- Posted March 19, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Ireport Vetting: Something is not right.
I received a pm from Scott Cannon, intrepid ireporter and anti-fracking activist from Pennsylvania. As some will recall, I made a big squawk when ireports that Scott posted were vetted and then due to pressure from the gas industry, the vets were removed. The reasons given by David Williams, the ireport community manager were inadequate, in my opinion. He claimed the videos didn't go through proper vetting procedure. He said they didn't meet the guidelines for vetting. But many ireports are vetted that have similar content. Scott interviewed people whose wells have been contaminated by fracking. I've seen many similar exposes get vetted.
Scott's latest ireport is equally compelling and important. He found out about citizens in Franklin Township in PA whose wells are erupting. He interviewed some of them. Although the video didn't initially get a lot of attention, it got around on other social media and now has over 1 thousand recommends! 1K! This shows how important this issue is to so many and it shows that CNN is ignoring an issue that should get the exposure it deserves.
I know some think I am being pushy. Some wish I would go away. But justice is my passion and environmental issues are very important to me.
C'mon CNN ireports. Stop censoring our posts. Vet on merit, not out of fear. What is it you are afraid of?
Here's Scott's video that got over 1500 views, 1K recommends and and 49 shares. I think I'll go make it an even 50.
Thanks for reading!