Originally Posted by souggy
Actually... this article is the very reason why I refuse to be in the same room as reporters or do an interview.
They pulled this crap 5 years ago when I was in a drumming circle, and no one told me that the cameras were there. Of course, the media put a spin on it and focused my hearing aid and nerve-damaged left hand on how "drumming circles really helped the disabled " I didn't find out until after it aired twice (from someone else!)... anyway... went through the long tedious process of having them delete it from the archive and not to be repeated for another community commercial.
When my son was in kindergarten (before I got him transfered to the Deaf School), a reporter showed up to take pics of kids in the new gym. They published a pic of my son jumping on a trampoline with the caption, "Hearing Impaired Student enjoys new facilities." I raised holy hell with the paper. I asked them if it had been a hearing student, would that have been mentioned in the caption? If not, they had no business mentioning his hearing status, as it had virtually nothing to do with his ability to jump on a tampoline.