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, May 11, 2009

Richard Davis wins suit - now on to EEOC action

Photographer Richard Davis was successful in his bid for unemployment rights against the Danville Register & Bee. Outright lies by those testifying on behalf of the R&B failed to convince the judge - who, as I was told, also had access to this blog as part of the court proceedings.

Congratulations to Richard - too bad about the paper trail of lies and letters that BURIED the Register & Bee. It's so much easier to TELL THE TRUTH. It will come back to bite you guys....and the bite will be bigger in the EEOC suit....What will really be interesting is seeing if the attorney will choose to pursue FORMER R&B employees separately now that they don't work for the R&B. Will Richard go after them? It means they'll have to pony up legal expenses themselves. So, since this is largely about the PRINCIPLE of the way he was fired, lied about and cheated....Should he go after those who caused him so much head and heart ache?

This is a man who's fed the birds and cats around the Register & Bee for years - long before Media General owned the paper. Yet - Ann Austin threatened him for being in the parking lot feeding a stray cat and the birds as he had done for decades.

Heartless isn't it? When you threaten to call the police on a former employee who's just feeding the stray animals he's always fed? Kind of reminds you of Jerry Gwaltney tearing down the Bluebird houses (illegally I might add). But then again, this is a company who printed the front page story about an alcoholic drink being a "REAL PANTY DROPPER." That's cutting edge news - courtesy of Steve Kaylor. Thanks Steve. What would Danville do without your brilliant news assessment? Perhaps if more reporters were actually sitting THROUGH city council meetings instead of hopping up to go take a picture of a wrecked car in a ditch because wrecks sell more papers - although city council meetings have more impact on the city....we MIGHT support the Danville Rag and Bitch.

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