A request for Local News WFTV 9, ..”Get back to delivering the news, not BEING the NEWS.”

Jose Baez’s spokesperson said –
WFTV’s Kathi Belich was wrong when she reported this week that Baez “faxed copies of his motion for a change of venue to some reporters before he ever filed it with the court.”
Marti Mackenzie via an email; “Let us know when you plan to retract your report.”
Here is my response –
I posted this on Hal’s blog.
So if WFTV is not making a retraction regarding the assertions that Kathi Belich made during her broadcast, indicating that a copy of the motion filed, had been fax over to media prior to Mr. Baez arriving at the offices of the Orange County Clerk of the Courts House, in which he filed the motion for change of venue.  Have we heard any follow-up or noticed if the “Motion” was posted on the web yet.
It is odd that such a KEY offering from Kathi Belich, would not be followed up with “first here on ch9, the copy of the faxed Motion”, prior to the clerks date/certification.
I realize the ink is already dry on the new three-year contract between Belich and WFTV, but let us get back to reality.  WFTV you are a local ABC news affiliate, not a local reality production house.
Get back to delivering the news, not BEING the NEWS.
jm2cents/Finn

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