Monday, July 11, 2005

KATV in HOT Water with DeWitt Residents

Boy did KATV get this one WRONG! Arkansas Business reports KATV scared the crap out of Dewitt residents over a story in which KATV reported a local manufacturer was making a drastic cut in its workforce. Arkansas Business says KATV started the story out this way:

“Employees of a boot company in Arkansas receive some bad news today as a DeWitt plant announces major layoffs.”

Arkansas Business says the exact opposite is going to happen:
"As it turns out, the news is exactly the opposite, with workers in Illinois expected to get the axe in August and additional jobs eventually moving south to DeWitt."

The local manufacturer referred to in the story is the Belleville Shoe plant based in Belleville, Ill., with operations in DeWitt.

Read the complete article HERE.

9 Comments:

At 4:14 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure this isn't the first time that KATV hasn't gotten the story right. Why don't they learn to confirm facts before they report the story. Geez!

 
At 4:15 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some news organizations have a policy to always assume a local angle has to be shocking. That looks like the case here.

One phone call would've cleared that up.

 
At 5:44 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can only wonder who the lucky reporter was that reported and did the research for this story. hmmm....

 
At 5:48 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who wrote the story? Or should I say, who didn't check their facts?

 
At 6:22 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my guess is newbie leland vittert has to be involved in some capacity.

 
At 12:46 PM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV fit's the bill of Tabloid TV and it is the top exec's we need to look at getting rid of like DAle Nickerson.

 
At 1:16 PM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATv need to learn from THV and KARK and evan Fox 16 news to be more effective and they are starting to be non effective from what i am seeing!

 
At 1:11 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They typed one word incorrectly... it happens.

 
At 1:18 PM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Especially at Channel 7

 

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