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WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

YOUR TURN: Hold them accountable

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

Several people wrote this week to say they were as mad about the problems at the Memphis Rape Crisis Center as I was. Some of them suggested that this was the fault of the Memphis news media for not holding elected officials accountable. One even suggested that the local media was afraid of Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.

Stephen Schaefgen didn't go quite that far but he does want us to get in somebody's face about this. In his words:

"As I listened to your commentary regarding the young lady and the rape center, it struck me that it should be time for the Fourth Estate to be "in the face" of local government and government supported services.  We need to see someone scream about the things going on. I may not always agree, but I would like to see you and others take the high road and challenge the politicos and everyone else. If they don't respond, provide us with the facts and let us decide."

That's Stephen Schaefgen's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email or call 800-465-1210.

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