In McBride/Flynn Story, Important to Remember Real People are Involved
Gossip columnist Dan Bice publishes a story about Police Chief Flynn having an affair with former reporter and conservative darling Jessica McBride. I’m not going to get into it too much, there are plenty of other blogs on both sides who are having a field day with this and I don’t feel like jumping into the cesspool.
I think the best thing to do is to realize there are real people involved here, and in McBride’s case, several children and a husband as well.
The biggest issue here outside of the personal stuff is the fact that McBride lectures about journalism and ethics at UW Milwaukee. I don’t know how you can have someone teaching about ethics in journalism when that person has violated the very ethics they’re trying to teach about, but that’s the decision of the UW Milwaukee.
One other thing about this whole mess… in their breaking, breathless TEAM coverage of this last night, WTMJ looked simply ridiculous. As someone else said, is it TMJ or TMZ?