THE CLOSER WE GET TO ELECTIONS, THE MORE POINTED OUR E-MAILS AND PHONE CALLS BECOME. AS I SHARE THESE TWO, KEEP IN MIND- BOTH ACCUSE KBTX OF BIAS.
THIS ONE IS FROM L-M:
Mike, I've known for many years that (the newspaper)has a hard lean and agenda to the left, but when KBTX started using the presidential campaign ads as news, well, that startled me. I do realize that ALL media wishes to push an agenda toward the "bible and gun clingers"-but a little more class would be appreciated.
THEN WE HEAR FROM GARY:
For at least 25 years I have been a faithful watcher of your morning show, but that has ended. Every time you have Bill Flores on, in person or on the phone, your anchors allow him to push his anti-Obama, anti-Democrat agenda without challenge. Several times he made statements which I knew, from my reading of many other sources, were on the edge of the truth or just uninformed. When your anchors smile and nod and allow him to go on without having to answer a single tough question, they are practicing the highest form of what I call "toady journalism." So long, KBTX.
IN MANY WAYS, THIS IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR COUNTRY TODAY. PEOPLE ASSUME IT IS BLACK OR WHITE - EXACTLY THEIR WAY - OR - EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG.
NOW - L-M AND I HAVE GOOD DIALOG FROM TIME TO TIME, AS DO A FREQUENT E-MAILER NAMED PHILIP. BUT - WE HEAR EACH OTHER OUT, AND I RESPECT BOTH. WE RESPECT EACH OTHER. BUT I STAND BY WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE THE D-N-A OF KBTX. AT NO TIME DO WE DELIBERATELY FIND A WAY TO SLANT. PERIOD.
AS FOR GARY NOT WATCHING BECAUSE OF BILL FLORES? THAT IS HIS RIGHT. AS EVIDENCED IN OTHER REPORTS, WE DO SEEK TO BALANCE THINGS OUT, BUT PEOPLE LIKE GARY DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THAT. MY RESPONSE TO HIM?
I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU DO FOR A LIVING GARY, OR WHAT BUSINESS YOU MAY OPERATE, BUT I WILL PROMISE YOU THAT IF I AM CURRENTLY USING YOUR SERVICES OR DO SO IN THE FUTURE, AT NO TIME WILL I EVER IN A SMALL OR LARGE WAY - THREATEN YOUR LIVELIHOOD BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOUR BUSINESS MAY DO THAT I MAY DEEM TO BE POLITICALLY AGAINST MY BELIEFS. I SUPPORT LOCAL, I HAVE DIALOG WITH LOCAL PEOPLE, AND I'LL STICK WITH YOU. DO WHAT YOU MUST WITH KBTX. WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TO ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THING.
EDWARD WROTE IN:
Until we respond to the liberal media and affect their pocket book we will have no influence in how they are distorting the news in favor of Obama. I ask that you send each network that you will boycott all of their shows until they change their liberal bias and report all news in a factual manner. Send this to everyone in your address book and maybe we might have an impact.
EDWARD - PLEASE KNOW - IF YOU EVER SEE ANYTHING ON KBTX THAT YOU DEEM TO BE FALSE RELATED TO OUR REPORTING, LET ME KNOW. I'M PRETTY GOOD ABOUT CHECKING INTO THAT.
NOW FOR SOMETHING REALLY NICE - and - THERE ARE TWO PARTS TO THIS COMMENT.
JACKLYN WROTE IN:
I often see athletes speaking on TV and cringe...but the gentleman that you have on your pregame show is really good. Trent is very well spoken and is a refreshing addition. I would like to encourage you guys to have him again in the future! His insight is nice. Thanks for changing it up a bit and giving us something different! I appreciate your coverage! on a different note...I thought the story that you all aired about the lady who's home burned down was great. It moved me to find her and donate. I was going to have a garage sale, but instead of the headache of that I loaded all of the stuff up and brought it to her. I hope she will be able to use some of it, and be able to have her own garage sale and make some cash.
THANKS FOR THE KIND WORDS, JACKLYN. WE'RE PRETTY HAPPY WITH TRENT AS WELL, AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE OF HIM IN THE FUTURE. AS FOR YOUR RESPONSE TO THE STORY ABOUT THE HOME BURNED DOWN - OUR HOPE IS THAT PEOPLE LIKE YOU WILL BE MOTIVATED TO RESPOND TO A NEED. FOR THAT - WE THANK YOU.
PLEASE BE IN TOUCH ANYTIME, WE'RE LISTENING TO WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY, AND YOUR COMMENTS ALWAYS MATTER TO KBTX.
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