TV news director draws heat for Facebook comment

A news director for Duluth's Fox 21 posted a comment on Facebook about a “drunk, homeless, Native American” who wandered into his yard and it caused a stir on social media websites. Two city of Duluth commissions requested an on-air apology.
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A news director for Duluth's Fox 21 posted a comment on Facebook about a “drunk, homeless, Native American” who wandered into his yard and it caused a stir on social media websites. Two city of Duluth commissions requested an on-air apology.

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