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The Wright Response - January 31, 2013

By: Mike Wright Email
By: Mike Wright Email

AS MENTIONED SEVERAL TIMES - KBTX PRIDES ITSELF ON COVERING BOTH SIDES OF AN ISSUE. IT DOESN'T MEAN WE ARE PERFECT, BUT THE GOAL IS TO BE BALANCED. THANKS TO FOX NEWS, THEIR SLOGAN FAIR AND BALANCED IS THROWN AROUND FROM TIME TO TIME. BUT MORE AND MORE WHAT THAT MEANS IN LITERAL TERMS TO SOME PEOPLE IS - "JUST REPORT IT THE WAY I BELIEVE."

GUN CONTROL IS AT THE CENTER OF DISCUSSION IN MANY CIRCLES, AND WHILE I'VE OFTEN WONDERED WHY MOVIE STARS AND HIGH PROFILE PEOPLE ARE GIVEN SO MUCH CREDIBILITY IN THE WORDS THEY SPEAK, THEY DO GET ATTENTION.

SUCH IS THE CASE WHEN DANNY GLOVER RECENTLY SPOKE ON THE A&M CAMPUS. AS WE DO WITH ALL FAMOUS SPEAKERS, WE COVERED THAT. NEWS 3'S SELINA AFFRAM WAS ASSIGNED TO THIS STORY. NOW - SELINA IS LIKE SO MANY YOUNG JOURNALISTS WHO COME THROUGH KBTX. SHE IS STARTING HER CAREER HERE, AND IS ONE WHO WE WILL WATCH IN MUCH LARGER MARKETS, OR LIKE MANY KBTX ALUMS - ON NETWORK TV. SHE'S EARNING HER STRIPES QUICKLY - LEARNING THAT SOME DON'T REALLY WANT BALANCE - THEY WANT THEIR WAY.

I HAVE TO WARN YOU - THIS NOTE SHE RECEIVED PERSONALLY IS A BIT DISTURBING.

THIS CAME FROM SOMEONE NAMED MIKE:

nice fluff piece u wrote their hun
.why not..in the words of the racist glover .;...call a spade a spade...the man is a RACIST..and a PIG..
.hes nothing more then another elite nar-sick-tic liberal hack
.
give him a call and informed him....we didnt need the 2nd admendemnet to protect ourselves against an uproar of slaves
.
.ur no better then him for ....writting this piece of garbage and call it ..journalism...who you trying to protect ?

AND - WE DID EDIT THE LAST SENTENCE. IT WAS THE HEIGHT OF VULGAR - A STATEMENT DIRECTLY TO SELINA.

I HAVE NO RESPONSE DIRECTLY TO THAT INDIVIDUAL - ONLY TO SAY IN GENERAL TERMS, IF YOU THINK THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR IS ISOLATED, YOU ARE MISTAKEN. WE GET THESE FROM TIME TO TIME. IT TELLS ME THAT AS A SOCIETY, WE HAVE BECOME MORE DEEPLY POLARIZED - LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES, EVERYONE.

THINK ABOUT THIS NOTE. THIS PERSON CLEARLY REPRESENTS A RADICAL CONSERVATIVE POINT OF VIEW. IT IS WITHIN THAT GROUP THAT KBTX, THOUGH ADAMENT NOT TO BE PART OF THE MEDIA THAT TWISTS STORIES TO FIT ANY POLITICAL BELIEVE - IS SUBJECT TO BEING CHASTISED FOR TWISTING THE TRUTH. YET - HERE IS A PERSON - DEMANDING WE DON'T AIR A STORY LIKE THAT ABOUT DANNY GLOVER'S VISIT - CHANGE THE MEANING TO FIT THEIR BELIEF SYSTEM. HYPOCRICY - IS WHAT THAT IS.

SADLY THESE DAYS, IF YOU DON'T AGREE WITH A STANCE, YOU ARE JUST WRONG. NO MIDDLE GROUND. EVERYTHING MUST BE BLACK OR WHILE. IT TELLS ME WE HAVE BECOME A GROUP OF PEOPLE SO IMMOVEABLE AND SO RADICAL - THAT WE HAVE LOST ALL SENSE OF DECENCY, RESPECT FOR OPINIONS, AND VERY LITTLE CIVILITY.

I TAKE PRIDE IN PERSONALLY RESPONDING TO ALL EMAILS TO KBTX, BUT - THIS ONE - I'LL PASS.

WE HAVE NICE NOTES TO KBTX - I'LL SHARE THOSE SOON. PLEASE KNOW THAT ALL OPINIONS MATTERS, CLEARLY - WE'RE LISTENING - AND YOUR INPUT IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED.


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