When anyone approaches a reporter and says, “I have a real problem with something you wrote,” most of us instantly become defensive.
We pride ourselves on reporting fact. We stand behind every word. We aspire to report what we’re told accurately, and succinctly.
So when a parent came to me “with a real problem” about a sentence in a story about Chiefland finalizing its 2011 football schedule, I instantly put up a wall, ready to tackle whatever was thrown my way.