Carl's Capitol Comments
Urban media's 'controversy leads' approach sacrifices balanced reporting
April 14, 2021
Being from a small town in northwest Oklahoma, one thing for which I’m extremely grateful is the fairness of our local news outlets. Reporters in our district are very considerate of getting all points of view on an issue. Our local papers and airwaves are not filled with one-sided propaganda.
That is not always the case at the state Capitol. We pass numerous bills meant to improve the lives of Oklahomans. But the Capitol news pool is often only interested in catching the comments that may display controversy to show on the 6 O’clock news.
My office at the Capitol is on the fifth floo...