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Taking the Heat for Endorsing Clinton

Taking the Heat for Endorsing Clinton

Carole Simpson, a former ABC news anchor who is now a journalism professor at Emerson College, is on the hot seat after endorsing Hillary Clinton for president at a New Hampshire political rally.

Simpson said she immediately regretted her actions and offered her resignation the day after the October rally in Salem, N.H., to which she took her 14-student journalism class, but Emerson officials refused to accept it.

“I know I made a mistake. It was definitely the wrong venue for my first foray into free speech,” Simpson told The Boston Globe.

Simpson, 66, is considering an offer from the Clinton campaign to stump for the candidate. She and university officials have agreed she will not teach political journalism courses if she campaigns for Clinton.

Simpson began teaching at Emerson last year after leaving ABC, where she anchored ABC World News Tonight Sunday from 1988 to 2003.                                

   — Associated Press

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