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#1 Dec 17, 2012
Paducah Sun recieves a "serious threat" letter possibly involving Reidland High School. And Paducah Sun refuses to turn over the name and address of a possible suspect to the Sheriffs Department????
Are you kidding me?? Why not just giving the Sheriff's Department the information under the table?
Listen Paxton's, is your ratings that bad where you need that kind of attention? Unbelievable.
I compliment West Ky Star for reporting this.
Tracie

United States

#2 Dec 18, 2012
Wont do any good to boycott them unless boycotting wpsd as well being Paxton media controls them both and one will keep the other going. Now if advertisers stop using both and sales and ratings drop then they would have to start acting like they actually live here instead of pretending they are just visiting and nothing said or published applies to them as well
Truth

Paducah, KY

#3 Dec 18, 2012
Find out the facts first. Read the article, the author wasn't the one making the threat, it was asking why a threat hasn't been taken seriously.
Agreed

Duluth, GA

#4 Dec 18, 2012
Truth wrote:
Find out the facts first. Read the article, the author wasn't the one making the threat, it was asking why a threat hasn't been taken seriously.
It doesn't matter!! If this person really wanted to help, they would have went straight to the sheriff's office to begin with. PMG are a bunch of A-Holes. Everyone should do the common sense thing and work together to make sure our kids are safe.
Surrounded by morons

Eden Prairie, MN

#5 Dec 18, 2012
Then your issue lies with the person who sent the complaint to the Paducah Sun, not the newspaper/media outlet itself. Any newspaper has an explicit requirement via journalistic ethics to not reveal any of their sources. This, of course, can be overturned if the revealing of a source would help protect or prevent any further incident. However, this won't help in this case. A person wrote to the Paducah Sun and asked why previous threats were not being taken seriously. The person who wrote the letter to the Sun did not make any threat whatsoever. Please take the entire story into consideration before you wildly make unsupported accusations. You look like a fool, and are a poor (and unfortunately vocal) representation of the city of Paducah.
Teamsters Proud

Paducah, KY

#6 Dec 18, 2012
Surrounded by morons wrote:
Then your issue lies with the person who sent the complaint to the Paducah Sun, not the newspaper/media outlet itself. Any newspaper has an explicit requirement via journalistic ethics to not reveal any of their sources. This, of course, can be overturned if the revealing of a source would help protect or prevent any further incident. However, this won't help in this case. A person wrote to the Paducah Sun and asked why previous threats were not being taken seriously. The person who wrote the letter to the Sun did not make any threat whatsoever. Please take the entire story into consideration before you wildly make unsupported accusations. You look like a fool, and are a poor (and unfortunately vocal) representation of the city of Paducah.
Your taking what TPS is saying they can spin everything...Produce the letter redacted with subject name for everyone to see
Hold on

Paducah, KY

#7 Dec 18, 2012
Wait a second. All the Sun had to do was give the name to the police. They quietly go question this person. Then they quietly confirm their information. All could have been done during school yesterday. Instead it is now a BIG production and whatever information could have been obtained is tainted. The Paducah Sun did a huge disservice to the community yesterday.
MONEY MONEY

Gilbertsville, KY

#8 Dec 18, 2012
Hold on wrote:
Wait a second. All the Sun had to do was give the name to the police. They quietly go question this person. Then they quietly confirm their information. All could have been done during school yesterday. Instead it is now a BIG production and whatever information could have been obtained is tainted. The Paducah Sun did a huge disservice to the community yesterday.
It's all about selling papers and WPSD..You can't make this shit up
legal eagle

Bowling Green, KY

#9 Dec 18, 2012
You might want to read Kentucky Revised statute 421.100 (Kentucky's Shield law) which protects employees of newspapers, radio and television from producing their sources, before condemning the newspaper for taking such a position.

I agree that, if a threat was made by the writer of the letter, then hopefully the Sun would have decided differently about producing the identity. Without the protection of news sources, the public might never know the truth about certain incidents, i.e. Watergate. Just my opinion, and I respect yours.
Hold on

Owensboro, KY

#10 Dec 18, 2012
legal eagle wrote:
You might want to read Kentucky Revised statute 421.100 (Kentucky's Shield law) which protects employees of newspapers, radio and television from producing their sources, before condemning the newspaper for taking such a position.
I agree that, if a threat was made by the writer of the letter, then hopefully the Sun would have decided differently about producing the identity. Without the protection of news sources, the public might never know the truth about certain incidents, i.e. Watergate. Just my opinion, and I respect yours.
Nothing was agreed to beforehand. No confidentiality was required. Paducah Sun hiding behind this statute is a sham. The kids were at school all day while this was discussed. Could have been handled quietly with no harm to author of letter.
truth as i see it

Hopkinsville, KY

#11 Dec 18, 2012
All they have is news u can see on the Internet today

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#12 Dec 18, 2012
Paducah Sun,(Paxton Media Group), SHAME on you for using your so-called influence and petty business practices to hold the public hostage to
a serious threat directed towards the same public that purchases your "product". Not to mention the physical threat possibly directed towards our children, AGAIN!!!
Stop making excuses. I know your "paper", and know the employees first hand, that make the major decisions. There was so many other ways to handle that situation, and you chose to play the game of "protect the source". I bet if the source threatened your family, the name and address of the writer would have been walked into the Grand Jury. And for the supporters of how the PMG handled the recent threat received, I pray for you too.
Keep your newspaper, there are much better sources for me to get my news.
And to the McCracken County Sheriffs Department, we are behind you 100%, find that asshole before he hurts somebody. Im sure the PMG will spin it.
Agreed

Duluth, GA

#13 Dec 18, 2012
Leon91 wrote:
Paducah Sun,(Paxton Media Group), SHAME on you for using your so-called influence and petty business practices to hold the public hostage to
a serious threat directed towards the same public that purchases your "product". Not to mention the physical threat possibly directed towards our children, AGAIN!!!
Stop making excuses. I know your "paper", and know the employees first hand, that make the major decisions. There was so many other ways to handle that situation, and you chose to play the game of "protect the source". I bet if the source threatened your family, the name and address of the writer would have been walked into the Grand Jury. And for the supporters of how the PMG handled the recent threat received, I pray for you too.
Keep your newspaper, there are much better sources for me to get my news.
And to the McCracken County Sheriffs Department, we are behind you 100%, find that asshole before he hurts somebody. Im sure the PMG will spin it.
I know how they work too and agree! this post says it all!'Surrounded by Morons' needs not speak about something they know nothing about. It's people like that that are a poor rep of our county/city. You're missing what everyone is saying. Not to mention...you probably don't even have children that go to school. Thank you Leon91. You are so right.'Surrounded by Morons' please take note.
Guest

Dexter, MO

#14 Dec 18, 2012
Praying for The Paducah Sun,(Paxton Media Group), the soul of executive editor for they are no better and just as evil as the person that wrote the letter.
truth as i see it

Franklin, TN

#15 Dec 18, 2012
Leon91 wrote:
Paducah Sun,(Paxton Media Group), SHAME on you for using your so-called influence and petty business practices to hold the public hostage to
a serious threat directed towards the same public that purchases your "product". Not to mention the physical threat possibly directed towards our children, AGAIN!!!
Stop making excuses. I know your "paper", and know the employees first hand, that make the major decisions. There was so many other ways to handle that situation, and you chose to play the game of "protect the source". I bet if the source threatened your family, the name and address of the writer would have been walked into the Grand Jury. And for the supporters of how the PMG handled the recent threat received, I pray for you too.
Keep your newspaper, there are much better sources for me to get my news.
And to the McCracken County Sheriffs Department, we are behind you 100%, find that asshole before he hurts somebody. Im sure the PMG will spin it.
Amen
Concerned Parent

United States

#16 Dec 18, 2012
Guest wrote:
Praying for The Paducah Sun,(Paxton Media Group), the soul of executive editor for they are no better and just as evil as the person that wrote the letter.
There is nothing "EVIL" about the person who wrote the letter. The author of the letter was merely asking why another person (another student in the school) had never been punished for bringing a weapon to school and was providing information to assist in getting the threat that this person posed addressed. I'm sure a fear of retribution or the possibility of being accused made the anonymity of a letter to the paper more appealing than approaching the Sheriff's Department.
Cancelled TPS

Madisonville, KY

#17 Dec 18, 2012
TPS The Piece of Shiz

My whole family 18 subscribers just cancelled their subscriptions to the hide behind ethics newspaper. We will also no longer support products advertised via any PMG outlet

“go 49ers owwwwww gettt it!!!!!”

Since: Aug 10

miss paducah ky that is

#18 Dec 18, 2012
I support :-) paducah sun way to stand up to ur rights and these busybodys on here need to get a fkn life I say boycott morons on here and kik em out my twn always like a reidland btch to draw media attention to them instead of poor children in ct where the real attention should be at
MORAN ALERT

Gilbertsville, KY

#19 Dec 18, 2012
Tina aka tlo wrote:
I support :-) paducah sun way to stand up to ur rights and these busybodys on here need to get a fkn life I say boycott morons on here and kik em out my twn always like a reidland btch to draw media attention to them instead of poor children in ct where the real attention should be at
TLO is in the KNOW
Mick Dolenz

Paducah, KY

#20 Dec 18, 2012
Now wait, which is it? Did the letter come from a Reidland student, or from a student from Lone Oak? Robert Bradfield intrepidly reports Lone Oak, but what would a Lone Oak student know about gun-packing students at Reidland? This is either shoddy reporting wrought with error, or a failure to disclose the full story. Either way, WPSD failed again, and PMG is still lacking in quality!

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http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Paducah-...

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