Local News Anchor Suspended After Cursing Out Kellyanne Conway

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Mike Jerrick, a Philadelphia-based television anchor, has been suspended after he used a curse word on air Monday to describe Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump.

"Good Day Philadelphia," a morning show that Jerrick co-hosts, was holding a panel discussion about Trump's inauguration and the crowd size comparison that occurred after White House spokesman Sean Spicer adamantly argued that it was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration.

During the morning show, a clip was played of Conway appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," where she said that Spicer was using "alternative facts" to describe the size of Trump's inauguration crowd.

"Alternative facts, is that going to be a new one in fake news?" Jerrick asked after the clip was played. Another guest on the panel defended Conway, saying that she is good at communicating Trump's message to the media.

"She's good at bullshit!" Jerrick interjected. The panel erupted in laughter as Jerrick quickly realized that he had just sworn on live television and apologized right after his statement.

For his outburst, Jerrick will be suspended for a period of time, according to the Daily Mail.

The anchor who began working at the station as far back as 1999 will be off-air for a week as a punishment for his offensive language, rather than his outspoken views.

A spokesperson from Fox Television Stations released a statement regarding Jerrick's behavior: "This is not in line with Fox television station guidelines and the matter has been addressed."

Jerrick has worked on and off for the local Philadelphia Fox affiliate since joining the network in 1999.

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