5.30.2006

Fox 4 News Is Killing Me Tonight

Story #1: A bunch of egrets invaded private property in Johnson County. And reporter Brandon Todd had to put on a surgical mask because the smell was so bad. (According to the landowner, the smell was due to, as he pronounced it, "FEEkus".) Story #2: Two teachers at some private school in McKinney (30 and 26 years old) were arrested for possessing a "small amount of "methamphetamines." As Heather Hays dramatically told me, the two teachers that were "busted" had been "entrusted with children's lives." I was soooo riveted to the TV. Story #3: Some "thieves" stole copper out of an air-conditioning unit at a church in Pleasant Grove. (Although I was pleased that Lari Barager had been forced to cover this very important story.) Story #4: For some unknown reason, Fox 4 decided to show us surveillance video of a May 14th burglary of a convenience store in south Fort Worth where some guy stole a bunch of cigarettes. All life force was sucked out of me when Clarise Tinsley told me, "Police could call him the Marlboro Man."

13 comments:

Mary Mack said...
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bigm said...

Uh...why watch it then, Barry?

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, why dont you run for congress and join the other liberal, left wing activist. Until then, you'll have to get over the fact that drug possession is against the law,and these teachers were charged with a felony. Would you let them teach your kids? Didn't think so.

Anonymous said...

Remember when Decatur had its own egret problem? Man, that was baaaaaad!

Mary Mack said...

Hey 12:32- I bet you'd be surprised at the things the people teaching our kids do. As long as they're not doing it in front of our kids or they're not "under the influence" while teaching our kids, why is it our business?

Anonymous said...

What I don't understand about the egrets is this--a community has to traipse around and deal with the egrets in a "legal" and "animal rights" way, as if it would be a blow to the ecology to eradicate them. They are supposed to be African cattle egrets that originally came to our country by accident. So, if we totally wiped them out in this country, our "ecology" would be--BACK TO NORMAL!! And I'm sure they're not endangered in Africa!

Anonymous said...

Mary Mack-

The fact that they were "busted" for meth indicates that they were engaged in criminal activity. I personally would not want someone of that moral stature teaching my kids. It would be different if they went out and drank on the weekends, but these guys were in possession of ILLEGAL drugs.

As far as Fox 4 is concerned, they are trying to over-dramatize the news, just like every other news service. The biggest dissapointment is that even WFAA is now starting to do this, too.

Mary Mack said...

12:16 p.m.- They were involved in criminal activity about as much as the lady who was selling sex toys in Burleson. You people need to wake up. Recreational drug use is astoundingly popular. Now, if those teachers were trying to sell it to our kids, then I'll agree it's a huge story and a huge problem.

Anonymous said...

Mary mack-

You must be using drugs if you don't see this as a problem. I don't care how popular recreational drug use is, these idiots deserved to be fired. I guess you can't put down your bong long enough to see that.

Anonymous said...

Also, last time I checked (not that I have), sex toys are not illegal. Meth is!!

Mary Mack said...

4:10 pm & 4:11 pm- I'm assuming you are the same person. First of all, I was basically just agreeing with Barry that Heather Hays was being a little dramatic with her "entrusted with children's lives" comment. My point is this is not unusual at all. In fact, I know several well known members of society who partake of some illegal drugs occasionally. The only difference is these girls/teachers got caught. Secondly, why don't you google "burleson sex toys" and see what you come up with. Selling sex toys in Texas IS illegal if they are not sold as novelties.

Anonymous said...

Mary Mack- Like I said, I haven't checked on sex toys, but no matter how you market it, meth is ILLEGAL. Meth is not a novelty. Maybe you need to get some new friends. I do not personally know anyone who does "recreational" drugs occasionally. People who rely on these have problems and need to get those problems straightened out before teaching our kids. Perhaps "entrusting these people with our kids lives" is a bit dramatic, but teachers (myself included) can make a big impact on our kids lives. I would hope that the impact on my child is positive. As I said earlier, Fox 4 writers use the most dramatic words they can to "sell" news.

Anonymous said...

6:18 pm, I bet you do know some people who do recreational drugs, but they just aren't open to you about it.