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DUI expose - by DUI suspect

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MisterCreosote, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    From the already ethically questionable folks at the Santa Barbara News-Press:


    I would have the same question: If this suspect really had the goods on this officer, why wouldn't the N-P assign an actual reporter to the story? I don't buy the pared-down newsroom staff argument either.

    No word on whether any of this is true or not, but it'll be interesting to see it play out.
  2. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    From the story:

    Is he fucking high? Good lord.

    The whole thing sounds like an episode of Law and Order, not real life. It would also be argument #7,819,128 to me that all police cruisers should now have video tapes or cameras of some sort. They cost a couple hundred bucks each now, and if you're going to put laptops in every cruiser, you might as well put some cameras on the outside of the car too.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Hey, if you can allow a freelancer to carry out his personal beef with a cop for pennies as opposed to assigning a staffer and maybe having to OK overtime, the choice is pretty easy, isn't it?
  4. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    As someone from the area and has heard about the stuff happening over there: Disgusted? Yes. Surprised? Not in the least.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I meant to post this the other day when I saw it.

    The Santa Barbara News-Press is a joke. But even this should be beneath them.
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