Tell WUTC and local lawmakers: We support free media

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Constance Hober
4 years ago
My child is the one who died by suicide. She feared her future of living in constant ridicule, we loved her, she was a computer geek, but feared leaving her apartment for the way people treated her or talked about her.

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Gale Mauk
4 years ago
It is outrageous that TN state senator Mike Bell treated his young constituents shabbily then pressured UTC to fire a young WUTC reporter who was merely doing her job. Bell needs to be sanctioned or recalled. Helbert must be reinstated. Shameful, possibly unconstitutional behavior by the State Senator and the University.

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Cathy May
4 years ago
We must maintain a free press that is not controlled by government.

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Ola Scruggs
4 years ago
I support free media!

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Teena DiPillo
4 years ago
I support free media! Let the truth be known to all!

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Tina Tomaszewski
4 years ago
It is completely unacceptable for a state legislator to bully a group of visiting students to tears and then bully my local college's public radio station into firing the reporter whose report made clear that he was an ignorant, arrogant bully.

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Joseph Paden
4 years ago
Intimidation of the press through threats of cuts to state funding is the height of cowardice, not least the mendacious rational for dismissal! of a young reporter

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William Smith
4 years ago
WUTC should not have been so easily influenced to fire the reporter but rather should improve the training and protocols for reporters.

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Grayson Collins
4 years ago
She has the right what she wants under our First Amendment.

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Travis Smith
4 years ago
I'm signing because NPR is my favorite station for news. I feel they are unbiased and their articles and news are based upon fact and they're not biased toward one party or the other.