- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Denver woman who believes she has the unalienable right to watch “Judge Mathis” complained Thursday to a local NBC News affiliate for cutting away from the reality courtroom show to report on the unexpected death of pop icon Prince.

“#9News viewer says report of Prince’s death violated her rights & freedoms as an American to watch Judge Mathis,” KUSA 9News reporter Kyle Clark tweeted, including a screenshot of the complainer’s email.

“We appreciate the good you do,” the woman began. “We were very very appalled about the breaking news Thursday April 21 [during] the Judge Mathis show. An exciting case was on and they interrupted halfway thru [sic] and we did not see what we wanted to see or the outcome of the case. This is wrong and violates our freedom since we have freedoms in the USA. We have [a] right to watch what we want. Please resolve the issue and put a stop to breaking news on all channels and give us the adult right to choose what we watch. Thanks.”

The mockery was swift as Mr. Clark’s tweet went semi-viral Thursday afternoon. Some Twitter users have humorously tied the email to Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana.

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