El Paso marijuana group makes huge splash with local news coverage
El Paso NORML, a non-profit marijuana advocacy group just held their first official meeting which included many big names from around Texas, made a big splash in the local news.
At least four of the local media outlets covered the event, which drew about 220 people.
Both US Congressman Beto O’Rourke and state Senator José Rodriguez spoke at the meeting.
KTSM, which is the local NBC station, provided solid neutral coverage of the event packed with great quotes and good details, check out their article here.
The local Fox station provided what would appear to be “balanced” coverage but did so in a way that painted marijuana legalization as negative and unlikely to happen soon in Texas. You can view that article here.
KVIA, the ABC station, provided coverage which on par with NBC, but was the only one to touch on the subject of medical marijuana, and even interviewed a soldier with PTSD who said that marijuana helps her combat the effects of it. Have a look at that article here.
CBS was the only outlet to trot out the “think of the children!” line as they interviewed a middle school teacher. They also used “balanced” approach and to their credit, did a much better job than Fox did. That article can be found here.
At least three of the local outlets featured the group on their evening newscast.
We’ll have more coverage in the coming days of the very successful meeting El Paso NORML had this past Saturday.
For more information about El Paso NORML, visit their Facebook page at Facebook.com/epnorml.
By: Stephen Carter
Contact Stephen via email at TXCann@gmail.com