What a sad state of affairs if the three female newscasters who are suing KMBC for gender discrimination have merit (11/15, A-1, “KMBC hit by gender lawsuit; Three women who are on-air personalities also allege age bias and ‘a hostile environment’.”)
While all three women are physically attractive, that is not why I get my news from them. I chose that station, in part, because of those three newscasters’ ability to develop good sources and their professionalism in delivering the story.
The idea that the viewing public demands this change is a bunch of malarkey. The media bears responsibility for the images and messages it sends to viewers.
Discrimination is a learned behavior. We were not born with it. Just as we learned to discriminate, we can learn not to. Unfortunately, after the Christine Craft fiasco, this may not have been a lesson learned by this station.
It’s past time to realize that it is what’s on the inside that counts, not a fleeting image.
I always liked Maria Antonia. She always had great rapport with Joel Nichols and Jeremy Hubbard. They had completely different personalities, but she could blend in with anyone. I wondered what happened to her.
I was here during the Christine Craft incident. You would think KMBC would have learned from it.
That was before the computer generation. This generation gets its news from the Internet and cell phones, so why is the station still trying to please them?