitimately. But as ChicagoCityWire notes, Giangreco himself didn’t bother to vote in 2016.
According to state records, Giangreco didn’t bother to vote in 2010, 2012, 2014, or 2016.
This is far from the only time Giangreco has been in trouble for his conduct. In 2014 he was scolded by his bosses for putting an offensive graphic on the screen during his coverage of the Bears. As he reported on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, Giangreco added a screen graphic reading “Cut him or cut your wrists.” Viewers were upset that the sportsman seemed to be making light of suicide.
Giangreco was also criticized in 2004 for saying that a video clip of fires raging in a city street was just a “typical night for Detroit.” He was suspended for a week without pay for the insensitive comment.