Hey people - feel sorry for these two guys all you want. The point is, it's VERY inappropriate and unprofessional for a reporter / anchor / journalist to have this kind of conversation with a politician, especially when it's saved for all of the world to see.
How can you take Mr. Townsend seriously now if he ever interviews Mr. Berger? How can you take WECT seriously when they interview ANYONE now?
It's okay for people in TV news and at the newspaper to have friendships with people in powerful positions, but they also have to know where the line is, and remember they may have to report on these people too.
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