Nikki Rudd poses with fellow News10 NBC members
By Davy V.
For years I've talked about how Corporare-America run mainstream news media has a relationship with law enforcement.
I've written about how when it comes to law enforcement, mainstream news media will go to great lengths in order not to damage that relationship with police agencies.
You see, mainstream news media, and law enforcement can't do their jobs without the each other's help.
Mainstream news media depends on law enforcement agencies to feed them info., tips, leads, etc., and to keep them "in the loop" when it comes to cases which mainstream news media chooses to report on.
And law enforcement agencies need mainstream news media to get things out to the public.
You know, the "Police want to know if you've seen this suspect, call them" sort of thing.
But mainstream news media needs law enforcement more than law enforcement needs mainstream news media.
And that's why mainstream news media often treads very lightly when it comes to putting law enforcement under any sort of negative spotlight.
Let's just say that when it comes to reporting incidents of police misconduct and corruption, mainstream news media treads very lightly.
In essence mainstream news media takes what I like to call the "Don't bite the hand that feeds you" approach.
In Rochester, NY, my hometown, mainstream news media reporters are very close with local law enforcement agencies such as the Rochester, NY Police Department, amd the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
You can say that mainstream news media reporters are in bed with law enforcement.
And in some cases I mean that literally.
But I won't get into that right now.
I'll save that for another time.
But for now, consider this.
Nikki Rudd, a reporter for Rochester, NY's NBC affiliate, News10 NBC, emceed the Rochester, NY Police Department's annual Blue and Gold Gala, Sunday.
The Rochester, NY Police Department's Blue and Gold Gala is an annual fundraiser for the RPD.
How's that for the close relationship between mainstream news media and law enforcement?
I mean what ever happened to news reporters remaining fair and balanced.
What ever happened to news reporters having to remain impartial?
Nikki Rudd, a news reporter emceeing a fundraiser for the Rochester, NY Police Department?
Posing for photos with a fellow reporter and even News10 NBC's weatherman Rich Caniglia, like they're on the red carpet in Hollywood?
Well, there you go.
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Nikki Rudd tweets "What an honor to be a part of the Rochester Police Foundation's
Blue & Gold Gala. Thanks to my "partners in crime!"