WLOS responds

Cindy Hady’s comments were in no way manipulated, just shortened, as is the case during the editing process of every news story. In fact, Mrs. Hady misquotes herself and our story in her letter. Here is the actual verbatim from the script portion in which she appeared:

Reporter: "At the polls, voters toppled the Democratic domination, with Republicans winning an estimated 28 seats in the Senate and 62 in the House. Not surprising to some."

Hady: "Understandably, I think people, especially if you're without work and all of that, are. We need to do something."

Reporter: "Disappointing for Democrats and Obama fans."

Hady: "We're very supportive of our president, but there's a huge challenge ahead."

We in no way misrepresented Hady's political affiliation or opinions. There was no agenda for this story. We spoke to Democrats, Republicans and a political scientist to put the election results in perspective.

We urge people to view the story and judge for themselves. Here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/25klatu.

Julie Fries
News Director
WLOS/WMYA
Asheville

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3 thoughts on “WLOS responds

  1. shadmarsh

    The link is just to the broadcast story, not to what Mrs. Hady claims was excerpted, not that they probably have that any more. Still, WLOS is owned by Sinclair, and Sinclair is hardly shy about their right wing bias.

  2. Doug Sahm

    They had to cut it down to make room for more coverage of the Edwardo Wong trial.

  3. Dionysis

    Sounds like WLOS is playing semantic games here, using selected language that actually “appeared.”

    WLOS, as is the case with an increasing number of media conglomerate components, be they newspapers, television ‘news’ programs or any other venue, cannot be trusted to provide unbiased, unvarnished truth. Their corporate bias is evident.

    And Doug Sahm’s point seems to be right on (by the way, I recall the hit ‘Mendocino’, but I thought you passed away); one wonders what will fill up time once the trial has played out. Oh, I forgot…there’s still Warren Haynes Christmas Jam!

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