A TV news gossip website reported there was a fight in the KOB-TV newsroom on Monday, with longtime anchor Tom Joles and longtime reporter Stuart Dyson involved. The general manager of the station threw some cold water on the report and told two local newspapers that there was a “heated discussion” but no fisticuffs in the KOB newsroom on Monday. This came after it became widely shared on social media in Albuquerque and several blogs and news sites picked it up. Mike Burgess, the general manager of KOB, told the Santa Fe New Mexican that there was no fight.”There was no fistfight,” said KOB-TV General Manager Mike Burgess. “Someone has been embellishing.”He elaborated later to the Albuquerque Journal.However, KOB vice president and general manager, Mike Burgess, did confirm on Tuesday that there had been a “heated discussion” and that Joles will not be on the air pending a temporary “cool down period.” He did not say how long that might be.