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Activists show up at WDRB to protest Bill Lamb's Point of View

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Protestors lined the sidewalk across the street from the WDRB News building Tuesday morning to protest a recent "Point of View" editorial by WDRB President and General Manager Bill Lamb.

Last week, Lamb criticized Louisville Metro councilwoman Attica Scott for a comment she made in an editorial about the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri over the controversial shooting of Michael Brown, a young black man.

"Police officers are paid by taxpayer dollars," Scott said. "The budget is approved by some local government to then pay these individuals to kill our babies."

In his editorial, Lamb blasted Scott for making the comment.

"Ms. Scott, if you can't say something smarter than that, just shut up," Lamb said.

He also levied criticism at the police in Ferguson, pointing out that officers in riot gear tear-gassed a television crew providing coverage of the ensuing unrest.

"That is standard operating procedure in Syria, not the United States," Lamb said.

Click HERE to read Lamb's "Point of View" editorial.

Tuesday morning, about 20 protestors congregated in front of WDRB to express their disdain over Lamb's comments about Scott. The protestors held signs bearing phrases such as "Louisville showing up for racial justice," and "Open up, not shut up!"

Scott was invited to the station, where she met with Lamb and shot a Guest Point of View editorial to respond to Lamb's comments. Scott's editorial will be broadcast during WDRB's 4 p.m. newscast on Thursday, Aug. 28. WDRB gave Scott an opportunity to sit down for an interview, but she declined.

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