Sunday, March 27, 2016

Commentary: A true or false expression of disappointment in news broadcasting

Earlier this calendar week, I had noticed one of the news reporters for one of the local TV news programs in southwest Alabama appearing to express disappointment over the idea that some news reports concerning recent accusations against the governor of Alabama (Robert Bentley) were not getting much attention by national news organizations in spite of their details being what he said were "juicy". This made me wonder whether he was really expressing his own feelings about the reports or just pretending to do so as part of his job. Whether he was really doing so or not, I still thought it was very unprofessional and unjournalistic (note: I had decided not to mention the name of the reporter and the news program since my commentary about them may apply to other reporters and TV news programs. It may also apply to reporters and news programs in other mediums, too).

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