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Teens harrass TV reporter who reported on underage drinking

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MisterCreosote, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    This reporter and a photographer apparently staked out a liquor store that had a reputation for selling to teenagers. They got footage of teenagers buying booze. The reporter also did a story about a party being broken up and some three dozen teens getting cited for underage drinking. Teenagers all over DC then started harrassing her, and her kids, resulting in the station pulling her off underage drinking stories:

  2. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Can't say I'm surprised by the reaction. Not that it's right.
  3. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

  4. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Member

    Not endorsing the bullying, but is this really what passes for journalism in our nation's capital? Assuming teenage drinking is actually an "epidemic", hasn't the War on Drugs proven the futility of trying to attack a demand-side problem by focusing on the supply?
  5. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    Yes, it is an epidemic.

    Kids die because of it.

    It's also illegal.

  6. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Teens have been drinking forever. Why is it now an epedemic?
  7. dmc

    dmc Guest

    Maybe we could find out if the package store could just deliver to the school?
  8. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    It's always been an epidemic.

    It was an issue when I was in high school, and it was legal.

    For God's sake, it's a fricking crime. We report crime.
  9. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Member

    I'm sure the other liquor suppliers now able to extract increase rents in the face of sustained demand surely appreciated her intrepid reporting.
  10. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Member

    So prior to Lawrence v. Texas striking down sodomy laws, reporters would have been perfectly justified in stamping out this "crime" when the police refused to. After all, it was "fricking crime." If not, then you must admit crime alone is not justification for writing a story, in which case we must analyze the issue more thoroughly than you did.
  11. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Two words about why the story's being presented: February sweeps.

    And when you start harassing the reporter's kids over this, you definitely have a problem.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    When I was in high school, the kid-friendly liquor store had a drive-thru window.
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