Disappointing Journalism: WDEF

WDEF needs to address their local political coverage, at least in this instance. It’s disingenuous to show one candidate (Coty Wamp) fiddle with their microphone (1:10-18 in the clip) as b-roll to a voice over of the candidate’s platform and then tout the other candidate’s (Neal Pinkston) years in office and experience (1:57 in the clip) with the candidate holding their microphone.

WDEF also failed to mention Pinkston’s nepotism charges as well as Wamp’s misidentification of a criminal subject. I’ll consider that a wash.

Full disclosure: I do not contribute or in any way support either candidate even though I am a registered Republican. When I see shoddy or poor journalism (or media pretending to be journalism) I will call it out.

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