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Detroit TV reporter impersonates FBI agent, in deep doo-doo

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by WolvEagle, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    A reporter for Detroit's NBC affiliate, WDIV-TV, apparently said she was an FBI agent to gain access to an emergency vet clinic where an FBI dog was being treated for a gunshot wound (the dog died). I'm guessing that WDIV will have an opening for a reporter soon, and there will be one less open bed in the federal prison system. She was discovered before she saw the dog, and was forcibly escorted out of the building.

    www.freep.com/article/20091030/NEWS05/91030036/1319/Feds-say-WDIV-reporter-used-false-story-to-try-to-see-shot-FBI-dog

    The FBI got into a shootout with Muslim extremists in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, which has one of the largest Arabic populations in North America. The leader of the group was killed, and so was the dog, though the FBI airlifted the wounded dog to the clinic about 20 miles away, landing the chopper on a main road and stopping traffic.
     
  2. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Feds LOVE it when you do shit like this.
     
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    November sweeps do a great job of turning on-air talent into worthless, unethical attention-whores.

    EDIT: Though I will say that she may not have been in it for sweeps judging by the story.
     
  4. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Well, since the dog had died, she wasn't trying to interview it. What, then, was she trying to do? Get a shot of the carcass?

    What is the FBI Citizens' Academy, anyway?
     
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Judith Miller scoffs in her general direction.
     
  6. KP

    KP Active Member

    Check out the second graf, "repoter".
     
  7. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    It takes balls to say you're a cop in Detroit. Odds are, someone will shoot at you on general principle.
     
  8. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Even though the Free Press had it online yesterday afternoon, neither Detroit paper had it in their print editions today. Strange ...
     
  9. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Completely not understanding the reason for needing to see the dog.
     
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    According to the article, she is accused of saying the FBI had sent her, not that she was an actual agent. I don't know if that makes a difference.
     
  11. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    The point, though, is why does a news reporter need to see a dead dog?
     
  12. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I already asked this. All I can think of is she wanted a shot of the dead dog, which is gross.
     
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