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, March 7, 2009

Register and Bee loses yet another

Danville Realtors have had their way. Lower prices and inserts for their home magazine. Look for their home magazine to be inserted in the Register & Bee....and for Sales director Rob to be leaving...he found another job at a paper in Arkansas...so, no more problems there. We wish him well closer to his family out west. But it signals another question... if top salespeople are leaving and the paper is being cannibalized with the printing, the obits and the ad layout sent to Lynchburg and some of the salespeople spending a couple of days a week in Lynchburg - then maybe the rumors of the paper being sold are true???? The paper is sneaking out of town a piece at a time?

This move to placate the realty firms in town MIGHT stave off the Realtor's move from the Register & Bee - for awhile, long enough to sell the paper - unless a buyer realizes that maybe the realty sales lock isn't such a lock.

We would all say "Thanks," to Steve Kaylor backing down and listening to complaints, if his regrets were sincere...of course they aren't. If he HADN'T listened to them their leaving WOULD shut down The Register & Bee. So, the move was purely financial. If he REALLY cared, we'd have seen a FRONT PAGE, FULL PAGE apology about the advertiser who's chest his reporter (who is still employed by the way) filmed and flashed around the newsroom.

Geez Steve. Haven't you figured it all out yet? Strap on a pair and apologize. Be a man. Be a decent human being. Or be unemployed....the message readers and advertisers are sending you is loud and clear. It's too bad, sad really that people would have supported the paper had the paper treated them right.

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