Worse, it appears Sacramento News Channel 3 tried to spin the situation as an attempt by students to harass Katehi as she walked through a path of people waiting for her after the press conference. During live coverage of the situation yesterday, Channel 3 correspondent Tom DuHain said students were preparing a gauntlet to “verbally confront” the chancellor, who at the time was still waiting in the building. Luckily, a student — who later spoke to The Second Alarm — corrected DuHain on air. Despite being corrected by the student, who said they wanted to give her the silent treatment, not some type of verbal confrontation, DuHain continued to tell his listeners that the students were preparing a yelling match with Katehi:
HOST: Do they think they’re going to come out and answer their questions as a group?
DUHAIN: Um, no. Their expectation is if the chancellor leaves, she has to walk down the pathway that they’ve led, and they’re calling it a wall of shame. They would have a chance to verbally confront her. Nobody’s threatened any harm–
STUDENT: That is not true! That is not true what he’s saying right now.
DUHAIN: Okay, okay. Alright. We have people who want to control what is said here on behalf of their movement. But anyway, they’re looking for a chance to directly confront, verbally, the chancellor as she leaves.
STUDENT: Silence as she walks out!
DUHAIN: And so, that’s what they want.
I was there. I heard from students as they planned, and it was clear all along they wanted to give Katehi a silent shaming after she refused to leave the building and address the crowd. But don’t take my word for it, watch this video below of what actually happened and see if News Channel 3’s DuHain was accurately informing his audience: