British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy taken off the air by channel for insulting minister

Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy has been taken off the air for a week.

Channel 4 Lead presenter of the news, British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy, was taken off the air for a week after calling British minister Steve Baker “ac**t”.

Guru-Murthy later apologized in a tweet for the comment, which he said was made in an “unattended moment”.

“After a forceful interview with Steve Baker MP, I used a very offensive word in an unguarded moment off the air. While it was not aired in any context, that word is below the standards I have set myself and I apologize without reservation. I’ve contacted Steve Baker to say sorry,” the veteran broadcaster tweeted.

“I appreciate your apology. Thank you,” the Tory MP tweeted in response to the anchor’s statement.

According to Channel 4it enforces a strict code of conduct for employees and “takes infringements seriously.”

In a statement, the broadcaster said: “Channel 4 has a strict code of conduct for all its employees, including its programming teams and presenters, and takes breaches seriously.”

“After an off-air incident, Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy has been taken off the air for a week.”

the BBCreported that after his suspension, Guru-Murthy will not return to the channel before November 4 due to an additional pre-existing week of leave.

However, Mr Baker told: Times Radio that firing Guru-Murthy would be a “service to the public” if he violated his code of conduct.

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