Well said Donna

Donna Halper dlh@donnahalper.com
Mon Dec 9 19:49:28 EST 2013

On 12/9/2013 4:52 PM, Kevin Vahey wrote:
> Donna didn't like what she saw on 60 Minutes last week and they broadcast
> part of her letter.

They broadcast a very tiny part, but still it was great to be included. 
I was shocked when the producer called to tell me my letter would be 
used in the Mailbag segment.  My entire letter, which complained about 
the big wet kiss 60 Minutes gave to Jeff Bezos (Amazon must be a 
sponsor), also wondered why not one hard question was asked-- not even 
about the well-documented cases of brutal conditions in Amazon's 
warehouses.  I understand that 60 Minutes does some celebrity pieces as 
well as some hard news, but this was in the A block, the part of the 
show usually reserved for a news story-- instead, it was nothing but 
adulation and adoration towards Mr. Bezos. Don't get me wrong-- I have 
nothing against him, nor against Amazon.  But when I watch 60 Minutes, 
as I pointed out in another part of my letter that wasn't read, I expect 
journalism, not public relations.

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