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.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Angry reader

Ah...just posted a comment from an angry reader....please check it out. I'll post it here in case you can't find it. He seems to think I won't post it. He's wrong. Unlike a lot of liberals I truly do believe in freedom of speech even if I DON'T agree with what the other guy is saying. Liberals want to have their say while shutting up conservatives. I say as long as it's not libelous or slanderous - have at it. So here is Doc's post. I want to ensure he has his say. Can you hear/see Doc frothing at the mouth? Yeah...me too:

On July 10th, you posted, "If you are gay Media General offers you and your same-sex partner full medical benefits. You don't even have to fly to California to get married first. There are several gay employees and the atmosphere is definitely supportive of alternative lifestyles. So, if you have a gay relative who wants to live and work openly - this is definitely an option for them (or you!) Seriously."

What is your freakin' problem lady? So you have it bad for Mac McLean and Steve Kaylor over the boobs fiasco-- okay. But what does being gay have ANYTHING to do with your plight against the establishment? You try to get sympathy for your cause, yet you're out to slam others -- people that may have taken your side -- but you hurl insults instead.

Before you get all huffy and say I work for The R&B or I'm sleeping with someone there, I'm not. I don't work for Media General either. So let me make that clear.

But to hurl your grade school insults and to post clips from "Deliverance" and whatnot -- you really don't help yourself.

No, you come across as someone who is much worse that McLean, Kaylor -- or anyone else. You're a bully, and in some instances, you're worse than those you loathe.

I don't expect to see this posted at all -- but I had to get this off my chest. I think you're pathetic really.

"Doc" seems to think I'm slamming gays. Not at all. Being gay is an advantage if you work at the R&B. How is that a slam? I have gay relatives and know a lot of gay people. One of my doctors is even gay. I have nothing against gay people. I was trying to point out one of what few advantages there are for working for Media General if you are a sexually active adult. While many jobs discriminate against homosexuals - the media, as a whole - does not. What I do have a problem with is gay people using their alternative lifestyle to gain promotions and favor

Grade school insults? Insults or not - they're not directed at you, so why do you care? Only people who have emotional connections to a situation get so angry. Even if you don't work at the Register & Bee or at Media General I'd say you know someone who does. So - don't distance yourself. There's an issue here that upsets you for some reason. If you don't know anyone who works at Media General then why bother? It's just another little online drama. And if you want to want to say "boobs" and treat the whole incident as "no big deal" then that shows the insensitivity you have. My guess is you're gay and upset over a perceived bias against homosexuals. Thus - the anger over the Deliverance clip. The only theme running through your angry clip is anger over homosexuality. And - this blog is not anti-gay so get over it. Or - maybe you're Mr. Hormone - posting under a different name.

This blog is about a corporation who has chosen to ignore the abuse of women, a corporation that tolerates bullying, that clearly and repeatedly ignores its own policies regarding a hostile work environment in order to protect, promote and praise men over women. You don't have a grasp of that obviously.

Am I a bully? No. I'm very open and direct and straight forward in my anger, my obvious and total disgust and disregard for The Register & Bee and its puppet management and misogyny. Perhaps you should go back and reread the information on bullying. By not speaking up and exposing Media General and The Register & Bee for what it is I do a disservice for those who want to work there. By posting this I also provide a readily accessible resource for those working at Media General properties who also have EEOC suits and need to realize they're not alone - that Media General does indeed tolerate and even encourage a hostile workplace. Because they do. They put incompetent people in jobs beyond their ability and let them wreak destruction and havoc and chaos wherever they operate and then allow them to use intimidation, rank and sexual aggression to secure their position.

Bullies aren't used to having their targets fight back. IF anyone is a bully - it's probably you. NON-bullies "get" this blog.

Whether a person is gay - or more accurately homosexual or lesbian, straight, transgendered, or whatever - sexual activity in the workplace - between supervisor and subordinate - or even among co-workers if the relationship disrupts the workplace or results in favoritism in terms of job assignments, promotions or other things that impact other workers is, if not outright illegal, is discrimination. "Mr. Hormone" as those at the paper referred to him...swept through several women - while he was married to another...causing emotional distress and upheaval to many. Apparently several of the men (as those around me there said repeatedly) "can't keep it in their pants." Should I be denied a job because I refuse to tolerate an atmosphere that in most other cases the courts have ruled illegal? No.

As a Christian and a conservative (I know that pisses you off even more I'm sure); I have a right to my lifestyle just as they have a right to theirs. If I were a supervisor and promoted and treated people in the newsroom based on their religious beliefs rather than their abilities I'd have been fried in oil! Yet it's okay to do so based on sexual activity and proclivity? I'm all for open discussion - just not intolerance and discrimination.

As far as managers with porn collections - sorry. Porn leads to all sorts of things - and supports the sex trade industry. Studies show that men who regularly watch porn are unable to establish normal relationships with women and tend to view women with scorn and disgust in general - objectifying them. Why would I want to work with managers who see women that way?

Childish? A grown man giggling and acting like a 12-year old and having to film women surreptitiously to get his jollies is childish. And management that sees nothing wrong in a newsroom acting like its their private dating pool is even worse.

Generally people who are engaging in this sort of behavior tend to disagree with me. People who are shamed, abused or suffer from this behavior tend to agree with me.

As far as the Deliverance clip? If you chose to watch it - your choice. It was posted with a warning. Remember, this is what Mac accused his "bumper" of saying he would do. Melvin Carrier denied saying it. Carrier said Todd Foster never even spoke with him to confirm he said that and the city recorder, Carrier said, said she never heard him say that either. Only Mac, amazingly enough, seems to have heard it. That's a pretty brutal accusation to make about someone and I wanted that to be clear. I think it was.

Foster's leaping to Mac's defense with a threat that any court in the land would see as "malice" if Carrier chose to sue Media General is downright stupid. If you're going to be sued - why not hand it to them on a silver platter. I think Foster should stick to contacting the company attorneys before threatening a public official in writing. Now that's pathetic.

Loathe me all you want Doc. I don't know you and don't care what you think. I'll say a prayer for you tonight. In the meantime, if you don't like what you're reading you don't have to read it. Find another blog. My guess is you won't because you are a part of all this drama in some way...so at least man up about it and admit it.

1 comment:

John Chaney said...

My dear, I believe you have just been "Bully-Blogged" by one of your nemesis' pen-pals. The use of key words indicate a sure familiarity with the subject by one who should be unfamiliar with them!

Just let it roll over your shoulders and keep on "getting 'er done!"