As acting editor of the Red Dirt Chronicles, I try to fly relatively under the radar when it comes to taking some sort of stance about issues in my community or in in our state through a written post. That’s because this venue isn’t about waving the issues flag. It’s about serving as an incubator for contributors who have a connection to the State of Oklahoma in order to highlight the regional culture. The “Red Dirt” nuances that run through our veins, if you will. In fact, I recently had a conversation with one of our contributors where he talked about a discussion in which he was involved; a discussion over the notions of that which is Good, True and Beautiful. Those concepts, I believe, are like guidance beacons for what it is we do. And while I’m certain that not all Red Dirt Culture is positive, shiny and includes a happy ending tagged on the end like a pretty bow, I assure you: our work will never intentionally be deployed to play up shock value or to harm those already hurting.
This was not the case last night, however, in a report filed during the 10:00 p.m. news hour by KFOR (Channel 4 in Oklahoma City). Continue reading RDC Editorial: Whatever is Good, True & Beautiful