While PBS squirms under the unfavorable scrutiny Gwen Ifill has brought on it by her pro-Obama book and unprofessional reporting from the republican convention, a detroit radio station showed that at least someone understands journalistic ethics, integrity and what it takes to protect your credibility. No doubt they will be sued and have their license revoked. ************************** Thursday, October 2, 2008 Radio reporter fired over Obama T-shirt George Hunter / The Detroit News SOUTHFIELD -- Longtime Metro Detroit radio reporter Karen Dinkins has been fired after wearing a pro-Barack Obama T-shirt while covering a rally for the presidential candidate Sunday at the Detroit Public Library. Dinkins, who has worked at WWJ (950 AM) for 13 years, acknowledged that the radio station fired her Monday, but she did not elaborate. "I don't want to comment at this time," she said. Georgeann Herbert, WWJ's director of programming, said in a statement that Dinkins compromised the station's objectivity by wearing the T-shirt. "(The station) believes that our credibility with our listeners rests on the independence of our newsroom staff," the statement said. "WWJ does not favor any candidate, party or issue. "While we encourage employees to exercise their rights as citizens, we expect them to be on guard against any actual or perceived conflict of interest when covering news stories," the statement said.