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.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

ooohh I'm so scared....

I suppose when a HUGE news organization such as Media General has to stoop to threats of "Federal Crime" and "copyright violation" because they can't find any other grounds to fire one little female reporter...it's feeling pretty threatened.

Their other reporters can humiliate and taunt Christians, tear up photos of Jerry Falwell that were posted the day Falwell died (and then left the photo in shreds on the photographer's desk)...but the homosexuals in the newsroom would have anyone else fired for making any kind of comment about tinky-winky. Tolerance is only tolerance if it extends to ANY AND ALL people who hold a different opinion than you.

I guess it's all about who's in charge isn't it? What is important to Publisher Steve Kaylor? Does he really believe my clips in my portfolio are criminal? Or is he just trying to find a way to fire me like he fired Richard Davis and like he was going to fire Julian Henderson and like he fired a dozen others - people who had worked there for 30 and 40 years. He just had his underlings hand those folks cardboard boxes and tell them they had 15 minutes to get their stuff and get out. He locked up their computers so they couldn't get their files or emails or examples of their work that would have helped them get jobs...and he told them not to set foot back on the grounds of the Register & Bee again. That's how Steve Kaylor thanks someone who has devoted 35 or 40 years to the newspaper. Do you really think he's going to treat readers or advertisers better than he treats his own employees? Do you know what the turnover rate is there? Do you know why?

How many of you were at the Spelling Bee this year? Did you hear the copy editor's mouth? How many of you were offended? It was much worse putting up with it day-to-day knowing that he hated Christians and thought Christianity was a "crock."

Media General
, big bully that it is, is going to try to intimidate and threaten me into submission and into shutting up. They tried it while I was there - and technically I'm still there only I'm not getting paid.

Sad isn't it? They have to beat down women every time they get a chance? And there are men there who have hit women. But do you think that got in the paper? No. But they don't mind filming Danville women and humiliating them in the newsroom.

They bully and threaten and force people to resign when they even think the words "hostile workplace." And now they can't get me to shut up so they're either going to have me killed or sued...which will it be?

I serve a higher power and a greater God than that of the porn-centered newsroom at The Danville Register & Bee. So, I count it blessings for me each time they threaten me. But I also feel like I need to warn you Danville. Other reporters have simply left - afraid of being blackballed or not being able to get other jobs elsewhere - but I'm not the first, nor will I be the last to be abused and bullied there. But I'm not going to shut up. I'm telling. And I'll keep telling until Media General enforces its policies honestly and fairly. And the media wonders why readers are leaving in droves.

I have listened to the racist remarks - like, "Do you have to write about blacks all the time? Can't you take pictures of white people?" Well duh. I take photos of who's doing something newsworthy. Black, white, brown. It's not about color. Except - as Arnold Hendrix told me - too many stories about blacks pisses off the white advertisers.

Sorry white advertisers. I thought only one color - GREEN - mattered. Apparently not. Will this be my word against theirs? You tell me Danville. I got letters every month from Black readers who didn't think their news was getting enough coverage. What do you think? Is the Register & Bee racist? Is Danville racist? Should we be talking about racial tension in Danville?

Why are there no African Americans in the newsroom? Why are there no women managers in the news room? Why is it all male, all white, all the time in the news room? You tell me.

But tell me fast because the big bad mean Media General wants to charge me with a FEDERAL CRIME for posting a photo I took with MY CAMERA, and the story - which the Associated Press picked up by the way, to my website so people who want to hire me to write can see how well I write.

Remember now - if you work at The Danville Register & Bee you can videotape women's breasts and post those or show those around and demean and humiliate women and that is not an offense or against Media General policy!!! You can date your subordinates and break up your marriage - and THAT is not an offense. You can help that same subordinate get a job somewhere else without posting it for anyone else to apply to and THAT is not an offense...but heaven help you if you post a writing sample under the Fair Use act for education and portfolio review....

What's wrong with this picture Danville? And I don't mean the one on my website.

Bottom line - if you are not white and male then the paper is not your friend.

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