Wednesday, May 1, 2013

KXAN News Omits Pertinent Bond Issue Information


On Monday, KXAN (the Austin affiliate of NBC news) reporter Erin Cargile delivered the following report on the ongoing Austin Independent School District bond issue election:


In the report, Cargile spends a full minute out of the 90 second report touring a school that AISD has allowed to fall into disrepair despite $853 million in previous bond approvals in 2004 and 2008; in her report, Cargile neglects to mention that AISD is still sitting on $229 Million (p. 105) in 'authorized but not issued' bonds from those previous elections.

Cahnman's Musings does not know whether Cargile's sin of omission was due to ignorance or malice.  Neither do we care; Jesus forgives Erin Cargile and we do as well.  With early voting ongoing, setting the record straight is paramount.

Cahnman's Musings respectfully requests an on-air apology and correction from Erin Cargile during the first minute of tonight's 10PM KXAN broadcast.  AISD is currently sitting on $229 million in 'authorized but not issued' bonds from previous elections.  This is pertinent information that informed voters deserve.

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1 comment:

  1. Erin's a good reporter, but she's prone to TV limitations (such as four-hour windows to get a story done, editors who shrug at boring information, etc.).

    Give her a chance.

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