KNKX to stop airing Weather with Cliff Mass, effective immediately
At KNKX, we value high-quality, factual information in our news programming and we aim to present an array of voices that reflect our region.
We turn to our regular commentators for their expertise and points-of-view when it comes to sports, food and the weather. But if a commentator, even on his own independent platform, delivers rhetoric that is offensive and inaccurate, we cannot support it.
This is the case today with Cliff Mass. His post on his personal blog compares recent events in Seattle to Kristallnacht, the 1938 pogrom carried out by Nazi Germany, and draws distorted, offensive parallels between protesters and Nazi Brownshirts. We abhor the comparison and find it sensationalized and misleading — it does not reflect who we are and what we stand for at KNKX.
The segment Weather with Cliff Mass will no longer air on KNKX.