Oskar’s mom person here. I don’t usually do the same post on Oskar’s blog as I do on Pet Blogs United, but I feel this issue warranted the duplication. If you’re reading it twice, I apologize.
|Picture from My Fox Memphis web page.|
Ernie Freeman, Anchor on Fox13’s My Fox Memphis had this to say yesterday on his Twitter account @ErnieFreeman:
“Let me be clear…Pit-Bulls are savage beasts. #KillerPitBulls”
Then once he started getting a negative response sent up this sad message asking for supporters.
“Click this picture and like the page. Help me out. The Pit Bull owners are taking over my page.”
He touts himself as being a 4 time Emmy Award winner and alumni of Michigan State. Being from Michigan I’m embarrassed about the latter.
I left this comment on his FB page.
It links to Corbins Guest Post on Blogville’s Pitty Post Day.
Today he says he is done discussing the topic. In a another FB post I told him, “When you make a sweeping statement that “Pit Bulls are savage beasts” along with using #KillerPitBulls, you are using your platform to promote ignorance. You don’t get to decide to be done after such an attack on an innocent and loving breed of animal.”
I think My Fox Memphis has a right to know what people feel about their anchor’s views on Pit Bulls. Here is their contact information.
To write us, send your correspondence to:
WHBQ FOX 13
485 S. Highland
Memphis, TN 38111
Main number: (901) 320-1340
News tips: (901) 320-1340
News Tip E-mail: email@example.com
Share your pictures: http://pix.myfoxmemphis.com/
Or you can contact Ernie directly:
Ernie on Twitter: @ErnieFreeman
We all know that Pit Bulls have a hard enough time without influential people in the media using their platforms for hate. Let’s stand up to this bully.