Sunday, April 26, 2015

Still Don't Believe Mainstream News Media has a "Working" Relationship with Law Enforcement?

Nikki Rudd poses with fellow News10 NBC members

By Davy V.

For years I've talked about Corporate-America run mainstream news media's "special" relationship with  law enforcement.

A relationship with lots of benefits.

I've written about how when it comes to law enforcement, mainstream news media will go to great lengths in order not to damage that relationship.

You see, mainstream news media, and law enforcement can't do their jobs without the each other's help.

Mainstream news media depends on law enforcement agencies to feed them info., tips, leads, etc., and to keep them "in the loop"especially when it comes to high profile cases which mainstream news media outlets cover.

And law enforcement agencies need mainstream news media to get things out to the public.

You know, the "Police want to know if you've seen this suspect, call them" sort of thing.

But mainstream news media needs law enforcement more than law enforcement needs mainstream news media.

And that's why mainstream news media often treads very lightly when it comes to putting law enforcement under any sort of negative spotlight.

Let's just say that when it comes to reporting incidents of police misconduct and corruption, mainstream news media treads very lightly.

In essence mainstream news media takes what I like to call the "Don't bite the hand that feeds you" approach, before reporting on any incident of police misconduct and corruption.

In my hometown of Rochester, NY, mainstream news media reporters are very close with local law enforcement agencies such as the Rochester, NY Police Department, and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

Very close.

In fact, you can say that mainstream news media reporters in Rochester, NY are in bed with law enforcement.

And in some cases I mean that literally.

But I won't get into that right now.

I'll save that for another time.

But for now, consider this.

Nikki Rudd, a reporter for Rochester, NY's NBC affiliate, News 10NBC, emceed the Rochester, NY Police Department's annual Blue and Gold Gala, Sunday.

The Rochester, NY Police Department's Blue and Gold Gala is an annual fundraiser for the RPD.

Because you know, taxpayers hard earned dollars are just not enough.

(Enter sarcasm)

So how's that for the close relationship between mainstream news media and law enforcement?

I mean what ever happened to news reporters remaining impartial?

Nikki Rudd, a news reporter emceeing a fundraiser for the Rochester, NY Police Department?

Posing for photos with a fellow reporter and even News10 NBC's weatherman Rich Caniglia, like they're on the red carpet in Hollywood?

And then tweeting about how happy she is to help raise money for the Rochester, NY Police Departmrnt? 

Well, there you go.

Still Don't Believe Mainstream News Media has a Working Relationship with Law Enforcement?

Nikki Rudd tweets "What an honor to be a part of the Rochester Police Foundation's
Blue & Gold Gala. Thanks to my "partners in crime!"

Nikki Rudd tweets "Thanks to everyone who helped raise money for the Rochester Police Foundation..."

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