Gun Violence Prevention Advocates to FOX D.C.: Fire Emily Miller
Campaign to Get Biased, Pro-Gun Reporter Off Airwaves Catches Fire
Washington, D.C. - A reporter who has made a career out of publicly attacking the District of Columbia’s democratically enacted gun laws has no business serving as a “chief investigative reporter” covering the city’s affairs. That’s the message of more than 4,000 supporters of a campaign launched earlier this week by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. The campaign is calling on the leadership of WTTG—the FOX affiliate for Washington, D.C.—to fire Emily Miller.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Miller spoke at a rally conducted by the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), a radical pro-gun group that embraces the use of political violence, having stated that “there’s the ‘cold, dead fingers’ option” if their political activism is unsuccessful. At the rally, Miller told attendees that the District of Columbia “is not part of America, because they don’t recognize the Second Amendment.” She further told VCDL members that she is “part of this fight that we’re all in.”
In its Code of Ethics, the Society of Professional Journalists states that journalists should “act independently” by avoiding “conflicts of interest, real or perceived” and “political…activities that may compromise integrity or impartiality.”
“By the standards of her profession, Emily Miller has no business calling herself a journalist.” said Ladd Everitt, communications director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “Miller’s crusade against D.C.’s popular, democratically enacted gun laws has been a professional one since the beginning. At this point, the city’s residents can have no reasonable expectation that she will provide objective, impartial coverage on matters of concern to them. If Miller wishes to behave like a pundit and activist, then WTTG should replace her with a real journalist.”
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy.
As I reported:
Gun control group wants Emily Miller fired
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) yesterday launched an effort on its website and via Facebook to have Emily Miller, chief investigative reporter for WTTG, the Washington, D.C. Fox News affiliate, fired from her job for appearing at a gun rights rally several days ago in Virginia.
Posted by: Dave Workman <DaveW <at> liberty.seanet.com>