Comparing 2 Stations with 1 Story…which station was more vindictive?

Let’s compare 2 copies from the two TV stations after the situation with Alexandra Eckersley

from Amy Coveno from WMUR-TV,  on Tuesday…more than a day after the incident

A judge set bail Tuesday for a homeless woman accused of giving birth in the woods and abandoning her newborn on Christmas night.

Alexandra Eckersley, 26, appeared in court by phone from a hospital and pleaded not guilty to charges including second-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child, falsifying physical evidence and reckless conduct.

Coveno then weaponized her with a rap sheet

Court documents related to Eckersley that News 9 Investigates uncovered date back to 2018 and are out of Concord. The charges reveal a history of methamphetamine use and long-term homelessness.

News 9 Investigates has learned Eckersley was arrested in Concord last year. She was accused of being high on methamphetamine with an infant in the car. It is not clear if that baby was hers, but police told News 9 they don’t believe Eckersley has any other children.

Other court cases included a shoplifting charge, a trespass violation charge and numerous drug possession charges.

Most of the cases were settled with suspended sentences or tossed. Eckersley was sentenced in one case to six months in prison on a drug conviction.

Police told News 9 Investigates there was a man who was with Eckersley when she called 911 about the baby. He has vanished, but investigators said they want to talk with him.

According to the state, more charges are possible.

The last paragraph had discussed the Safe Haven law that allows a baby born within 7 days be dropped off at local police or fire departments without questions and this propaganda was repeated multiple times in this situation. I find this highly inappropriate mixing local news and general 1 liner PSAs do not go hand in hand in a Top Ten market

The second station is NBCU’s WBTS better known as NBC 10 Boston, unlike WMUR-TV, the on camera reporter Katie Brace has to go through editors and producers. I did clip parts of the story as fair use, but the link is here to see it in full context

“What do they tell when a plane goes down? Save yourself first,” Alexandra Eckersley, daughter of Red Sox legend Dennis Eckersley, said when investigators why she hadn’t taken the baby with her, according to court documents

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