Over the past few weeks, I've been criticized for making some typos and mistakes. Also, I've been said to have attacked the Hazleton Area School District for simply re-sharing a photo sent in to the Hazleton Headlines.
Earlier this evening, Hazleton News 1 stated the following about the Hazleton Headlines and myself:
"The media source generally aggregates stories previously published by sources such as Hazleton News 1, the Standard Speaker, and other local media, along with a few of their own original journalistic works such as the recent food quality accusation in the HASD."
They went on to cite a few unintentional mistakes I've made while reporting the news and would then publicly invite me to join their team upon me turing the age of eighteen this coming May.
Allow me to quote, Lemony Snicket, "a newspaper, as I'm sure you know, is a collection of supposedly true stories written down by writers who either saw them happen or talked to people who did. These writers are called journalists, and like telephone operators, butchers, ballerinas, and people who clean up after horses, journalists can sometimes make mistakes."
This just in: I'm human and I'm not perfect.
I've made many, many typos and mistakes since I started the Hazleton Headlines. And I owned up to each and every single one of them. God blessed me with a good heart & gifted me with skills that I thank him for each day. However, I have yet to be given the ability to master perfection. That is one thing I cannot do.
As I've made in statements prior to this one, I have zero beef with Hazleton News 1. Though, I will admit that it's upsetting when I get heat for being human. In spite of the comments made by Shayne Balliet of Hazleton News 1, I thank him for making me an offer to join their team. At this time, however, I have no further comments on it specifically.
It's in the best of my interest to serve Hazleton and the surrounding area with local news and nearby happenings. In doing such, I will make mistakes. All great men that are highly revered today have made mistakes to later become recognized as some of the most talented people mankind has ever been graced with. It's highly unlikely that I'll be categorized with those men, but what's the harm in trying?