How do you respond to an issue, How soon do you respond to an issue, How often do you respond to an issue?
Mayor Stothert's Chief of Staff, Marty Bilek, given permission to carry concealed handgun in City-County Building. http://t.co/Eg1P8ObLHg
— Omaha World-Herald (@OWHnews) July 19, 2013
My official response without reading the article was:
— Vernon J 3.8 (@Vernon_J_) July 19, 2013
Now I didn’t read the article without responding, I still haven’t read it. I don’t want to give them any additional stats for that story. I’m guessing that Marty went though the proper channels to be approved to carry a weapon.
NOW I’m of the camp that says the media should use the word controversial in any story. The readers/viewers should be able to form their own opinions about the issue. When you use the C world, you are putting that thought in their mind.
I respond to issues privately and publicly in 2 different manners. Once you publish or talk to someone about the issue, your feelings are out there. BUT in the privacy or your own mind or home, you can respond. What is wrong with that person.
Before I respond publicly, the 1st question I ask myself is. Is my life affected by the issue, if that answer is NO. Then I don’t comment on it publicly, cause no one actually cares what I think. IF they want to know they will ask me.
So do us a favor, take a moment. Think before you respond.
Vernon J taking moments to enjoy the moment.