Editorial: "Words Matter" - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Editorial: "Words Matter"

Posted: Updated:
  • EditorialsMore>>

  • Editorial: "Disgrace"

    Editorial: "Disgrace"

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:20:04 GMT
    The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is broken. The revelations that have come to light this month alone boggle the mind and demand immediate action. Reports of thousands of manipulated andMore >>
    The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is broken. The revelations that have come to light this month alone boggle the mind and demand immediate action. Reports of thousands of manipulated andMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Don't Give Up"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Don't Give Up"

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:20:09 GMT
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the suicide of Robin Williams and the role depression played in his and most all suicides lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News stationMore >>
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the suicide of Robin Williams and the role depression played in his and most all suicides lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
  • Editorial: "Don't Give Up"

    Editorial: "Don't Give Up"

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:20:07 GMT
    According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control, 39,518 Americans committed suicide in 2011 making suicide the 10th leading cause of death in our country.  Putting this number into perspective,More >>
    This week a high profile American actor and comedian, Robin Williams, took his own life.  The conversation following the loss is one of sadness, empathy, surprise and concern.  It's a conversation centering on his battles with depression and the primary impact it appeared to have played in his last days.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

It's almost impossible to escape the drama surrounding Paula Deen this week.  Unless you've been on an isolated island, you are well aware of her acknowledgement under oath that she has used the "n" word before. 

The subsequent backlash and departure of business partners has been swift as the Food Network, Target, Wal-Mart, Caesars Entertainment, Home Depot and Smithfield Ham have already given notice that they are ceasing relationships with her and her company.

We live in a country where one can rise to extraordinary heights in their profession, but with all the accolades, wealth and fame also comes a high level of responsibility and accountability.  This week is certainly proving that out and stiff consequences are being levied.

But we also live in a country where individuals have an opportunity to redeem themselves and be forgiven.  Mistakes big and small will be made by everyone and how we own up to them and act in the future can be the truest measure of a person's character. 

Our hope is that lessons are being learned by those involved in this situation and those that are watching from afar and that all fully understand words are powerful, words can lift up, words can break down and ultimately - words matter.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow