Now Is the Time for Professional Local Journalists to Come CleanOpinion
SAN ANGELO, TX – The nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd have exposed the truth about local media; most are followers and fail to report hard news out of fear.
San Angelo LIVE! has never been afraid to report the news no matter how tough, no matter how disgusting, no matter how uncomfortable because professional journalists have one job; to hold a mirror up to society everyday no matter how ugly the image may be.
Our reporting of the angry protest on Sunday has become a viral lightning rod. What we did was record what happened. The protesters' hate and vitriol was captured on video and organizers of the rally have gone ballistic because we showed you the truth through video.
They are livid because we reported the truth and, as happens frequently, we were attacked for showing what happened.
There are very few more experienced professional journalists working in San Angelo than those at San Angelo LIVE!.
Where is Nexstar's David Wagner? Where is KLST's Carolyn McEnrue? Where is KKSA-AM's Jeff Rottman? Where is KLST's Ken Grimm?
Their silence is deafening.
They are affiliated with national news media organizations and likely wait for directives from above as to how to report on the protests. Where was the local newspaper? Gannett expunged its staff and the paper has no experienced leadership. It is no longer qualified as a local, professional source of news.
So where does that leave us?
You may hate San Angelo LIVE! You may love San Angelo LIVE! But no matter which, you read San Angelo LIVE! There is no other news source in San Angelo with the staff and connections to report the news in an honest, open, complete, free and comprehensive way. Every day.
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