Friday, March 19, 2010

Dear "News" Reporters

Dear "News" Reporters,

Why do you choose to destroy people's personal and professional lives?  Yes, I know that there are sick people in the world that love a juicy bit of gossip to munch on and share with everyone around them, but why do you feed that sickness.  Yes, I'm sure it drives up your ratings because people love that kind of stuff, but in my mind it also drives down your credibility and professionalism.  Do you even stop to think about how you would feel if it was your family that was being thrown to the dogs?

I have a suggestion.  The next time you get a story about someone, before you actually put together a report look at the story from all angles.  Put yourself in the shoes of the spouse, children, parents, and siblings of the person.  Be sure you consider how your report is going to affect them.  By all means present the facts, but be sure you have all the facts, and present them with respect for all involved.

It is a sick world that we live in, but let's all work together to heal the world, not to spread the sickness by presenting bits and pieces of stories without any consideration for how these bits and pieces can destroy lives.

Hungry for reporters with Heart,

Inspired by
Dear So and So...


At Home on the Rock... said...

I've been thinking the exact same things, Jacqueline. Lots more to say about this....better not get started though....other than to say, "Well said, Jacqueline"

Twisted Cinderella said...

So very true!!

me said...

You should send this to the paper Jac. Very well said.

Kat said...

Just be glad you don't live in the UK where every little scandal makes the news for DAYS. As long as the story is selling papers, they don't care.