What honestly started out as an olive branch extended to the Boise FD to provide some needed warning signs has evolved (degenerated) into the police spokeswoman bumping the GUARDIAN from the media e-mail list which she said was for “media only,” but after KIVI jumped on the issue the reason for not sharing news tips and press releases was the “behavior” of editor David R. Frazier.
The GUARDIAN will continue to offer its take on local events–with or without the blessing of the Boise PD spokeswoman. We stand by our actions, intent, behavior, and facts. We are also confident any reporters who were present at the Friday media event by the river will confirm the behavior of the GUARDIAN was not only polite, and non-confrontational, but pointedly avoided interfering with the press conference. We talked to reporters at their request AFTER the press conference. One doesn’t have to forsake their rights as a citizen when they share news as a journalist.
KIVI Channel 6 talked to a media authority Tuesday at the Poynter Institute–a national media think tank based in Florida. They also asked Frazier to comment. Here is the TELEVISION NEWS. Click on the camera icon.
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