Last week, WXIA broke a story about a town hall meeting held by Congressman David Scott in Douglasville. During the meeting, Scott raised his voice when questioned by an opponent of the Democrats’ health care reform bill. There was a somewhat fiery exchange.
The story went national. On CNN, Scott claimed that WXIA had edited the meeting out of context. (WXIA denies it. An unedited 14-minute version of the exchange is here.)
Wednesday, WXIA played the CNN clip during a Jaye Watson package, wherein Watson delivered a timeline of events and coverage of the Scott story. WXIA news director Ellen Crooke suggested a broader media / health care coverage piece for yours truly. I jumped at the chance. It was my second story since becoming a WXIA employee this week.
The video below begins with Watson, then segues to my piece (shot and edited by my new best friend, Mike Thomas).