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Times-Union reporter arrested for 911 misuse

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Guessing alcohol was a factor.

  2. SellOut

    SellOut Member

    Saw TBL linked to it. McIntyre said something like he was surprised it was in there. Pretty sure the TU is like most papers in which anytime one of their employees is arrested they report on it in a show of transparency. Still sucks though.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't know... I'm not sure I would have put it in the paper.

    Domestic abuse, DUI, I think it fair game. I don't know about this one...
  4. I think they did it right.
    An arrest. Not a big deal, but an arrest of a reporter, still.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't think the TU did anything wrong. If that's they're policy, I respect them for it.

    There are just so many other places that take it to the other extreme and don't report it when the editors or columnists are caught driving drunk or whatever...

    I worked at one place where the columnist had so many DUIs that his license was revoked and after one of his, we were all called into the office to discuss it.

    We were all sure he was getting fired.

    The first thing the exec editor said was that "We needed to make sure we did whatever we could to make sure we protected the columnist's privacy."
  6. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    Have to do it. If a UF football player or a Jag is arrested under the same circumstances, it's going in the paper.
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    It's Jacksonville. Strange shit happens there.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It's not a great city to get your ass kicked in, though, 'cause the cops won't have your back.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    After losing out on the Tebow sweepstakes, I'm sure she had to tie one on. :D
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    That's not true. You can get that ass tapped on pretty damn good there. It's on my list.
  11. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Absolutely it goes into the paper. It's news.
  12. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a b.s. douchey cop to me. In Florida? That's unpossible!
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