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.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Warren Wolff - panty dropper fame

Warren Wolf is a Danville contractor. And he's a friend of Mac McLean. Perhaps Warren's most famous words in the last few years are those immortalized on the front page of The Danville Register & Bee....of a drink he was reviewing he said, "Hopefully there's enough alcohol in this drink to make it a good panty dropper. Viagra for women dude, viagra for women."

Will Warren get your contracting business? He won't get mine. Who accompanied Warren? Why a FORMER REGISTER AND BEE REPORTER named GERALD WITT (who now writes for the Greensboro News and Record) - not a Media General Newspaper). His attitude wasn't a one-timer (This is from Gerald's personal website- a recent post). Don't you just know he writes GREAT stuff for the News and Record!!! Just "borrowing" from Gerald Witt here...this is from HIS website...



In trying to keep this blog family-friendly, I’ve chosen not to use expletives as often as possible. So imagine f-bombs sprinkled liberally throughout the following post.
In fact, use that word in lieu of the word “sex” and ahead of any proper noun, and most other nouns.
Angelia Jolie said that she and Brad Pitt are having lots of great sex.
Wonderful news, you know, to hear that one of the couples that’s regarded as hottest in the world is not only having a kid (which totally means that they had sex at least once), but that while she’s preggers they still can’t get enough of each-other.
Oh yeah, and they’re having twins, so we get a pair of hotties-to-be. So, in 2036, we have a whole ‘nother round of starlets (stars?) to be all up in some headlines as they turn 18. Wow, ain’t life good?
And they’re not married, for the record. Partner.
Like that matters to anyone.
This world would be a much happier place if most of the consumers of pop media spent half as much time learning about sex as they do reading about which movie star is sexing another."

What are these guys? 12? They sound like the virgins in American Pie! Grow up!! Get your hands out of your pants and get a life!

Now we KNOW that there's a pattern of hiring men who demean women and that Gerald's one time participation in Mac McLean's story wasn't just a fluke. It's an attitude. Women in Greensboro, NC - do you really want this man covering YOUR stories and events? ...Even the FORMER reporters got together to talk about getting women so drunk they'd drop their panties. Then there's Dave Heard. He grew up in Danville. He sells phone books for a living. And he hangs out with reporters. It's in the story - not my words. Mac's. Don't you feel better knowing what reporters are really like?

Now - there's one more interesting thing about this story...if you watch the video - which was posted online, of the bartender mixing the drinks for this zany bunch of losers, you may see the focus is not on the drinks at all...that's IF you can find the video...it was video number two in Mac's efforts...and while readers may have seen a cleaner version of it - I saw the zoomed in on her breasts version when I went looking for the other video to show Steve Kaylor who asked me to find a copy of the first video. Not only did the newspaper publish the video to the web - it was part of an inside joke among the men about the woman's breasts. Are you mad now? I still am.

I'm still mad that this video was used to get Mac a job at another Media General paper. I'm mad because I was repeatedly told that "Mac will screw this story up so I'm assigning it to you," or "Mac can't handle this." Yet - he gets transferred to another paper EVEN AFTER the video issue and the panty dropper story. Mac may be gone, but Warren and Dave and Gerald are still in town. Did they see the video? Do they have the video? Has anyone asked them? Has the Register and Bee asked them? Have their bosses asked them? I'd like to know. Wouldn't you?

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