Independent Appeal
i agree

United States

#121 Nov 3, 2012
Bobby L Smith wrote:
<quoted text>The independent appeal just reported the story that Mr. Ward himself chose to give them.

Don't like it? Don't buy the paper. It's over now. Suck it up and move on.
I agree totally. Grow up people and move on to something more constructive. What's done is done and nobody can change what Matt did or what was printed in the paper.
yooooo

Savannah, TN

#122 Nov 3, 2012
it should be illegal write criminal history bout the deceased publcly witout a family members consent!!! ITs illegal to publicy post medical history without family's consentso YES it was wrong.....McNairy Co. News did not write one bad word bout ths person!!!!!!!!!! So F th IA!!!! Hope they write an apology if not then they can just go out of business...it jst shows their true colors and proves that they don't give a shit bout their residents!!!! an to those of u who don't see anythng wrong wit this then uhave cold hearts too...AND everyone makes mistakes!!! U didn' know him so u definitely don't know how big his heart was for other people (even strangers)....if u didn't kno him personally thn u need to shut up about it everyone has the right to be pissed bout this!!!! Even the elderly have written to the IA about how disappointed they were bout such a bashing article its jst sick!!!!!!!!
hoping

Bolivar, TN

#123 Nov 3, 2012
i wonder if someone wrote a letter to the editer condemming them on there disrespectful acticle if they would print it or omit that part? hummmm? i did not know this young man or his family and it wouldnt matter if i had of that was just plain disrespectful to the family and friends of this young man also he was still in the truck and ia tried to get the biggest pic they could what if your moma had to see and read all about it.just like losing their son wasnt bad enough come on cold hearted people.bad taste ia
hmmm

United States

#124 Nov 3, 2012
yooooo wrote:
it should be illegal write criminal history bout the deceased publcly witout a family members consent!!! ITs illegal to publicy post medical history without family's consentso YES it was wrong.....McNairy Co. News did not write one bad word bout ths person!!!!!!!!!! So F th IA!!!! Hope they write an apology if not then they can just go out of business...it jst shows their true colors and proves that they don't give a shit bout their residents!!!! an to those of u who don't see anythng wrong wit this then uhave cold hearts too...AND everyone makes mistakes!!! U didn' know him so u definitely don't know how big his heart was for other people (even strangers)....if u didn't kno him personally thn u need to shut up about it everyone has the right to be pissed bout this!!!! Even the elderly have written to the IA about how disappointed they were bout such a bashing article its jst sick!!!!!!!!
You're comparing medical history to criminal history? Haha

You bring up McNairy County News didn't print any thing bad about Mr. Ward. No they didn't because they were to scared to print anything concerning the situation with him. They were afraid of mentally unstable family members and friends of Mr. Ward causing them trouble. MCN lost a lot of respect this past week for being such chickens. But, that was their decision not to report news of the death of a local criminal.
chill out

Kansas City, MO

#125 Nov 3, 2012
Been There wrote:
<quoted text>Independent Appeal did not do anything to anyone except report a story about a wreck resulting in a fatality which involves a Selmer resident. There is no way to sugar coat the circumstances leading up to that accident and I personally think the Independent Appeal did a very professional job in doing just that. I agree, read some of the local papers from down in Mississippi where the wreck happened. Much more graphic and detailed. It is only a small handful bashing the Independent Appeal for covering the story (maybe 5 or 6 people). They don't want to buy they paper, don't buy paper.
I agree with u
chill out

Kansas City, MO

#126 Nov 3, 2012
You live with the choices you make in life and on the day a decision was made to flee cops not knowing if The Lord was gonna say your time on Earth is up....
idontthinkso

United States

#127 Nov 3, 2012
hmmm wrote:
<quoted text>You're comparing medical history to criminal history? Haha

You bring up McNairy County News didn't print any thing bad about Mr. Ward. No they didn't because they were to scared to print anything concerning the situation with him. They were afraid of mentally unstable family members and friends of Mr. Ward causing them trouble. MCN lost a lot of respect this past week for being such chickens. But, that was their decision not to report news of the death of a local criminal.
I don't think MCN lost anything this week!! If anything, they gained by not dredging up past misdeeds. I respect the fact that they cared enough about a suffering family and friends that they chose not to bash a dead man. I personally feel that the IA had a score to settle with Jerry and Ann and this was the final stab they thought that they could get. Pretty low my friends....pretty low!!! I wont buy another IA. The MCN is a far better paper anyways.
ohmy

Paragould, AR

#128 Nov 3, 2012
idontthinkso wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think MCN lost anything this week!! If anything, they gained by not dredging up past misdeeds. I respect the fact that they cared enough about a suffering family and friends that they chose not to bash a dead man. I personally feel that the IA had a score to settle with Jerry and Ann and this was the final stab they thought that they could get. Pretty low my friends....pretty low!!! I wont buy another IA. The MCN is a far better paper anyways.
that is low as you can get i hope i never live to lose a child.if so i hope noone thkes cheap shots at me
rightthing

Henderson, TN

#129 Nov 3, 2012
hmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
You bring up McNairy County News didn't print any thing bad about Mr. Ward. No they didn't because they were to scared to print anything concerning the situation with him. They were afraid of mentally unstable family members and friends of Mr. Ward causing them trouble. MCN lost a lot of respect this past week for being such chickens. But, that was their decision not to report news of the death of a local criminal.
NO, McNairy Country News didn't print anything about Matt Ward's accident and they also chose not print anything about Tanner Anderson's accident. I don't believe they were afraid of anyone causing them trouble. I believe they were showing respect for the families by choosing NOT to print stories and place pictures of not one, but two accidents that resulted in the death of two young men. The McNairy Country News chose to do the right thing! I respect them for that!
McNairy News Flash

United States

#130 Nov 3, 2012
idontthinkso wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think MCN lost anything this week!! If anything, they gained by not dredging up past misdeeds. I respect the fact that they cared enough about a suffering family and friends that they chose not to bash a dead man. I personally feel that the IA had a score to settle with Jerry and Ann and this was the final stab they thought that they could get. Pretty low my friends....pretty low!!! I wont buy another IA. The MCN is a far better paper anyways.
You sound like a family member or close friend of the Wards, but I doubt there was a score to settle. Most of the negative comments on here are from family members and friends of the Wards who don't understand journalism and freedom of the press. If feelings were hurt, tough DoDo. As long as no lies were told, there isn't anything you can do about it except get on social media or Topix and whine like a 5 year old. Like someone posted before, if you like fluff, censored stories and touchy feely stories buy or read a free copy at any local business the other paper. If you want to read real local NEWS read the IA.
McNairy News Flash

United States

#131 Nov 3, 2012
rightthing wrote:
<quoted text>NO, McNairy Country News didn't print anything about Matt Ward's accident and they also chose not print anything about Tanner Anderson's accident. I don't believe they were afraid of anyone causing them trouble. I believe they were showing respect for the families by choosing NOT to print stories and place pictures of not one, but two accidents that resulted in the death of two young men. The McNairy Country News chose to do the right thing! I respect them for that!
So you are agreeing with the other commenter about MCN censoring their news to let you read what THEY think you should read. Doesn't sound like real journalism to me.
smart

United States

#132 Nov 3, 2012
Independent appeal is pathetic compared to mcnairy county news!!!!!!!!!
rightthing

Henderson, TN

#133 Nov 3, 2012
McNairy News Flash wrote:
<quoted text>
So you are agreeing with the other commenter about MCN censoring their news to let you read what THEY think you should read. Doesn't sound like real journalism to me.
I believe MCN made the right call by not printing anything about either accident. I heard about both accidents, I also knew that both men lost their lives in those accidents. I DO NOT know either family personally, but this is a small community, so naturally you hear more by word of mouth than you do in larger towns. I read both papers most weeks, but I prefer the MCN. You have your opinion and I have mine.
McNairy News Flash

United States

#134 Nov 3, 2012
rightthing wrote:
<quoted text>I believe MCN made the right call by not printing anything about either accident. I heard about both accidents, I also knew that both men lost their lives in those accidents. I DO NOT know either family personally, but this is a small community, so naturally you hear more by word of mouth than you do in larger towns. I read both papers most weeks, but I prefer the MCN. You have your opinion and I have mine.
Again, you're saying that you like for the MCN to censor NEWS and only print what they think you should read. Sounds kinda Socialistic to me. Lol
Well

United States

#135 Nov 3, 2012
It's a pos, it called Matt ward family before publishing and asked if they could publish it and the family said no, it's a pos paper.
McNairy News Flash

United States

#136 Nov 3, 2012
smart wrote:
Independent appeal is pathetic compared to mcnairy county news!!!!!!!!!
Sounds like a comment from a whiner. Boo hoo, grow up and get over it. Haha
McNairy News Flash

United States

#137 Nov 3, 2012
Well wrote:
It's a pos, it called Matt ward family before publishing and asked if they could publish it and the family said no, it's a pos paper.
Another whiner. Boo hoo Boo hoo!! You don't read anyway. Grow up and get over it.
Thank you

United States

#138 Nov 3, 2012
Funny wrote:
<quoted text>
Not two different things.
Maybe people should live their lives right, so they dont cause embarassment and pain to their families in life and in death. Everyone wants to blame the other people(police, newspaper, etc.) instead of blaming the one that caused the whole situation. Im sorry Mr. Ward is dead, but its MR. WARDS fault that he chose the lifestyle he did and he chose to live that lifestyle until it killed him.
Another poster said a pretty simple statement that is really easy to comprehend. "If you dont like whats in the newspaper dont buy it."
Thank God someone else said what I was thinking! I agree 100% the mcn only chose not to publish the story because they seen the criticism the ia recieved from it, they are Milking this as much as they can, simple as that.
rightthing

Henderson, TN

#139 Nov 3, 2012
McNairy News Flash wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, you're saying that you like for the MCN to censor NEWS and only print what they think you should read. Sounds kinda Socialistic to me. Lol
Sounds like you don't like for anyone to have a different opinion than you! Again, you are entitled your opinion and I'm entitled to mine. I respect yours, try to respect mine!
McNairy News Flash

United States

#140 Nov 3, 2012
rightthing wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like you don't like for anyone to have a different opinion than you! Again, you are entitled your opinion and I'm entitled to mine. I respect yours, try to respect mine!
I respect your opinion even though its Socialistic. Happy now? Or are you going to whine some more about the IA printing NEWS and congratulate the MCN for censoring NEWS?

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