It's the essence of a healthy democracy. Too bad most debates on radio have become a cesspool of ad-hominem attacks and personal shots.
We will discuss this today on radio.
*Why did I post the Anna Chavez story? I have been sitting on this for many months and only days ago decided, after much thought, to go ahead and publish it.
This was not an easy decision. I was confident that story was good and the sources were excellent. They had no axe to grind and were only confirming to me what I had asked them, unsolicited.
I acknowledge that this story had and has ramifications involving Chavez. The last thing I wanted to do was bring forth added anxiety for a woman who was pursued by stalkers, one of whom was deemed "very dangerous."
My reasons to go forward: A. Anna Chavez was not your run-of-the-mill anchor; she was a very popular news anchor in the Bay Area and her hefty salary and stature in the area measured that status. I also received, as I do periodically, e-mail inquiries as to "whatever happened to....?" Chavez was high on that list.
B. The passage of time...To those of you who had legitimate concerns that me bringing this story to light would be a disservice to Chavez and only encourage more stalkers. I agree. But given that it's been over 15 years since the initial story, I concluded that it was time to come out with the reason. Don't want to sound sanctimonious, but this is a legitimate news story and I'm 100% comfortable with the sources who provided me the information which has been corroborated by other sources.
That said, I'm hopeful that Anna is, as I've been told, leading a quiet and peaceful life, both personal and professional.
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