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Former Bristol Herald Courier SE sentenced

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by writingump, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. writingump

    writingump Member

    Just saw on the NBC station in the Tri-Cities where Jim Cnockaert was sentenced to three years in prison today. I feel badly for some guys in my former shop, but not for the guy who chose to hire him or the company which gave its blessing for this hire. What an embarrassing day for the BHC and Media General.
  2. lesboulez

    lesboulez Member

    Re: Bristol Herald Courier SE sentenced

    in good news at bristol... jim sacco replaced cnockaert a while ago. jim's a great guy and should quickly erase the stain of all the mess that went on there...
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Edited to note dude isn't SE anymore. Jim Sacco is current SE and I can vouch that he hasn't been arrested (as of five minutes ago) for anything. Jim is guilty of a lot of shit but none of it illegal!
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member


    1) A $100 fine.
    2) The writer actually used the term "stiffer sentence."
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Well, he hasn't been CAUGHT doing anything illegal.

    He IS guilty of marrying way above his head.
  6. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    I used to work with Jim - used his computer, too, when he wasn't there, though I never saw anything improper. And, he is a nice person.

    That said, Jim needs to man up and not keep insisting that he's innocent. He was fired from where we worked together because he was viewing porn on a work computer. He was caught again viewing porn at work, which led to this mess. It's easy to trace where somebody's been on a computer. How can you maintain you're innocent when you've left an electronic trail at more than one place?

    I hope and pray that he gets the help he needs and can emerge from this as a better person. There's no doubt in my mind that he'll get the good behavior credit that's mentioned in the story. He just needs to face his problem and overcome it. It's up to him and no one else - not his wife (whom I also used to work with and also is a good person) or his daughters.

    Jim has to man up. I hope and pray that he does.
  7. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Given the turn the thread has taken, it might be prudent to specify which Jim you're talking about. I thought I'd learned something new about Sacco for a minute there.
  8. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Jim Cnockaert
  9. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    two words:

    George fucking Stone
  10. writingump

    writingump Member

    That would be three, but George is/was the man. He was my first editor there and was quiet, yet professional. He also wrote a couple of books on minor league legends like Muscle Shoals and Ron Necciai. His book on Necciai's 27-strikeout game in 1952 is very good.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Viewing porn on a computer -- even at work -- is not a crime.

    Viewing child porn is an altogether different matter.
  12. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    The second instance was child porn.
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