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 26, 2008

They're brill...

The Poynter.org website posted this delightful story. Delightful because yes, British papers ARE fun to read (Disclosure: I write for a London news service now) and they have a great sense of humor and write much less seriously than American papers. Kevin posts this great read. CLICK HERE for the full article. American newspapers aren't as open and blatant about being "for sale," but they do make deals - to the detriment of the reader at times and to their benefit at others.

They're brill on Fleet St.
By Kevin Cullen
June 26, 2008

Years ago, when we were living like millionaires in London because newspapers were still selling a lot of classified ads, my pal Bill Glauber had a terrific idea to do a story on journalists who cover the British royal family.

Glauber, then with the Baltimore Sun, approached James Whitaker, who had been on the royal beat for the Daily Mirror for 25 years.

Whitaker listened politely as Glauber explained what he wanted to do. Leaving Glauber speechless on any subject is rare, but Glauber was speechless after Whitaker said he would speak only if he was compensated handsomely for his cooperation.

As Whitaker put it, in one of the truest lines ever printed in a newspaper: "We're all whores." READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

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