Former 9News Anchor Bob Kendrick Takes Criticism for Protest Post

And speaking of the local George Floyd protests, former 9News anchor Bob Kendrick is taking criticism for a social media post in which he referred to the mostly African American protesters as “animals.” Kendrick is an anchor at ABC6/Fox28 in Columbus, Ohio (the stations have a shared services agreement).

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For those of you relatively new to Denver, Kendrick was the original Shannon Ogden – funny, clever and bright, but you were never completely sure he wasn’t actually one of those fancy AI robots that come really close to appearing human.

36 thoughts on “Former 9News Anchor Bob Kendrick Takes Criticism for Protest Post

  1. The comment was made out of frustration for what was happening to his co-workers. I took no offense to his remarks and understood what point he was trying to make, it was just poor wording. Thank you for the apology and hope to see you back on air soon.

    1. When he used the word ‘animals’, he was referring to whites and black both, NOT just blacks. I was not offended by his comment. He is right, these people acted terrible. These riots are never good and only cause more heartache and trouble for those who have to clean up after them. They should be arrested for the destruction and looting they do. I TRULY HOPE BOB KENDRICK IS NOT FIRED AND WILL BE BACK DOING THE NEWS AGAIN REAL SOON.

    1. I support Bob ,those black ,white, etc. that were destroying people’s lives by robbing and stealing are animals!! There is a big difference between protesting and Rioting and we should not. be afraid to say so!!

  2. Your station is fanning the flames by bringing race into it!!!! Bob is a great anchor and NOTHING about his post involved race. Media = Most Effective Devil in America and you are doing great.

  3. I think the comment was rude and unkind why would u call African Americans Animals. They’re just standing up for what they believe and I do believe that the other officers should be charged to

    1. I think the comment was rude and been with the news has long has is has he should knew better why would he prefer to African-Americans as animals they’re only standing up for what they believe and I think the other offices should be charged an incident to thank you

    2. African Americans are people too they’re not animals they’re standing up for the person that died for no reason just because a police officer wouldn’t listen to reason and I think the other officers should be charged to

    3. He didn’t call just African Americans animals, there was white and Hispanic also. Standing up for your rights isnt burning down buildings and looting, that’s just an excuse. The ones that are getting their businesses destroyed, had nothing to do with the death of George. They do have a right to protest, but not destroying everything in the process. And yes every race that was there doing this was acting like animals!

    4. He didn’t. He called the people that tore up the stations car with reporters in it, ANIMALS. They were! Why are you publishing something that is NOT true??????

  4. At no time did he mention African Americans – you journalists are making that assumption so I guess you are the racists!

    1. I am a lack woman and I support Bob. What I heard was frustration, not racism. Bob never said those “African Americans” are animals or are acting like animals! Whom ever was causing destruction and chaos, was who he was referring to. There were various races, but there just happen to be more African Americans in that clip.

      I would have said they were acting like animals as well; but that wouldn’t mean I am focusing on just the black people. I would’ve been talking about everyone who, like animals were being destructive which wasn’t called for.

      I understand the hurt, the anger, the frustration and feeling sick and tired of being sick and tired. But I do not believe that you have to destroy other people’s property or your city to prove your point.

      I watch abc channel 6 news because I Have always enjoyed Bob. He has always shown complete respect and genuine affection and connection when working with his former African American co-anchors. I would never call or think Bob Kendrick was racist.

      I have learned long ago to ask God for Shut Mouth Grace before speaking out of frustration. I believe we all Need to have shut mouth grace, especially during these times.

  5. There is no way Bob said anything wrong! The ones that were looting & destroying people’s businesses are animals. There were blacks & whites participating in the looting & destruction!
    No one in our city had anything to do with George’s death. Prosecute those officers involved!

  6. Bob Kendrick is the main reason we switched to 6 news. We like his style and his humor in reporting news.. There was nothing racially intended in his remark. Without him we will be going back to Channel 4 news.

  7. Where did Bob Kendrick go?? He’s vanished due to the comments he made!? WHY?? There was nothing wrong with what he said. He did not mention any race in particular .. and, from what we’re seeing, they’re not exactly being ladies and gentlemen are they?? Bob Kendrick is a great reporter and needs to be treated much/much better than this. What happened to the car in the photo? Destruction of property by angels and saints?? Not likely …

  8. To Be A Member of The Media and To Allow Yourself To Join The RACISM When What BLACK PEOPLE Have Endured Has No End In Sight Is UNFORGIVEABLE… Ever Tead The 13th and 14th Amendments? How Would You Feel If Those 2 Amendments Applied To YOU, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES… SORRY ISN’T ENOUGH, YOU SHOULD BE FIRED… YOUR INCOMPETENCE AS A JOURNALIST IS UNACCEPTABLE..
    YOU KNEW WHAT YOU WERE SAYING WAS WRONG BEFORE YOU SPOKE THE WORDS.. EVILNESS WAS IN YOUR HEART AND YOU UNKEASHED IT AS MANY OF WHITE ENTITLEMENT DO WITH CONFIDENCE THAT NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO THEM.. AS YOU SIT AND WAIT FOR THE FLAMES TO DIE DOWN SO YOU CAN RETURN AS IF NOTHING HAPPENED… YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A KNOWN BIGOT… FOR CALLING BLACK PEOPLE ANIMALS WHEN CAUCASOIDIAN PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELF HAVE TAKEN NO ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE 600 YEARS OF ENSLAVEMENT BY CAUCASOIDIAN PEOPLE AND THEIR LAWS OF GENOCIDE UNOPPOSED… IT IS 2020 I SEE YOUR SUPPORTERS ARE BIGOTS TOO.. EXCUSES FAIL TO REMEDY YOUR WORDS, TEARS HAVE NO EFFECT WHEN YOU MEANT WHAT YOU SAID..
    RACISM IS YOU, LISTEN TO YOURSELF SAYING THEM WITH PASSION, NO CENSORSHIP THERE IS BOB KENDRICK RACIST… YOU SHOULD BE FIRED…

  9. The comment that was made is right on as far I am concerned cause that how they were acting, if you want respect than act like it and if the truth be known not one even knew him for if they did, is that the way he would want to be rememberd.

  10. He has a right to say what he wants, its freedom of speech. The protesters shouldnt have touched the news vehicle .

  11. The way I see it peaceful protesting is one thing,working out a peaceful solution to a problem.
    Rioting damaging property and looting is acting like animals.It does not matter what color you are.
    So I agree with Bob.

  12. The President called “these people Thugs” and he won’t get fired—there was no race involved in this comment—he simply called the people doing all this damage animals—blacks are not the only race photographed here. ALL lives matter!!!

  13. If any one of you black or white, hispanic or any nationality, have NEVER said something that was hurtful to another then cast your stone. Turn the other cheek and forgive. Bring Bob back to do the job he does so well and move on. Forgiveness as God has for all of us.

  14. I remember Bob kendrick saying something to Adam the last wednesday of March that had sexual overtones. There had been other times he has said odd and inappropriate remarks. Now he talked about people being animals. It is time to replace Bob kendrick at channel 6 news.

  15. Bob was not talking about just black ppl , it was all the ppl and they were acting like animals,he’s the best anchorman in Cols. And why should we ruin another life on just words , not hurtful ones at that , it was just the truth, there was nothing racist about his comment. He was just being HONEST ! Bob is #1 ! He is what makes Channel 6 worth watching ! So, let’s stop the hate ! Hope to see you soon Bob, channel 6 will never be the same ! You got my vote ! !

  16. pretty crapy what you’re doing to Him he was defending The people he works with Hes a good guy the you Malone will quit watching your news if you fire him

  17. Omg,They better bring Bob back , those people who terrorize communities are animals. We are sorry worried about what he said instead of those people out there vandalizing everything. What the cop did to George was so wrong, and he should be punished. But I still support cops there out there putting there lives on the line every day. Not all of them are bad. Just remember you may need them one day.

  18. We miss Bob! Pure and simple! He was defending fellow workers and should be lauded for that. I’m sure Stacia and Marshall would love for him to return to complete the great Ten PM Triumvirate! We are looking to FOX to do the right thing.

  19. Please bring back Bob Kendrick! Candor, even when inelegantly spoken, is so rare from the press. Bob Kendrick described particular destruction and terrorizing activity. Why in the world he was required to apologize for this, I cannot imagine.Yes, I can, and, it has nothing whatsoever to do with the quest for equality or respect.
    (Speaking of respect, where were all the masks?)

  20. We are still watching to see what your misguided station does. So far looks like 99% agree with Bob and are looking to see what you do about it. Well if you don’t need a couple thousand viewers like us, then good for you. Maybe your advertisers would like to weigh in on it.

  21. Please bring Bob back. He is professional, kind, and cares about giving 100% to all of the viewers. Which reflects back to the station ! Now you have only hurt yourself. You look stupid not Bob for what he said. Other things have happened worse . I feel sorry for you! No ❤.

  22. I was sick when I heard Bob Kendrick was groveling and apologizing for saying something that needed no apologizing. He did not reference Black People. He was talking about the people looting, stealing, setting fires at will to anything they chose. What do you call that behavior…….no matter the color of your skin. I have seen coyotes surround prey and attack. How were the actions of these people different from animal behaviors? I’m am not racist…….never have been. The looting, vandalism, the fire starting ( often to businesses belonging to black and Asian people who are just trying to make a living) had nothing to do with demonstrating for change. And anyone with eyes could see that cop murdered that man in broad daylight while being filmed and he was enjoying it and possibly should have been hanged on the spot. The thin skin of people today is appalling. Everything is not about Me, Me, Me. Don’t make assumptions about every word that is spoken. No one can say anything that can please all people all the time. Use of language in this culture is ridiculously “politically correct”. I say to the whiners and attackers of all those hypersensitive individuals who are sooooo offended by what Bob said, “ GROW UP” before our culture and country are destroyed.

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