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.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Register and Bee interested in politics? Really?

Danville Register and Bee Publisher Steve Kaylor says the newspaper is sponsoring a congressional issues forum Sept. 3 at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research.

U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode, R-5th, and Democratic challenger Tom Perriello will take part in the forum Sept. 3 at the Institute from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

According to an article in the Register & Bee, Publisher Steve Kaylor said one of the reasons the newspaper is involved is because of the quality programs offered by the Sorenson Institute.

“We wanted to be a part of that,” he said.

It's too bad Kaylor didn't want to be part of The Register & Bee covering the legislature earlier this year. Reporter Denice Thibodeau was called back from Richmond to help cover the critical reporting of fires and car wrecks rather than the business and bills affecting Pittsylvania County. But as we all know, Media General and The Danville Register & Bee are more interested in selling newspapers and blood and guts sells more papers than bills that our representatives are considering. Never mind that our county board of supervisors and citizens went up to Richmond almost daily - many of them making the three hour drive up and back when things like uranium and hunting and hunting with dogs issues were discussed and voted on. We didn't have a reporter there and according to reporters from other papers who were there, Mac McLean who used to cover the legislature "goofed off" and "cribbed notes" from them after hanging out elsewhere all day. You remember Mac....the one who spent all that time videotaping women's breasts without their knowledge or consent....yeah. same one.

ANYWAY!!!! The newspaper is covering this because STEVE will be there...and having "his people" there will make him appear powerful. Of course I'm not sure what having his employees peeing in his parking lot makes him. Did you know the folks at the Institute and our local representatives read this blog Steve? Yup. Sure 'nuff. Maybe you should get a porta-potty out in the parking lot for the carriers.

Virgil? I like you. Would you mind nudging Steve so the working class has a place to pee this winter? I mean...c'mon. It's hot now, but who wants to have to drop their pants to relieve themselves at 4 in the morning in a bush because the newspaper publisher won't let them in to use the damn bathroom? Can't afford that???? But he can afford to sponsor you guys at a forum? Isn't politics about the people? Please. You can do it in a nice way Virgil. Just ask him to open the bathrooms for the carriers.

I understand some of the carriers are going to have some picket signs - things like "All we want is a toilet" and "Stop Crapping on Us" ...will make great photos. You know this blog has lots of fans with cameras!! Smile Steve.

I will of course post those signs and the protest here...the photographers are also going to upload the photos to Flikr.com with permission for any newspaper in the state to pick them up..Associated Press.....you know. The wires.

Okay guys...I did my part. Now paint those signs!

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