Community Comment: The importance of giving back & lame-duck power grab?

Posted: 4:39 PM, Dec 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-13 16:50:57-05
Editorial: Beware of MI. lame duck session!

WXYZ DETROIT — Our WXYZ Editorial on the importance of giving prompted this reaction from Kelly Fielding:

“I enjoyed the editorial about philanthropy in Michigan. I work for Wells Fargo Advisors and there is an employee in our office hat raises $7,500 to $8,000 a year…for 12 different charities.”

But our editorial about what’s happening during the Michigan lame-duck session hit a nerve. Mary Hall-Rayford wrote:

“Thank you for addressing the situation in Lansing so clearly. I’m ecstatic to hear where WXYZ stands – on the side of the voters.”

The topic also blew up our Facebook page. Here’s a sample of what viewers posted:

Jennifer Urbanek:

“They are pushing through crap bills that voters don’t want.”

Dawn Phoenix:

“It’s not just during lame-duck sessions that they don’t care about your vote.

Robert Ryan:

“Time to start over. Fire everybody.”

Larry Shelf wrote:

“This particular session has convinced me that it’s all about the political party and to hell with everyone else.”

Chris Whittington said:

“Clearly, the opinion of the people of Michigan means nothing.”

Tony Leoni demanded:

“Refund the taxpayers’ money!”

But there were a few who like what’s happening. Tony Zoo said:

“Sign the damn bills!”

And Nicholas Ronald wrote: “I support it.”

That’s it for this year. We’ll take a couple weeks off to recharge our editorial batteries, so to speak. Happy Holidays! We’ll be back with more station opinions in 2019.

Thanks for watching and writing!

I'm Chuck Stokes, Editorial Director
Broadcast: December 13 - 16, 2018