Ian certainly has supervision over the newscasts, but story selection, stacking, and writing are the individual show producers' responsibility. Ian provides help and guidance when needed. And he works with the reporters to craft and focus their stories.
Jeremy Alford is an awesome journalist/reporter, and probably the only one in Louisiana where you honestly can't tell which way he leans politically. Those types are extremely rare.
My issue with Ian is his obsession with "professional" wrestling. I mean, come on, dude! It's fake ____!
Then again, I guess that's what Washington DC is too, so...maybe he's not too off the wall.
While everyone else in the media was portraying the oil & gas legacy lawsuits in an anti-oil company light, Alfred produced numerous articles showing both sides of that debate. Any true activist Democrat in the media would have made sure to promote the bucket brigade side with 90 percent of the favorable coverage. He didn't do that.
He is by far the best journalist in the state when it comes to informing people what is going on in Baton Rouge.
You know, some people say it's important to read articles and opinions from people with a different perspective than yours. And they also say the fact that so many people are only seeking out news sources that confirm their biases is what is leading to the extreme polarization we see today. Sounds crazy right?
Yeah, better be safe and stick to Fox News and Brietbart. You don't want all those liberal local news stations to say something you disagree with.
There is only one side to a fact. Ideally news outlets should only report facts (outside of their opinion pages.)
If you really think KATC has some liberal bias I don't even know what to say to you. The realities we see are so far apart it's probably not even worth discussing.
Every talking head in the U.S. reported that fact. Most all of them reported it in a way that either led their viewers to believe it was no big deal, or in a way that led viewers to believe it was a serious breach of national security, perhaps even treasonous.
No one just listed facts and left it up to you to decide.
I think the biggest problem at KATC is their evening news producer who used to work at KPEL.
Rumor is he drinks Zima and wears a purple and mustard yellow thong.
KATC news has been nothing but anti-Trump, liberal fake news this election season. When they started to run ABC's hate-Trump packages every day, and had Jim Hummel and Marcel Fontenot spouting the democrat party line in their intros to those packages, I turned them off. Won't ever watch them again, in spite of the fact that Travis Webb is so good at what he does. I'm not going to have their anti-oilfield, enviro-stupidity coming into my house every day.