When I dropped my daughter off at school this morning I noticed a news crew at the front entrance. After I passed them, I turned around and asked the lady reporter if there weren't some good news she could focus on as well as the recent mistakes of a few kids. (An 8th grader that was sent a picture in a text message on his phone, forwarded it to some other people's phones.)
She asked if I'd like to be interviewed about the issue, and after thinking about it I said ok. I said that I thought the boy knew what he was doing, but didn't understand the consequences of it. I also said that it was caught by parents because this community has great parent involvement. The VIPS (Volunteers In Public Schools) here is very strong, and parents in general take a strong interest in the schools.
I was trying to make the point that we have a very strong community of involved parents here! Of course they only showed me saying, "Its terrible. This is a problem that needs to be addressed." I don't see how they can expect us to trust their "reporting" when they change the intent of people's comments to sound bites that serve their needs!
One more example of the "news" bending what was said to make it sound negative! I won't trust anything I see that reporter do. And the news station was carelessly trying to amplify a situation that is being addressed and corrected. Why couldn't they report about how actively the community is addressing the problem and how parent awareness caught the actions before they got out of hand? Of course that would be positive, and I guess they don't like positive stories.
Heath Coker, Associate Broker
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