Well, that’s it. It’s been fun, WKRN, but I’m quitting you. I’ll still read and link to Kleinheider, because I suspect you hate and fear him, but I am done with the rest of you. Done with your website, done with your blogs, done with your news, and done with your shitty fall line-up.
I know it will have no effect on your bottom line and I know you could care less. It’s just a symbolic gesture.
But symbolic gestures mean something. If I could buy a billboard across the street from your studios and take a picture of myself making a one-fingered symbolic gesture in your direction, I would.
I don’t have that kind of money, though, so I have to make this one instead.
You may wonder what’s brought us to this point.
It’s the dog thing, really.
I mean, please, you’ve muzzled Kleinheider; you’ve neutered Nashville is Talking; and all out of fear of “offending people” or causing controversy.
But that Grantham person wants to write the most hysterical pearl-clutching crap about dogs–crap that directly contradicts your very own story–stuff that is offensive to me and other dog owners and people in general who know anything about dogs, and that’s just fine, apparently.
Well, it’s not fine with me.
You could be using the blogs to expand the story, to give your viewers more information, and actual facts. You could be helping them to make informed decisions about the effectiveness of breed bans and you could be doing work that would, potentially, save dogs’ lives.
And that’s what really, really pisses me off. In all of the blogging controversies you’ve weathered, there have been no lives at stake.
But with this one? There is. You’ve got a bunch of people who are putting other people in harm’s way because they don’t do right by their dogs. You’ve got dogs in harm’s way because people don’t do right by their dogs. And your station is seemingly on a crusade to help breed banners get rid of all ‘pitbull type dogs’ whatever that means.
Do what you must.
And I’ll do what I must.
But I’ll be doing it without you.