Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The first was from a frequent, and I'm sure well meaning, contributor. It always goes the same way. He complains we neglect Wilkes-Barre stories and go excessively heavy on Scranton stories. I usually let others reply, but because most of the stories in question happened on the weekend, I gave it a try.
I listed all the Wilkes-Barre stories that had been covered during the week, and especially on weekends-- my watch. The reply from the viewer was "I didn't catch much news this weekend because I was busy."
We all benefit from constructive criticism, and we take our responsibility to cover all counties seriously. However, if you're going to take a shot, at least do it fairly. Watch. Then, criticize if you feel the need. It's okay. How can you blast a television broadcast if you haven't seen it?
The other letter came from someone who thought I took a cheap shot, in my blog, at a local police department-- the one that had an assault rifle stolen from an officer's car. I pointed out that an incident like that can tag a department with a Keystone Kops reputation, whether or not it's deserved. I did not, and will not, refer to any police department as the Keystone Kops. The reader didn't catch the essence of the piece. Again, that's okay. Perhaps I should have been more clear.
Thanks for being there. Keep watching. Keep reading. Keep writing.
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