Sidewalk Snippet 2/15/18

This morning at the clinic we had a German-based documentary crew complete with camera.28171035_1807159309317514_1145647224_o

To those journalists, and anyone else putting their “reporting” over the experience of patients and their companions:

Our Media Policy states that escorts will not do interviews on sidewalk. Our focus is the clients not your documentary.

We asked that you not film people going to the doctor. Your response was “we will blur the faces”.

You do not see it through a client’s eyes. They turn the corner to walk down the street and mobbed by protesters trying to hand them pamphlets, steer them into the CPC and they see you with a big camera.

It’s frightening to many clients to see this, and the promise to blur faces is not comforting to someone whose family and neighbors will recognize them by their shoes (regardless of who your intended audience is).

But I guess let no ethics or compassion get in the way of dramatic journalism.

2 thoughts on “Sidewalk Snippet 2/15/18

  1. To clients it is all big glob of people targeting them for something beyond their medical well-being. I understand the need for free press and documentaries of course but the people going to the doctor should be the first priority. I am saying this through the eyes of a patient.

  2. To clients it is all big glob of people targeting them for something beyond their medical well-being. I understand the need for free press and documentaries of course but the people going to the doctor should be the first priority. I am saying this through the eyes of a patient.

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