Rhode Island TV station stages golf tournament footage

RICentral.com

When asked about the state amateur golf championship reenactment, WPRI news director Joe Abouzeid said "the video that [reporter] Sara Hogan was taking of the players was for a story that she is working on about the players that has not yet aired. It is not our policy to recreate or reenact 'highlights.' It is, however, our policy to specifically and accurately describe and identify the video that we present. It appears in this case that although the video was not described as highlights, it should not have aired in this context.” Eric Rueb contends WPRI sports director Eric Murphy described each putt as if it happened during the tournament. || Reporter Hogan tweets her reaction to the flap: "Hater's gonna hate."

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