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    News Anchor Tells Parents To "Do Their F*cking Jobs" During Rant About People On Benefits

    The New York station was later forced to release an apology.

    News 12 The Bronx presenter Matt Pieper was caught on air criticising people on benefits in a conversation with a colleague on Wednesday.

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    The presenter was apparently unaware he was still on air during a discussion with reporter Amy Yensi about a segment on school crossing guards, the New York Daily News reported.

    And Dave wants you to also mention that parents do their fucking jobs and walk their little kids to school on their own and not rely on everyone else. Kind of like people rely on government assistance for their entire lives. And bye, Felicia. I actually added the part about government assistance but it's true. I mean, how old are these kids?

    The exchange continued, with Yensi joking: “I think I qualify for government assistance.”

    To which, Pieper replied, “Just check that box, girl," prompting Yensi to exclaim: “hashtag EBT", a reference to Electronic Benefit Transfer cards.

    The segment prompted complaints from viewers and News 12 The Bronx later issued this statement on its Facebook page:

    Facebook: News12BX

    Pieper and Yensi are yet to comment on the incident.

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