KBTX General Manager, Mike Wright
AS EXPECTED THERE WAS A MIXED BAG OF RESPONSES TO LAST WEEK’S TOPIC ADDRESSING PICTURES USED WHEN AIRING STORIES ABOUT THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL.
C-F WROTE :
“Very one sided as usual with a lot of anger thrown in which is precisely why I no longer watch KBTX although it had been my favorite source of news for the past 30 years!”
DEBBIE POSTED THIS OBSERVATION:
“I am tired about every time I turn on a news station that is all they talk about and I have enough. If it had been the other way around nothing would be said now.”
AND A-C HAD THIS TO SAY:
“Mike is saying there were no other pictures of Trayvon Martin? The ONLY picture of him was the innocent looking 12 year old boy? Perhaps the pictures "M-J" sent with the email were not the correct ones, but there are other pictures out there; and the media blatantly refused to show them. "Truth and accuracy" Mr., Wright? Hypocrite.”
NOW, THERE WERE SEVERAL POSITIVE RESPONSES, HERE’S ONE OF THOSE.
M-D SENT THIS:
Great message as usual, Mike. It gives me incentive to be less abrasive. I especially like the way you ended on a positive note.
AND THIS LETTER CAME IN FROM RAY – HERE ARE A FEW OF HIS COMMENTS:
“I appreciated your very factual discussion of the Zimmerman case. It is truly a breath of fresh air to hear a presentation such as this that clearly presents the facts in simple terms. It is very disturbing to see the stance of the social media which results in the racial turmoil in our cities today. The United States are built on a nation of laws, and if that is circumvented then the result will be chaos.”
LOOK, I’M TIRED OF SEEING COVERAGE OF THIS AS WELL. I’M LIKE MANY OF YOU ON THAT. I WAS NOT INTO THE BIRTH OF THE ROYAL BABY, INTRIGUED THAT IN OUR COLLECTIVE LIFETIMES WE WON’T SEE A QUEEN ON THE THRONE OF ENGLAND AGAIN, SOMEWHAT INTERESTED TO KNOW WHAT IT WAS AND YES, I REJOICE WITH THE ROYAL COUPLE BUT – SOME WERE – ALMOST OBSESSED BY THAT. AND THAT’S OK. THERE IS NEWS VALUE TO ALL THESE STORIES – AGAIN, MAYBE NOT OF INTEREST TO EVERYONE.
PROTESTS RELATED TO THE ZIMMERMAN VERDICT WERE PLANNED, SOME DID TAKE PLACE LOCALLY AND YES, WE COVERED IT. DARLENE TOOK EXCEPTION TO THAT:
“Cannot believe that one woman with a sign actually made the news! Thanks for advertising for her "she'll be on the same corner Monday morning". Have been becoming less & less pleased w/KBTX lately, running the same stories over & over. Also, placing CS over Bryan in the weather since its always been Bryan/CS.”
SO – A NUMBER OF THINGS HERE. DARLENE? I OFTEN ASKED THE LEADERS IN OUR NEWS DEPARTMENT ABOUT NEWS BEING REPEATED. THERE ARE REASONS, ULTIMATELY I TRUST THEM, BUT KNOW THAT THIS IS ADDRESSED OFTEN BY ALL OF US. I TRY TO WATCH THESE NEWSCASTS AS A VIEWER, AS NEWS DIRECTOR MIKE GEORGE WILL TELL YOU. AND I KNOW HE GETS IRRITATED WITH ME, SO KNOW THAT YOU WERE HEARD.
REGARDING COLLEGE STATION OVER BRYAN DURING WEATHER? NOW, THAT’S A LITTLE PICKY, SINCE THERE IS NO CALCULATED EFFORT TO MENTION ONE CITY OVER THE OTHER. THOUGH, SINCE THE RECENT POPULATION SHIFT, TECHNICALLY, THIS IS KNOWN AS COLLEGE-STATION BRYAN BY THE FOLKS WITH THE CENSUS BUREAU. WE FRANKLY SEE THIS AS ONE BIG COMMUNITY. OUR BUILDING IS IN BRYAN WITH ONE LEG OF THE TOWER ON 29TH STREET DARN NEAR ANCHORED IN COLLEGE STATION. WE WILL CONTINUE TO “TOW THAT LINE,” AND WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT.
BE IN TOUCH ANY TIME. YOUR OPINION ALWAYS MATTERS TO KBTX NEWS 3.