My latest blog entry is something I've talked about before but now I am officially on a crusade. People are too rude and too mean. Sure, I realize this has been a problem since the beginning of time but lately it's been out of control. We need to nip it in the bud. Will you join my crusade?
The problem is especially bad online. I can't believe what some will write on facebook, in an e-mail, or on the comment section of our website. Let me give you some recent examples. A News 7 viewer e-mailed us criticizing our news. Here at News 7 we don't mind criticism. We are not perfect and can always do better. But this e-mail was totally inappropriate.
This person wrote "what will happen once Robin (who is great) leaves? Who will replace him? The guy with the lisp, or the guy with cancer? I'm ignoring the guy (Brent) who seems like a tool." At this moment, I want you to pause and think about what this person just wrote.
This e-mail was rude, mean, and disgusting. You can add your own adjective. Here is the bottom line, why would anyone ever write something like this?
It doesn't stop there. On one of my colleague's facebook page, a gentleman posted that she looked like she had gained a few pounds lately. Again, very rude. She sent him an e-mail explaining her situation. He sent an e-mail back saying "good to know." Really dude?, you can't apologize. My colleague defriended him on facebook. He turned around and sent her a friend request.
What I don't think these people realize is your words hurt. Don't put in writing what you wouldn't say to someone's face. I can be a mean and blunt person at times so I don't want to sound like a hypocrite but this mean streak some people have is over the top. BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER!