Here’s a story that didn’t get a lot of mentions.
A southern Minnesota television reporter James Bunner, a multimedia journalist for NBC affiliate KTTC-TV in Austin, was fired in October for wearing a “MAGA” hat while covering President Trump’s rally in Rochester.
As the MAGA rally got underway, images of reporter James Bunner wearing the bright red hat began going viral on Twitter.
Whyyyyy? pic.twitter.com/KLgnFFULFC— Mark Vancleave 🎥+📸 (@MDVancleave) October 4, 2018
Noel Sederstrom, the station’s news director, told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that the station’s policy does not allow staff members to wear apparel from political campaigns while covering stories.
Bunner had uploaded a video of himself appearing to celebrate while dancing in a newsroom on Trump’s inauguration day.
“Me watching the Trump inauguration,” he wrote in the description.
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