With the economy in freefall, a presidential election no longer about hope and a trivia question on Chio in the Morning that’s offensive to cops, the tone of the news is a little negative these days.
Me, I feel bad for the kids. They come up to me and ask me about the joyous days of news like when I was in high school. It was all presidential blowjobs, school shootings and minute figure skaters (Infoplease: “At 4′ 8″ and 75 pounds, it seems the downsizing trend has extended from the board room to the ice rink”).
And now the high school kids are going to do something about it:
Tired of the negative what about the positive!!! Kensington Students will Hold Protest about Negative Press
Purpose – Students will demand more positive press coverage about their school and work they do in the community.
On October 1, 2008 at 3:00 Kensington High School students will protest at the Fox News studios. “What about the Positive? That’s the question that Kensington students are asking, we are frustrated with only negative press.” Says Dasha Scott a junior at Kensington High School for Creative and Performing Arts and member of Youth United for Change. Referring to the recent media coverage of students fighting at Kensington High School, Fox news reporters spent two days in front of Kensington High School Multiplex covering a fight outside of the school.
Students want news reporters to also pay as much attention to the positive things they do in the community. Students at Kensington High School have participated in mural painting, community clean ups, neighborhood tree planting, hosted winter and spring concerts for the community, and were part of creating small schools at Kensington High School.
“The positive things we do are never shown on the news,” says Joseph Toledo from Kensington International Business and Entrepreneurship, “Since we broke up into small school violent incidents are down and we do more activities with and in the community, people don’t see that on the news only the bad things.” Students will arrive at Fox News studios at 3:00 and present a letter demanding positive news coverage.
Those kids better have a car if they want to get to Old City by 3. Let’s hope they bring signs that say, “Fox 29 are racist.”
(Also: The Rittenhouse Old Money Guard was right! This is where you put the murals.)
Kerri-Lee Halkett screenshot from a recent 5 o’clock news.