Monday, May 9, 2011

Update: KMOX Gets It Right This Time Around

With the new UMSL statement, KMOX set the record straight:
The University has released a statement concluding that the original videos showcased by the website “were definitely taken out of context, with their meaning highly distorted through splicing and editing.”

In one instance, the edited video omitted a comment by instructor Don Giljum saying that intimidation tactics would not work in this day and age. In another clip, the BigGovernment video cut out a portion of a statement by a Kansas City instructor in which she attributed a statement condoning labor violence to a historical labor figure — making it sound as if she was condoning violence.
Though I have a strong feeling that the political inclinations of many of the people who work at KMOX are quite far away from mine, I think the fact they were finally able to set the record straight speaks highly of their commitment to being a hard news organization.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! I'm sure the work you've done in showing them up as the incompetent (or worse) "journalists" had a lot to do with their change of heart. I don't believe that they came to "setting the record straight" came from any desire to really do so.

    Thank you! We all must push back whenever & wherever we can and you do an excellent job!