A remote news van from WDJT-TV (Channel 58) was spotted in a disabled parking space.
The media watchdog website FTV Live posted a photo of the van Tuesday calling the station out with the admonition: “…it seems news crews don’t bat an eye pulling into these spots and screw the people that really need them.”
According to the site the picture was snapped by a viewer.
A case of a citizen journalist catching supposedly professional journalists acting unprofessionally.
It’s like committing a crime and leaving your ID at the scene. Bad branding.
That said, there’s no way of knowing whether the van driver was disabled.
“We are aware of” the situation and “are handling internally,” said news director Tracy Davis. WDJT is owned by Chicago based Weigel Broadcasting Company.
And from the “Do As I Say” files, the station ran a four-minute story on this very topic, last July.
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