The Wright Response - May 10, 2012

By: Mike Wright Email
By: Mike Wright Email

FIRST, A CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ONE OF OUR OWN. ONLY ONE TELEVISION WINNER IS NAMED FROM TEXAS, AND SO IT WAS AS SHANE MCAULIFFE AND KBTX BROUGHT HOME THE BARBARA JORDAN AWARD PRESENTED TO A JOURNALIST WHO CAPTURES THE SPIRIT AND HEART IN A STORY FEATURING A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY. IF YOU KNOW CONSOLIDATED COACH KYLE WALSH, YOU DON’T SEE HIM IN THAT WHEELCHAIR. KYLE AND HIS FAMILY OPENED THEIR HEARTS AND HOME TO SHANE AND – IT WAS A STATEWIDE FIRST PLACE AWARD WINNER. THANK YOU, KYLE – AND THANK YOU SHANE.

“CURIOUS” WROTE TO KBTX TAKING US TO TASK FOR A STORY ON DR. DON MCLEROY, LONGTIME LOCAL DENTIST WHO HAS SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. STEVE FULLHART HAD AN EXTENDED CONVERSATION DURING FIRST NEWS AT 4 WITH DR. MCLEROY – I’LL LET HIM RESPOND TO THIS LATER.

THIS PERSON – WHO DID SUPPLY AN E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR RESPONSE SAYS:

KBTX-please double check your reporting. My understanding is that dr. McLeroy didn’t “push to eliminate the teaching of evolution.” He pushed to re-introduce into the curriculum critical thought and analysis about evolution. In interviewing him, please ask about this - and, if I am correct, consider correcting the verbiage in your story above. If you are inaccurately presenting the nature and intent of his activity while on the school board, you are unwittingly playing into the hands of 'one side' of this issue, which I would consider to be poor journalism.

AS YOU KNOW BY NOW, I’M A FULL DISCLOSURE TYPE GUY WHEN IT COMES TO SHARING THE GOOD NOTES, THE NOT SO GOOD, AND THE DOWNRIGHT BAD COMMENTS. THIS ONE FALLS IN THE “SOME PEOPLE YOU CAN’T EVER PLEASE” DEPARTMENT.

G-F WROTE SATURDAY SAYING:

Here it is almost 7 pm after the aggie baseball game and you don’t have scores on sports yet. WEEKEND goes to pot on KBTX. Heard it on the tv but not on net like you say all is good on KBTX.COM!!!!!!!
Heaven help us if we have bad weather on the weekend, especially if Bob is working, he does not know how to run the new equipment

SO – I RESPOND AND SO DO CODY COIL AND DARRYL BRUFFETT. IN FACT, THE FIRST POSTING OF THE AGGIE SCORE WAS A 6:08 PRIOR TO WHEN THE RESULT AIRED DURING THE 6:00 NEWSCAST. SO-IN MY RESPONSE, I APOLOGIZED AND SAID I FOUND IT, OTHER SPORTS STORIES HAD PUSHED IT DOWN IN THE SPORTS SECTION – SO – HIT “MORE SPORTS” AND YOU’LL SEE IT – BETTER YET, HIT RE-FRESH JUST IN CASE.

DARRYL RESPONDED:

CF,
Heard you had a issue with the sportspage @KBTX.com. Our A&M Baseball story was posted at 6:08pm then updated with video at 6:57.
You might try hitting refresh on your computer or rebooting. We're not perfect, but the story has actually been on-line.
Appreciate your relying on KBTX.com for your on-line information concerning Texas A&M athletics.

SO – CF RESPONDS:

What is all this refresh and Hit refresh. Also-“hit ‘more sports’ at the bottom of the sports stories. Odds are it got pushed down because we posted a number of other sports?” Have to have a degree in computers to see what is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will read the Eagle tomorrow and know what is going on. And now at 6:57 I see it. Was not on until I emailed you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HMMM – OK. THANKS. NOTHING MORE TO SAY.

FINALLY – TALK ABOUT FRUSTRATION. MONDAY NIGHT AT 10:02 KBTX EXPERIENCED OUR FIRST FULL POWER OUTAGE SINCE INSTALLATION OF OUR NEW GENERATOR A FEW YEARS BACK. IN FACT, IN 348-DIFFERENT CASES, THE GENERATOR HAS KICKED ON DUE TO A POWER GLITCH OR LOSS OF POWER – AND NO ONE KNEW WE DIDN’T HAVE ELECTRIC SERVICE. ON THE 349TH TIME, IT FAILED, LEAVING KBTX STUDIOS IN THE DARK AND THE 10:00 NEWS DISRUPTED. WHILE WE TOOK OUR SHARE OF FAIR COMMENTS – NO ONE WAS MORE UPSET THAN WE WERE. BUT THANKS TO A TEAM EFFORT HERE, ALL EQUIPMENT WAS BACK UP IN ABOUT 22 MINUTES. NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE’RE CHECKING OUR GENERATOR.

WE APPRECIATE ALL YOUR COMMENTS – AND – I HAVE A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR NEXT WEEK – A THROWBACK TO THE EARLY 90’S, SOME OLD KBTX FOOTAGE YOU’LL WANT TO SEE. SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO ME AT WRIGHT@KBTX.COM OR – FEEL FREE TO CALL. YOUR OPINION ALWAYS MATTERS.


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