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SF Chronicle Reporters ... time for jail

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Jeff_Rake, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Jeff_Rake

    Jeff_Rake Member


    Too bad.
  2. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Sad, but not at all surprising. I'll be more interested to hear how long they'll have to stay behind bars. Eighteen months is a brutally long time.
  3. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Fucking terrible.
  5. jfs1000

    jfs1000 Member

    Don't u think 18 months is overly puntative? I am not in favor of sunshine laws (that makes journalists a protected class, and I don't think that is right), but if he was selling drugs and robbing people he will get less time.

    18 months, for committing no crime. That is not fair. Why doesn't the government actually do some investigative work. Stop trying to coerce journalists to do their jobs.
  6. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    If they throw these two in jail it will just make a mockery out of the whole "fact finding" business that is professional journalism.
  7. 5A

    5A New Member

    I feel the same way.

    I'd like to think I would do the same thing in their shoes, but I'm glad I've never had to face those decisions.
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

  9. KP

    KP Active Member

    Good luck to them both, may they keep holding their head high and their lips sealed.

    And 18 months is a long time for what they did when you consider in RI the one of the nightclub owners - the one who used to be a reporter - is getting 0 jailtime and his brother is getting 4 years at a minimum security prison from a fire that killed 100.
  10. Moland Spring

    Moland Spring Member

    C'mon.... federal shield law!
  11. Johnsonville

    Johnsonville Member

    What is sad is that Conte, Greg Anderson and the guy that created the drugs only got four months in jail, but reporters get 18 months.
  12. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    They're still free pending their appeal. 18 months is the maximum if the circuit court upholds Judge White's finding.
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