Re: Paris Jackson Possible Suicide Attempt Rushed to Hospital SHE IS OK
I am new to this forum. Thanks for letting me join. I'm wondering if the members here will help out today. Here's my story:
Hey everyone, I just had a most unpleasant experience with a local cable news show here. I'd love it if people could pass this info on to the boards and other social networking they use and deluge this station with comments.
I'm in Pittsburgh and watch a cable news show (PCNC) for the weather report every morning. Yesterday, I left the TV on as I was doing chores in the background and their "talk show" called Pittsburgh Now came on. The moderator of that show is Chris Moore. http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/pittsburgh-now/nDw98/
It is one of those stupid call-in shows that cater to the most salacious stories and people who have extreme opinions that want to be on the air to blab about them.
So, he starts the show with "headlines" and puts a slant on them to arouse those extreme people to want to call in and then runs the show. Yesterday's headline went something like this:
Paris Jackson was hospitalized for attempted suicide: LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER. SHE MUST HAVE TOO MUCH MONEY. Then he invited people to call in and talk about it. I was furious.
So, today I called the station to complain. The person at the head of the PCNC part of their corporation is Mark Barrish. At first when I said that I was horrified at how a 15 year old was being humiliated on TV he was dismissive. So, I asked him if it were his 15 year old daughter being denigrated, how he would feel. I pointed out that her father was murdered, so the "like father, like daughter" comment was completely inappropriate and that I was unaware that a serious disease like depression could be caused by the amount of money one might have. I pointed out that depression was the third most fatal disease in this country and that it was comments like that in the media that might cause her to try again, perhaps more successfully the next time. At that point, he said he was able to understand the point I was making.
Then I added that it was the systematic denigration in the media that killed Michael Jackson and I found it disgusting that now they would put that kind of focus on pursuing his family. At that point, he said he disagreed with me that the media had anything to do with the demise of Michael Jackson and I just went off on him and didn't even let him talk because he began arguing with me.
I was so furious I called back to find out their advertisers from yesterday's show so I could call them and let them know how disgusting I thought that kind of treatment about a depressed 15 year old was. (Advertisers assume that each person that calls represents a lot more.) HE REFUSED TO GIVE ME THE NAMES OF THE ADVERTISERS FOR YESTERDAY. I clarified that and asked him directly, "Are you refusing to tell me?" He said yes. So, I informed him that I would put that up on the internet and I hoped he would have a nice day!
Will you guys (everywhere) take a minute to call and complain? Be sure and ask who the advertisers for that show were. Money talks - and hurts. So, again, he is Mark Barrish, the head of PCNC. His direct line is (412) 237-1190.
The Vice President and General Manager of WPXI (the umbrella group that owns PCNC) is Ray Carter (412) 237-1100. And their owner is the Cox Media Group in Atlanta and their President is Bill Hoffman. (678) 645-000.
I appreciate your help in this matter. Thanks!