Uh oh, I smell trouble brewing after this recent bit from the Bay Area’s Michael Finney.
“…a loyal reader sent a link to what ABC seven-on-your-side reporter Michael Finney in San Francisco thinks is news, a 2 minute plus tear-jerker of a story about Terri Weissinger, who made a home for herself in the San Francisco Airport in April.”
The battle is now well and truly joined:
“Mr. seven-on-her-side, Finney had the nerve (reporters are very nervy, busted!) to call the airline for a response as if Ms. Weissinger’s inability to pay for the services of an airline to take her and her stuff from A to B was worthy of a response from the airline and got a somewhat gracious, “We have apologized for her experience but cannot refund her ticket.” Stuck in the airport because of baggage fees, is the characterization of the reporter. She wasn’t stuck in the airport because of baggage fees, she was stuck in the airport because while she certainly looks like an adult, she was as ill-informed and as helpless as a child.”
This is what the lecture on “Aviation Reporting 101″ looks like:
Can’t we all get along?
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