My second thought was how clever is was of CBS 5 to seize upon this terrific human interest story. Big bad evil corporation makes little girl cry. I mean sometimes you can't even make this stuff up, it just falls right in your lap! You gotta go with it. Great, incisive, cutting-edge, investigate journalism. Good solid stuff. We need more of it. We truly need to expose corporations for the evil things they do. Screw Woodward and Bernstein...this is serious stuff!
However...the thing that has had me really scratching my head is this question:
If some 9-year old kid, as part of a school project, wrote a letter to the CBS network about her favorite TV show, offering some suggestions for stories or characters for the future, and CBS sent back the same kind of response (and they likely would for the same exact reasons), and the girl cried, would this have even made the news?
Those in glass houses...blah blah blah.