This is the email I sent to the Assistant Assignment Editor at KLKN-TV
I am writing regarding the confusion that has been caused for people in the Lincoln area about the day, time, and location of the Tea Party events. I was hoping that KLKN would give a minute or two at some point to the details of the Tea Party at the Capitol after having agreed to do the interview with Reille last week. Her report included no specifics.
Despite whatever I may have hoped, I don't feel entitled to this coverage. However, if more time is spent on the details of an event of an extremely similar nature, particularly one that is scheduled to occur after the one at the Capitol, it would seem that in order to prevent confusing the public, there should be a minimal level of detail given. The Bob Bennie event was treated as primary and the one at the Capitol "related". Daniel Pearlman stated the time of the event was 11AM. Considering I had sent a press release to three people at KLKN, the correct information was available.
The public is now confused and I am now receiving a flurry of and phone calls. I have pasted a few examples at the bottom of this message. I kindly and humbly request that KLKN correct the error and inform the public of the proper date, time, and location of the event at the Capitol.
Admittedly this confusion is not solely due to the KLKN report. Mr. Bennie apparently has a lot of resources to pay for advertising. Our event is simply being organized by a small grassroots group with no funding other than out of our own pockets.
I am going to be issuing another press release because of the confusion which includes a bit of detail about our program.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Example of emails I am now receiving:
I am a little confused on the date and time of the tea party because I have seen an ad on the local T.V. station that states the tea party is on the 15th. Yet on the website it is mentioned to be on the 11th. Which should I believe?
My husband saw a sign posted outside the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, NE stating that there will be a tea party there on April 15 starting at 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Is this information correct? How much time should we allow before 4:00 p.m. in getting there? Bring a tea bag or bags? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
I have seen heard that the rally will be moved to the Lancaster Event Center on the 15th April, or is that a separate group?Thanks
I was planning on making it down for the event on the 11th at the Capitol. However a friend of mine read on the internet that it was moved back to the 15th. Just wondering when it was going to be. Thanks.