Monday, April 20, 2009

Dear Media

Dear Channel 2, 6, 7, and 12-
I know you are proud of your coverage of the fire (though is it the coverage or just the fact that it was such a big news story?). I get that it was the pinnacle of news stories. And I also understand that you want to brag about your news awards. But I have had to stop watching TV because I don't want to see my house burning down day after day after day after day. "Our award winning news team" with a shot of the fire. "We won the blahblah Murrow awards in six categories" with my house in the background on fire. Great. I'm glad it worked out so well for you. Meanwhile I am already reliving the fire day after day in my own head. I don't need a visual to go with it.
Thanks,
Brooke, who happens to live in the same area in which you broadcast!

* Although the picture of the cleanup with me laughing from the Statesman did win an award. That didn't bother me. Just the video of the fire. And my house... on fire.

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