I wanted to share this article with you that was written by Marcy Setter, I found it in the Woof Report, which can be found on the front page of our Forum! Why have I posted it in the dogpawfile magazine?? Because I believe ever word that has been written! I would really appreciate your comments too!
Yesterday morning as I lay in bed listening to the news I hear a story coming on of a heroic dog, I sit up to watch the story on the local news.
The family explains how an armed man broke into the house and was threatening them when Dboy came to the rescue and took 2 bullets in the head to save his family from the intruder. When I see Dboy, he of course is a pit bull type dog and I feel a sense of pride for my breed of choice. For this is the Pit bull I know, loyal and loving and not what the media presents by reporting every negative possible.
Then it hits me, the media has done it again. In the 2 or 3 minute story, the term “dog” was used over and over. Not once did the report mention the breed. Of course had this been a negative story we know the sound byte would have been “Pit Bull” and that would have been mentioned every couple of seconds through the story. Later in the day, we find the video of the story on CNN as well, again no mention of breed, just dog.
Why must we constantly be disappointed in the media? What does it take for some fairness to come through… My belief in the news is at an all time low these days. I watch the local news , CNN and MSNBC but more and more I don’t believe much of anything they report because I have seen what the national media has done to my beloved breed. They pick and choose what is being reported, they sensationalize the smallest of incidents and create a atmosphere of fear. The are not reporting the good stories with the same attention or flare, heck they don’t even use the words pit bull. Since they do this with dogs, what are they doing when reporting on other issues? Whatever happened to an unbiased media reporting the facts…. Did it ever exist?