KRQE-TV had two newscasts affected before they were back to regular programming. Anchor and reporter Madeline Schmitt tweeted, “From KRQE Management (1/2) “An unauthorized person entered our building Sunday night and police were called. Our broadcast operations had to cease while police searched the premises…” and “A little more than an hour and a half later police gave us the all clear and we were able to continue our broadcast operations.”
Considering that a madman just opened fire on a different news agency tied to Reuters only days ago, this likely caused the worry to be even higher than would normally be the case.
Later, the anchor typed, “Everyone at KRQE is safe. We did not go on air tonight at 9 and 10 due to a situation that involved police. I will defer any further comment to my managers — but please know that we are all safe. Many thanks to the hard work of @ABQPOLICE!.”
Similarly, as the events were unfolding, Sergio Quintana from NBC San Francisco Bay tweeted, “#BREAKING KRQE TV, the CBS affiliate in Albuquerque went to color bars. There are reports that an #intruder is in the building. It’s been evacuated. KOB-TV, the NBC Station is across the street. It’s on lockdown.”
Some people on the left will blame this kind of thing on Milo Yiannopoulos, a flamboyant speaker who was kidding off the record about shooting journalists and others will blame Maxine Waters (D-CA) and her hate-filled rants on the left.
The fact is, this is not different than blaming rockstars for drug use, video games for shooters, or similar examples of like reasoning. Today is a time when vast knowledge is all around yet these killers can’t tell hyperbole from instructions?
Even if such statements were authentic calls for violence (and on the left, that may be the case quite often), doesn’t each person have the soul and humanity to understand that bringing harm to anyone is counter to the very causes that they hope to further?
If not, then America is far greater turmoil than it knows.
Sadly, with liberal in control of public education, it may be.
From KRQE Management (1/2) "An unauthorized person entered our building Sunday night and police were called. Our broadcast operations had to cease while police searched the premises…"
— Madeline Schmitt (@madelinedenise) July 2, 2018