Bill Crane, who was described as a "long-time WSB-TV and radio chief political analyst and commentator" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

was terminated on Monday from the news station. WSB-TV said that Crane's reference to Trump as "Orange Face" .

violated the station's commitment to "unbiased" coverage. Crane first joined the station in 2006.

Ray Carter, general manager of WSB, made a statement during the channel's 6 p.m. ET Action News broadcast,

stating that Crane had "uttered remarks not aligned with our commitment for fair and unbiased reporting and analysis.

"As a result, we're ending our relationship with Mr. Crane, effective immediately," Carter added. "We value the trust we've fostered for decades with our viewers

Crane took to social media in the wake of his firing to explain the circumstances behind the "Orange Face" comment, 

 noting that it came during a discussion of the Fulton County District Attorney's investigation into Trump's potential efforts to overturn the county's 2020 election results.

He added the remark was in reference to the Democratic Party campaigning on distaste for the former president.