Thursday, December 01, 2005

"The Facts" my arse!

Since '82, the Clute-based daily has published hard-luck stories to raise money for needy kids at Christmas time, but they never checked out their veracity, choosing to take the word of Childrens Protective Services caseworkers.

A Houston TV reporter started asking questions about one of this year's hard-luck cases, leading CPS to discover a hard-luck story about a "hurricane" victim was fabricated.

So now the Clute-based "Facts" has plugged the plug on the whole shebang, which means even the real hard-luck kids are not gonna get a holiday helping hand. Nice going, Facts. Throw the baby out with the bath water.

Next time, if there is a next time, maybe you can find it in the goodness of your public-spirited heart to put one of your full-time employees on the job for a month or so, just to make sure the public isn't getting snookered. Then the whole Fill-a-stocking campaign wouldn't have to be blown up because of your bottom-line negligence.

"The Facts" my arse!
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1 comment:

JD Allen said...

Yeah. Yeah, baby. I have squawked many times about how crummy they are - writing, editing and accuracy are all in short supply there.

But they believe they are marvelous. And after all, it is better to LOOK marvelous than FEEL marvelous, right?