King 5 Reporter Allegedly Advises Occupy Seattle Protester to Get a Third Job
This could be my favorite Twitter post of the day:
Christ, I hate TV reporters
- Cienna Madrid
- One of these things is not like the other.
. They swept in like vultures at the prospect of violence yesterday and then just floated away when things calmed down. One reporter would run off to the sidelines until people in the crowd started yelling, when she would run back into the fray, shoving people aside so she could see what was going on. The refreshing thing about this was a lot of protesters yesterday called the news crews out on their bloodthirsty bullshit, and just showing up for the photo op. All the networks should realize that people are going to report on their bad behavior
. Maybe it's time to stop asking stupid questions and start acting like real journalists.
UPDATE: In the comments, someone claiming to be from King 5 has responded:
This is Evonne from KING 5. The question our reporter asked was "What would you say to people who would suggest you need to get a 3rd job instead of protest?" We have reached out to the tweeter to clarify this, but at this point he has not responded.
Evonne, I would like to suggest you go back to my sentence about stupid questions. Here is a stupid question: "What would you say if someone told you they wanted to cause you a great deal of pain and/or discomfort?" That's basically what your reporter asked.