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Another fine idea from a politician

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    A Virginia state senator wants to prevent reporters -- or anybody else -- from approaching grieving people within a week of the loss of a loved one. It would be a criminal offense to do so.

    Stupid on so many fronts it'd be hard to know where to begin, but Marc Fisher does a nice job of it.

  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Bad idea? Yes.

    Unconstitutional? Of course.

    But ... it does reflect the growing frustration with the way some reporters go about doing their business.

    This is one where the press can easily win the legal battle and lose the PR war.
  3. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Yes, you're right, it's possible a lot of people will simply continue to not understand that a lot of families who have gone through losses WANT to talk about the loved one.

    But in many, many cases, it's true.
  4. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Does the Virginia senator also want to prohibit pictures of high school athletes in various states of dismay after losing the big game?
  5. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Yes, if those photos are taken by scuzzballs.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    For some reason I can't get the word "Cuckoonelli" out of my head.
  7. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    poor marc fisher. he's an idiot.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You know, you coulda worked Pyrrhic victory in there without much effort.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Why is Marc Fisher an idiot?
  10. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    What he said.
  11. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Apparently there are no other pressing matters to attend to for Virginia lawmakers.
  12. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    You sure?
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