In a breathless teaser for tonight’s newscast, Fox News reporter Maria Athens says that Mayor Ethan Berkowitz exposed his genitalia on an underage girl’s website. She said this information is according to “reliable sources” and will be divulged tonight.
Her Facebook post urged others to #makethisgoviral, and in her responses to several critics who doubted the veracity of the post, she dropped the F bomb on some, and called another commenter a “UAA loser,” and another one “moron.” The post contained a video of her explaining the story to come tonight.
Commenters ranged from believing her to thinking she was high, but nearly 300 people had shared Athens’ post by 2 pm on Friday.
A phone call to the mayor’s office went directly to voice mail. Must Read Alaska has reached out to Athens for comment.
This afternoon, the reporter also posted a photo as proof, the back of a man who is evidently naked and whose hair resemble’s the mayor’s.
Athens is the lead news anchor and executive producer on Fox ABC, Channel 4.
The mayor’s office released a statement this afternoon that called it slanderous.