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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Democratic Register & Bee

Virgil Goode has been instrumental in bringing a lot of money, research and development to Danville over the years. He attends fundraisers, talks to farmers, speaks his mind and overall is one of the most approachable and honest congressmen we've had - as evidenced by his length of service to Virginia.

Yet the Danville Register & Bee has taken the position that Goode is a liar in their Oct.1 editorial. How sad. Publisher Steve Kaylor and the Register & Bee have hosted fund raisers at The Institute - a facility Goode's efforts brought to Danville. Across the county it's easy to see the fruit of Goode's labors. Yet - The Register & Bee has decided to court Democrats, in particular Tom Perriello. They talk about a recent ad in which Perriello claims Goode used half a campaign slogan to misrepresent Perriellos' stance on drilling. But the editorial board carries on in this issue like the misinformed and biased news media they are. Two words boys, "Campaign Manager"....Your editorial reads like Virgil himself sat down and created these ads. Yes, he has control over them. Yes he sees and approves them - JUST AS YOU oversee, approve and send out a newspaper every day FILLED WITH errors, misspelled names, misquotes, WRONG OBITUARIES! So who are you to sit in judgment on the intent of Virgil Goode? He's already stood by his statement.

The problem is, your reporter - the one without any formal journalism training, the one from Chicago, the one who readers complained in a letter to the editor manipulated the appearance and content in a photo, the one who is personal friends of Obama and who has voiced a desire for a more socialist leaning in this country - yeah, Sara Arkin, the one with the PRO-Democrat bias you send out to do your slanted reporting - is part of the effort to unseat Virgil. That's a violation of journalist ethics!

But readers won't be surprised. After all, you did NOTHING when a male reporter filmed the breasts of a local businesswoman and advertiser and flashed the video all over the newsroom for managers to laugh at. Or, encouraged managers who were involved in extramartial affairs with subordinates, or ran stories about local bars talking about alcoholic drinks being "real panty droppers." (ALL documented in this blog for you new readers). So, Danville - do you really want a candidate who is paired up and supported by a newspaper who treats women and advertisers like this? A newspaper who allows reporters to write about candidates they have a bias against? Seriously. Tom Perrillo was going to SUE Virgil? Please. Man up Tom. Quit acting like a sissy boy in velvet pants who wants to take his ball and go home because someone stuck their tongue out at you. If you're so surprised at the harshness of politics then there's a serious chance you won't have a clue about how to work in Congress either. I can see your freshman year in office now - a long list of lawsuits and petulant power plays.

Danville deserves better. They deserve a real man, not one who hides behind a reporter's skirts and threats of lawsuits. And Danville deserves a newspaper that isn't blatantly biased as well. Whats next? Writing bad news about people who don't advertise? I was once told not to write about a business who didn't advertise. Wake up Danville. The newspaper only wants your money - not your best interests.

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