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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    the old adage .... don't get in an argument with a person that buys ink by the barrel. The news is theirs to report ....


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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    Quote Originally Posted by hoopitup View Post
    I don't disagree that there is no excuse for what she did and she should absolutely should know better. But, I'm not going to judge her or anybody because I have not walked a step in her shoes. Maybe there is a deeper issue here. Let's not forget her sister was the news anchor from Mason City who was kidnapped and never seen again approx. 20 years ago.
    Is that really Sonya's sister? I did not know that. Regardless, I'm not judging her at all. I have friends who have got OWI's and learned from them. I also have friends who drive drunk and never get caught. All I'm saying is that it is very hypocritical for WHO to avoid airing this news because its two of their own, while airing the same news of other public figures, which more times then none brings additional harm to those people.



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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    Quote Originally Posted by cyadict View Post
    The one in Mason City was Jodi Huisentruit.
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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    I saw Sonya Saturday morning at Pints during the Farmer's Market enjoying a few mimosas with some friends. They mentioned they were celebrating a birthday. This was at 10:00am right before it started raining.



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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    The Local Architect preying and profiting off the misfortunes of others is quite different than someone who MAY have had one drink too many.
    So its only news if she kills somebody?

    When people are visible (on TV, radio, etc) and they mess up, like it or not, its going to end up as news. I see this no different as reporting every move of a celebrity. Or reporting if Rush Limbaugh got an OWI. Just on a much, much smaller, localized scale. Thousands of people watch these anchors on TV each day...no different than millions watching someone on a movie screen, again just on a smaller scale.



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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    I'm curious if one or more of the higher-ups at WHO (GM and/or news director) aren't on vacation. I'm sure they leave instructions/guidelines for several different scenarios while they're away, but not "This is what you do when two of your reporters/anchors get arrested for OWI in the same weekend."

    My opinion: WHO doesn't have to report on its own dirty laundry ON-AIR...at least for these two specific situations. IF there had been an accident caused by them, then I believe WHO has the responsibility to report it. What I think needs to happen, though, is that they need to get out a press release or statement at least acknowledging what happened, and outlining what possible steps are being taken concerning discipline.


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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    Some of you need to step into the real world.


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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    I didn't see this in today's DM Rag printed edition in DM.



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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    Quote Originally Posted by clone26 View Post
    I saw Sonya Saturday morning at Pints during the Farmer's Market enjoying a few mimosas with some friends. They mentioned they were celebrating a birthday. This was at 10:00am right before it started raining.
    Really? I was there sucking down a bloody Mary, but I wouldn't have recognized her anyway. Did you see me??



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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    Quote Originally Posted by 67CY View Post
    I didn't see this in today's DM Rag printed edition in DM.
    It was actually under the Biz Buzz column in the business section:

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/sto...usen/10267893/



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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    Quote Originally Posted by urb1 View Post
    It was actually under the Biz Buzz column in the business section:

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/sto...usen/10267893/
    Good place to hide it.



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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    Quote Originally Posted by Tailg8er View Post
    Really? I was there sucking down a bloody Mary, but I wouldn't have recognized her anyway. Did you see me??
    Possibly. She was outside on the patio until the rain started.

    I was there for a while as we got a few games of beer pong in.



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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    It's news as much as athlete's getting OWI's. They are public figures too.

    I don't know that I think they have to cover it on WHO, but I don't blame the Register or WOI for covering it. I also find it crazy that she was working yesterday.



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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    I'm torn on this. They would have ran it up the flagpole if it was a politician or college athlete or someone of that nature.

    But TV reporter =/= to those things. Right?



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    Re: WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    It's news as much as athlete's getting OWI's. They are public figures too.

    I don't know that I think they have to cover it on WHO, but I don't blame the Register or WOI for covering it. I also find it crazy that she was working yesterday.
    regarding the bolded,my question is Why do you find it crazy she was working?

    If I got an DUI/OWI tonight I would be working tomorrow. I have known many people to get these and they all went back to work.



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