Here are just a FEW of the responses from viewers regarding my Shame On story. Spelling and grammar haven’t been changed to preserve accuracy of quotes.
“That was an awesome story on the news last night. Brought a smile to my face.” – John McCollough, via Facebook
“It is about time a news station exposed the truth. I am proud of them.” –Natalie Canaday
“Thank you for reporting on this. I have personally been impacted by the effects of this. I know someone that has run a commercial drywall company for years. One of the owners is the most sincere and honorable businessmen that I have ever known. I respect him and the way he runs his business, I have no reason to believe that he is more than fair with everyone, including his employees. Now because of this unethical protesting, he is losing a significant amount of business, because his clients are afraid to use his company.” - Chris K. via email.
“SHAME ON 9News for spreading Right Wing hate and lies!” – Tori Case, via Facebook
“Wow. Jeremy Jojola is a sleazy reporter.” – Jack Rivers, via Twitter
AND FINALLY A RESPONSE FROM A UNION MEMBER:
“I’m a trustee with Local 55, and am very upset with this story! Many of these picketers are out of work carpenters, as well as their family. The $10/ hr these people are getting is more than alot of the people working for these companies being picketed are earning doing very physical carpentry. I know there are more English speaking carpenters on these picket lines, I have been on one myself. Why didn’t you show a clip talking to one of them?” – Michael Gist, via Facebook