We received this nationwide call to action courtesy of Vicki at Women Against Registry.
Several months ago, they were contacted by a registered citizen in Salt Lake City Utah who was being vilified and slandered by Fox13 television station.
The story is best told by Matt Duhamel, the Outspoken Offender, here in text and in video: https://theoutspokenoffender.medium.com/interview-with-jeremy-rose-fox-13-utah-the-outspoken-offender-72948e287527
In brief, the station did a lengthy interview with Jeremy, the registrant, that Jeremy perceived as being neutral to positive. He was stunned when he saw the almost sound-bite hit piece it had been edited and reduced to.
Jeremy and his family moved to another area after the fallout from the hit piece, but now that same television station and reporter are running teasers all week to get the public to tune in Thursday — that’s tomorrow — night for a follow-up investigation. The ridiculous thing is that there is nothing to investigate. Jeremy hasn’t been under supervision for a couple of years. He has broken no laws, violated no conditions. There is no story. See the one-sided, misleading promo for Thursday night’s story here: https://youtu.be/4YFj-3kOIMU.
If you would like to let the FOX station know, politely of course, how you feel about misleading stories such as this one, that you stand in support of Jeremy and his family, and that stories such as theirs injure families and children, it needs to be TODAY; their second story is tomorrow.
Contact for the station is:
Main station number: (801) 532-1300 (you can ask to speak with the news director, Mr. Sternfield.
News Tips, Story Ideas & Comments:
Marc Sternfield – Sr. Director of News
Sandy, a NARSOL board member, is communications director for NARSOL, editor-in-chief of the Digest, and a writer for the Digest and the NARSOL website. Additionally, she participates in updating and managing the website and assisting with a variety of organizational tasks.
3 Thoughts to “CALL TO ACTION in support of registered citizen vilified by Fox News in Utah”
the guy was a dirty cop. he deserves every bad thing that happens to him. good work, fox news.
Wow. Feeling of hatred without willingness to give him a second chance. People that feel this way about others who are forced to register is exactly what NARSOL is fighting against. You might justify that he is different than you because you weren’t a dirty cop, the same way a citizen justifies saying a registered offender gets all he or she deserves (“I might have done something wrong/illegal, but it wasn’t a sex offense.”)
If you are a PFR, and truly feel this guy doesn’t deserve a second chance, then I hope you get everything you deserve. My feeling isn’t out of hatred for you. It is in hopes that you walk a mile in his shoes.
Hatred doesn’t care about who it hurts, but only that it does period. News Outlets like Fox, only want to hurt People by telling the Edited-Worst-Case-Scenarios of their lives because it generates Ratings. However; if One Of Their Own, gets convicted in a Sex Crime, you’ll hear next to nothing about said Individual or nothing at all. You’d be surprised what Money and the right kind of Law Firm can do in such cases. Can you say: ‘Double Standard Protections?’