Breaking News! A high ranking executive with well known Bryan-College Station television station was arrested early this morning on drug possession charges.
Ok, so that really didn’t happen, at least to our knowledge. And, it wouldn’t really be “news” if it did. At least that’s what we think. That’s why we don’t believe it is ethical to report on the misdemeanors of private individuals.
This is actually a rare opinion piece. Our second ever. The first was also in response to a story we believed to be irresponsible and harmful to both the private citizens the “news outlet” chose to shame for clicks as well as to the image of journalism as a profession.
It is our opinion that misdemeanors of private citizens don’t belong all over the local news outlets. The public shaming of non public figures happens far too frequently in BCS. It’s like normal people have TMZ reporting on…
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