The Wright Response - October 18, 2012

By: Mike Wright Email
By: Mike Wright Email

TAMMISHA WROTE INTO KBTX RECENTLY, SOMETIMES WE GET THESE.

SHE WRITES:

Does the KBTX news team get any training on professionalism? Seriously, I have never watched a news station with such a lack of professionalism. (One anchor) never shuts up and says nothing smart or worth hearing. You would think (that person) would have some professionalism training and be a good role model. It is as if KBTX doesn't know a news station is supposed to be non-bias. That means you DO NOT show favoritism, that includes Texas A&M University. There are other universities out there, but you never report on them.
Please invest in some professionalism training for the KBTX crew. They are in desperate need of it.

TAMMISHA – I AGREE THERE ARE TIMES WE ARE ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES, BUT THIS NOTE WAS REALLY OVER THE TOP. BUT – SINCE YOU AND I AGREE WE COULD USE A LITTLE TRAINING NOW AND THEN, SOMEONE WITH AN EYE FOR COURTESY, PROFESSIONALISM, NON-BIAS AND TACT – LIKE YOURSELF – SHOULD DO THE TRAINING. YOU’RE HIRED. GIVE ME A CALL. WE’LL WORK OUT THE DETAILS.

CHARLENE WROTE IN:

Is your station aware that Crystal NEVER refers to President Obama as President. She addresses his name as Obama. This is very disrespectful.

CHARLENE – SOMETIME AGO, I TOOK THE NEWS DEPARTMENT TO TASK ON THIS AND THE USE OF A SLANG WORD WHEN REFERRING TO POLICE OFFICERS. I LOST – BECAUSE THERE ARE STANDARDS OF JOURNALISM USED BY ALL NETWORKS INCLUDING FOX AND C-N-N. AFTER SEEING YOUR E-MAIL, I DID RESEARCH, AND I WATCHED OTHER NETWORKS. IT IS COMMON THAT ONCE ESTABLISHING THE TITLE, THE USE OF A LAST NAME OR A “MR.” PRIOR TO REFERENCING AN OFFICIAL LIKE PRESIDENT OBAMA IS INDEED RESPECTFUL AND ACCEPTED DECORUM. TO SAY SHE “NEVER” REFERS TO HIM AS “PRESIDENT OBAMA” IS DRAMATIC – AND WRONG. BUT – I’M ALMOST WITH YOU ON THIS ONE.

MEREDITH AND SHANE HAD THEIR BABY NOT TOO LONG AGO – IRELAND IS DOING WELL. JEAN WROTE IN, AS HAVE MANY, WONDERING ABOUT MEREDITH’S STATUS:

Though I regularly watch your newscasts, I must have missed the information about Ms. Stancik’s baby. Is everything going well, and will she come back to work?

JEAN – SHE KEPT STANCIK ON-AIR, BUT HER LAST NAME AND BABY IRELAND ARE “MCAULIFFES.” – EVERYONE IS FINE, AND YES, MEREDITH WILL RETURN LATER THIS FALL.

AND FINALLY A NOTE FROM DENNIS ABOUT AN OLD ISSUE – A SHAMEFUL ONE AT THAT.

HE WRITES:

I wish you would use a provider that would block people from sending profanity back to you when someone leaves a comment on a news story.Even if they think they are hiding it by using $$ in place of letters .

DENNIS – ISN’T IT A SHAME WE HAVE TO ADDRESS THIS? I’M WITH YOU. UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON THIS NEW SYSTEM THOUGH IT IS DESIGNED TO CATCH PROFANITY. SOME, HOWEVER, WILL ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO BEAT THE SYSTEM. OUR INTERNET DIRECTOR, THOMAS MILLER, IS WORKING ON A FIX, AND WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN. SAD THAT THE CLOSER WE GET TO ELECTION TIME, THE MORE CURSING BOTH SIDES DO. WE’VE NOW ADDED TWO “$$” – DOLLAR SIGNS IN THE FILTER THAT WILL FLAG US ON A COMMENT WE WILL NEED TO REVIEW. HOPEFULLY, THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

WE THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR COMMENTS AND CONCERNS, AND PLEASE KNOW – THAT YOUR OPINION ALWAYS MATTERS TO KBTX.


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