Journalism 101: Who, what, when, where, why, and, if known, how.
So another woman with a restraining order is dead. This time, the victim was Tierne Ewing. Still, not one reporter is reporting Ewing’s murder could have been twice, easily prevented.
Worse, not one reporter, (initially) identified the judge by name, who was responsible for getting Tierne Ewing, killed. My question is: Why.
Yesterday it was Tierne Ewing. Today and tomorrow and for all the days after that; it’ll be someone else. The “reporting” will all be the same. Faulty. Weak.
Faulty and weak for omitting two, key pieces of information.
The identity of the judge; and
That there exists several kinds of GPS which would have saved her life with early warning – and which can’t be cut off.
For those with not much time, one of many new types of Effective GPS, some that can’t be cut off, can be found at Restraining order solutions. It’s been around for years. But media seems to want to keep it a big ole secret.
Great. But still, what’s up with the weak reporting?
You got me there! I don’t know what is being taught in journalism schools, (or whether these media hires were, “Marketing and Communications”) majors. But more importantly, I don’t know why the public accepts bad reporting from corporations identifying themselves as News organizations in the first place.
I do know people watch TV and read the news for better information. We do not want low level information. The identity of every judge in these types of crimes is significant.
Identifying the solution, is key. Yet almost daily, the public watches a scrum of “reporters” fresh from hair and make-up standing in front of crime scene tape, each offering details of the murder; just carefully not mentioning the identity of the Judge who made the murder, possible…or that there’s a solution.
Demand an end to poor journalism practices
I called both WTAE and WPIX and asked about this. Both assignment editors seemed bored by my question. Why is that? Why are reporters deliberately failing to inform the public of the decisions of elected/appointed judges? Why aren’t Assignment editors demanding key information when not doing so makes zero sense?
Except sexism-to-misogyny is deeply embedded in American DNA.
By the way, the name of the killer judge is Judge Gary Gillman. Also, the public should be aware Judge Gary Gillman lists among his skills “Critical listener.” No really! You can see Gary Gillman’s Youtube commercial, here. Or click below.
Omitting pertinent information from the voting public is something media has been doing for a long, long time.
Click here -> for a short history of the name of judges being deliberately withheld from the public. Maybe that’s something Emily’s List could consider making a priority. God knows, media isn’t. Today it’s The Trib TOTAL Media (Not so much!) and WPIX and WTAE Action News and Bofta Yimam not identifying the judge. Tomorrow it it will be another corporation….not identifying the judge somewhere. And the below screen shots are what you’ll see.
Interestingly, Tierne Ewing’s father, had no problem identifying the problem.
“Something’s wrong with the judging system in our country.”
Sexism. Misogyny – see another demonstration how women are treated by the police and the Court system.
Consider this clip from Kentucky, featuring a naked, from-the-waist down, woman, and a Public Defender, so shy, that she tip-toed, delicately, around the subject, instead of expressing her outrage by the treatment of her client from the beginning of the hearing. (Something the Judge Amber Wolf asked the PD herself.)
In closing we need:
Reporters who actually report the basics.
More judges like Judge Amber Wolf
Public Defender… DEFENDER!?! Give me a break!! She’s just a BABY fresh out of law school & no common sense to defend anyone, let alone this particular lady. She may have been assigned 15 min. before appearing in court, but that ‘dimmed in the head’ didn’t even offer her LONG JACKET or SWEATER (whatever it was) to the defendant to at least cover her fanny. She didn’t show an ounce of sense or anything else to defend this lady’s rights. I’ll bet the defendant didn’t have any means of transportation to get to court when she should have shown up. Again… her “Defender” was too weak to even offer that up. The judge became the lady’s Public Defender. Kudos to the judge for telling the defendant she has a civil cause of action… without actually using those words.
Okay… ’nuff already so I’ll get down off the soap box & just growl. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr…..
NO! PLEASE keep growling!! Talk about ineffectiveness of counsel, whew! So incompetent. Exactly why PDs are often called “Public Pretenders.”
And of course, this wasn’t mentioned in the newscast.