Journalist DeAnn Smith Doesn't Care For TKC Blog Community Reporting Goodness!!!
A note at the end of a long work day from KCTV5 Webbie . . .
"What a crazy day when news organizations get ripped for having journalistic standards and doing due diligence before naming someone who has not been charged with committing a crime. Asinine. Again, I am so glad that this ended well and no one was hurt. Kansas City was very fortunate today."
First . . .
News is competitive . . . Newsies also love talking about the news.
Moreover, DeAnn noted that she appreciated this blog in another tweet . . . She has such nice tweets. DeAnn Smith is a regular among the Kansas City Newsie Power Rankings and will probably continue to win the high honor because she's one of Kansas City's best.
Now to the points in this argument that are easily countered . . .
Why assume that the TKC BLOG Community didn't perform due diligence . . . What more proof do we need then the fact that we were RIGHT???
Also, it's not a crime knock over the Kansas City flag and interrupt a speech . . . I don't think this blog has mentioned any charges because that's not the interesting part of the story.
And I probably shouldn't have even blogged this journalistic consideration that's really tantamount to a debate about sausage-making but it was noticed by an AWESOME TIPSTER . . . A write-up from Bottom Line Communications was much more favorable and we are very GRATEFUL for it. Still, most people concerned with the news are also people who dwell on the negative.
Finally, thanks to Dana and Parks for repeated mentions of our bloggy corner of the world yesterday afternoon.