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Superintendent bars public, press from hoops game

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Freelance Hack, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    There was a thread about this a few weeks ago, but here's an update with an OUTRAGEOUS twist.


  2. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Nice. So the hillbillies can;t keep their own in line enough to have people come to a game. Thyey make the announcements at the beginning that taunting, slurs, etc won;t be tolerated. So just eject as soon as yoou see it, and get extra security.

    But ot not allow the fans and press in, makes it a much bigger story than it really was.
  3. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Bob S., your statement is really unfair and bigoted. This sort of thing has happened in urban schools in the past.

    If the superintendent and school officials feel they have to do that to control things in an exceptional circumstance, I suppose so. However, I would let the press in before I would let parents in. A sports writer is a lot less likely to cause a problem than a parent.
  4. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    If it's a game between public schools at a public school gym, doesn't the media (and, for that matter, the public) have a right to be there?
  5. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I'm not seeing how keeping the media out helps the situation, but there have been cases in my state where fans were not allowed in.
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Because if there are any fights, taunts or other displays of inappropriate behavior (either by the players, coaches, school staff or families) then no one will be able to report on it.
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Rat-bastard race-baiting writers! Sonsabitches!
  8. I'll never tell

    I'll never tell Active Member

    Somebody at that paper should have fought that harder. The only thing they should be able to keep the newspaper out of is when they're talking about the good name and charcter of someone.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I'd say OK. No need to cover the rest of your games then.
  10. sartrean

    sartrean Member

    Shit, when they lock you out of a gym, that's called a night off!
  11. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. This became a legal issue and the paper should have filed an injunction.
  12. MGoBlue

    MGoBlue Member

    Who cares. It's preps.
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