Decadent and Depraved indifference Channel 9, Story was not ready for airtime. Period

 Responding to this post, “Swine flu: Is there a case here or not?”

The Decadent and Depraved indifference Channel 9 showed when airing this particular story has place a community on the edge of their seats, and the local medical officials scratching their heads.

My I ask if anyone has ever held the local media , and in this case WFTV9,  accountable for their blatant disregard for accurate attribution of statements made while reporting this story. I think I know the answer, and it is not a positive one.  Therefore, whether a story is Breaking News, Just in, First on the Scene or a follow up to previous broadcast, or their website, each newsroom usually has an ombudsman.  – Any bets on who this might be at WFTV.

Which bring up this topic – Harm limitation principle, the harm limitation deals with the questions of whether everything learned should be reported and, if so, how.  This principle of limitation means that some weight needs to be given, to the negative consequences of full disclosure.

This story was not ready for airtime.  Again, these are the people covering our community everyday, not everyday do we have “a server weather day,” but it seems the studio set signage is permanent.  I guess when what this station I will have to what cable news to confirm what is real and what is make believe. Final note to self, “with Walt Disney in our backyard, maybe the stations are hiring from their laid off employee pool.

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