What's this blog really about?
You may notice a variety of topics here - from business, to charity promotion, even to local news, but the primary reason this blog was created was to alert readers to the hostile atmosphere and sexual harassment at The Danville Register & Bee. The readers and creator of this blog want a FULL FRONT PAGE apology in the Danville Register & Bee, plus the disciplining of those individuals involved. Until then, we'll continue to post regular updates. To tolerate THIS kind of behavior by a major media network is intolerable. And this isn't just ONE instance. Media General has been sued nationwide for racism and sexism, yet they CONTINUE to keep the offenders employed. Why? And why am I doing this? TRUTH compels me.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Anyone remember the front page of the Friday May 30, 2008 Danville Register & Bee? Yeah - great shot of the Piedmont DC-3 from the Carolinas Aviation Museum. Many of you attended the air show this year hoping to see it. It's been here in the past. Based on the photo and the caption under it you would have thought it would be here for The Danville Register & Bee sponsored air show. But it wasn't. And - it wasn't intended to be. This photo isn't even from a past Danville airshow!!
According to the caption:
"Attendees to this week-end's Sky-Fest will have the opportunity to see and ride in many kinds of aircraft. Many new attractions have been added to the agenda."
Hmmmm. Did YOU think that meant this plane would be there? Many did.
It does say "Courtesy Photo" but from who? And why would the paper prominently display a photo of a plane that would draw attendees - but that wasn't even on the 2008 airshow schedule? It's a lot like another Media General photo of a wrecked SUV that accompanied a story about a car that ran into a ditch - not only was it not the car that actually wrecked - or even a wreck from that site from another wreck. It was a stock photo of a car that had nothing to do with the scene or the wreck or even the model of the car!!! WHAT??!! But unless you read the caption you didn't know that.
Go to Google and type in "Piedmont DC-3" and the second item down is its 2008 airshow schedule..... a number of you asked where the plane was and got the same answer, "It wasn't scheduled to be here and we're not sure why the newspaper pictured it."
Misleading? Was it stupidity and incompetence by people laying the paper out who don't know one plane from another and who assume the world shares their ignorance, or was it a deliberate attempt to draw people to a Register & Bee sponsored event?
You decide. Makes you wonder how this kind of "error" is no big deal but other folks have been fired for less.....
Posted by DanvilleVa at 8:22 AM