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.
Monday, April 20, 2009
No Rugby coverage?
Tradition means players "bare all" and run the field naked as they did in Danville this weekend. Photos courtesy of Richard Davis, FORMER Register & Bee photographer
DANVILLE - Over 600 MBA students from around the world gathered in Durham, NC and in Angler's Park, Danville,Va. for the 29th annual MBA Rugby World Championship this past weekend. Teams from as far away as Sydney,Australia (AGSM) and Fontainebleau,France(INSEAD) were in town for this years tournament. As part of the tradition, those who score the first goal have to run the field naked ... too bad for Media General reporters, the tradition doesn't apply to the women's teams.
The annual wine festival and several other events took place around the city - but the newspaper was filled with Associated Press accounts of anything but Danville news. Apparently Steve Kaylor, who claims to have been a reporter at one time, isn't able to spend time pitching in to help cover the news front until the paper can bring in another reporter or two...although I understand with half of the reporters on forced, unpaid furlough - only Robert Benson, the editor, and Charles, the assistant editor - not ever a reporter - had to cover all of Danville.