A lot of ink-stained wretches in addition to our own inimitable Reid have responded. As House of Pain says, jump.
Before I start, in fairness, we’ve all been the rook who forgets that no matter what kind of story we’re covering, our subjects are human beings.
Wow. I don’t know what is more disturbing. The complete detachment or the seemingly enabling comments to the blog thereafter.Say, why would you want to do “how do you feel?” interviews if you can’t really “feel” yourself. Hmmm…… a sociopathic news reporter, seems like a character from the show Dexter.
Don’t feel bad about picking on interns…. the idea that someone in the news business got a “rush” from covering a murder suicide that included a young child is exactly what is wrong with the media and has been for awhile now.That’s why after being a ink-stained wretch for more than 25 years, I didn’t hurry out looking for another newspaper job after 1027. It was getting harder and harder all the time to explain to friends and family all the supposed good that could come of journalism in the face of this kind of stuff.Someone with some human decency needs to sit down with this kid, or better yet, take him to some funerals and see if he continues to feel that “rush.”
He obviously doesn’t have kids. Once he does, he’ll probably look back at his journalism scrapbook (and you know he has one, probably scrapbooked by his mom or his lil sis) at that blog entry and feel a little nauseated and hopefully a lot embarrassed.
Hi Trey … I’m a fellow journalist and I know Reid, Tim, and Nancy … so naturally I’m obsessed with FrontBurner … anyway … the intern who wrote that insensitive “all about me blog” despite that he was covering the murder of a three year old is named Matthew Haag.I’ll admit, I’m a former WFAA intern myself … but I’m just wondering … think Matthew’s any relation to former WFAA News Director Marty Haag? If so, shouldn’t he know better — just by default?
Any chance Matthew Haag is the son of Marty Haag, formerly (didn’t he retire?) of Belo/WFAA?
Don’t know. At 5:15 on a Friday, calculate the odds of me doing any legwork as zero.
As I read the intern kid’s self-centered blog post, I realized Chuck, the no like-y Dallas travel writer, might be correct. If we relate the travel writer’s take on Big D and the intern’s blog post — it looks like we have a match. Lots of “I”, “me” and “my” sprinkled in.
And oh, by the way, a 3 year old child died leading to a “great learning experience” for said intern.