The Wright Response - August 21, 2014

By: Mike Wright Email
By: Mike Wright Email
In this edition of the Wright Response, KBTX General Manager Mike Wright delves into one of the hottest topics in Texas, and a term used when it

KBTX General Manager, Mike Wright

There are times when I don't have a response. If I answer what I'm truly feeling versus what is appropriate on air, there is great margin for misunderstanding. This art of journalism remains a slippery slope, one with a more challenging curve than ever.

T-W wrote in concerned about...well...a topic I just don't think I ever expected to be shared with me as a concern:

"I have noticed quite a bit of referencing to a 'mother nature' on the news casts. This is just a quick reminder that there is no such thing as a 'mother nature'. She doesn't exist! There is only a 'Father God'! Jesus is the one who created and sends rain, hail, snow, clouds, wind etc. How wonderful it would be to see and hear someone give thanks on the air for the wonders He continually sends us. In HIS service."

I have no answer or response that would be acceptable in the eyes of anyone, and perhaps I'm a hypocrite for not at least expressing an opinion. No one is belittling this comment. I have an appreciation for passion and dedication for one's belief system. But really? I'm sorry, but this is not a concern of mine, and we will continue use of the term, "Mother Nature." I recall the phrase, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature." If it was good enough for a butter company, hopefully it is good enough for KBTX? I don't know.

In future weeks, I'll share some responses to my take on the illegal or undocumented immigrant issue, no doubt a political hot potato. In fact, one comment so out in left field, it goes under the category, "You Ain't Gonna Believe This." For now, here's an observation from Pat:

"I was very disturbed during the news. We have so many veterans that risked their lives for us who are in desperate need. Next I hear on the news places like McAllen, Texas spent thousands of dollars on illegal mexicans. This is so wrong on many levels. The illegal mexicans get more help than our veterans and elderly. We have many homeless in our own country why not help our own country first! Obama wants to spend billions in relief for them. What happened to helping America first? I am a proud American willing to go above and beyond to help others. But, our country is in enough trouble. We need to help our own country first.

Pat - thanks for your note and your opinion. This is indeed a crisis, a serious issue that will no doubt be at the center of the political spotlight as we near closer to a key election day.

We always want to hear from you. Your opinion matters to the family of KBTX News 3.


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