In our area of Montana we recently had a woman killed by two dogs. It was a tragic event all the way around.
The headlines and articles that followed were sensational, irresponsible, pieces of crap. And I said so publicly on my facebook page.
The next day I had three news stations call me and ask if I would be willing to give an interview. I said yes.
Only one followed through, and we were able to meet within that hour. This news station manager was kind, a bully breed owner herself, and asked what might be the most intelligent questions I have ever been asked in an interview. I very much appreciate her professionalism but also her personal stake in this story since she was going to be directly impacted.
We always film my interviews for newspaper, tv, or otherwise so we have a record of what was asked and what was said, sans ‘editing magic’ that can often times manipulate the context of ones words.
On TV only a few 10 second clips of this interview were aired, the raw footage is 20 minutes.
This is as close as our camera was allowed, so turn up your volume. I hope this is helpful and can help people understand how things can go terribly wrong if there is not complete understanding of who you live with.