You may know actress Patricia Heaton from the shows ‘Everyone Loves Raymond’ and ‘The Middle’ but what you might not know is that Heaton is a Christian conservative who rocks social media with close to 400K followers on Twitter.
She weighed in on the Covington Catholic controversy that was wrongly reported by the leftist media as a case of Catholic students harassing a Native-American at the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. She believes as we do that the press should suffer some consequence for their horrific reporting:
PATRICIA HEATON NAILS IT:
I’m seeing what I believe to be sincere apologies from some journalists and verified media persons regarding their lack of professionalism in rushing to judgment re the Covington Catholic situation.
These apologies are welcome and necessary, but they don’t address the damage that cannot be undone which was inflicted upon young people who are about to embark on adulthood – applying to colleges, looking for employment, etc.
These young people will forever have these smears follow them through their life every time they proffer their resume with the word “Covington” on it. It will also affect anyone who ever has or ever will attend that school. The damage is incalculable.
And yet those who perpetrated this destruction, no matter how unintended, are still at their jobs, with nary a consequence for their reckless behavior.
It seems to me that an apology without some kind of accompanying action which speaks to the seriousness of their transgression – a suspension from work, some loss of pay – renders any apology empty.
Some kind of compensatory action would go a long way in signaling their recognition of the seriousness of their transgression and help to restore what’s left of the public’s very fragile trust in their reputations as trustworthy journalists.
However, I don’t believe this will happen.
1. I'm seeing what I believe to be sincere apologies from some journalists and verified media persons regarding their lack of professionalism in rushing to judgement re the #CovingtonCatholic situation.
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) January 21, 2019
We couldn’t agree more with Heaton’s comments.