Last week in a Patron Only story, FTVLive told you how KSDK (St. Louis) Reporter Jacob Long got a bit more detailed on social media than he needed to.
A gunman entered a store and terrorized three women at gunpoint.
Long then went into detail as how gunman made one woman give him oral sex before shooting her in the head.
As we said, the woman has a family and friends that really did not need to her these details at this time. I agree you report the story, but it could have been just as easy to write, “Sexually Assaulted” and leave it at that.
But, KSDK continues to drop the ball on the same story. After they tweeted out information, the local police replied saying that the Tegna station was wrong on their facts:
But, the station continued to report the story and the cops continued to say they were wrong.
This is 3 major boneheaded mistakes all on the same story.
If you can’t get this story right, why should viewers trust you on any other story?