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TV wants to talk to this guy before he kills himself and possibly others

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by LongTimeListener, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The FBI is looking for a man named Ryan Chamberlain, who does political PR in San Francisco. They say he has a stash of weapons. He apparently just posted a Facebook note indicating the end is coming.


    He is also keeping his Twitter feed going, apparently, and his latest tweet -- "A panicked update to my letter that should have posted by now. Nothing they're reporting is true. No "stashes." Not "armed and..."

    brought these immediate responses, all from TV reporters in the Bay Area.

    Dan Noyes ‏@dannoyes 2h
    @poliholic Ryan, can we talk? Dan Noyes cell 415-672-9157

    Sal Castaneda ‏@sal_castaneda 2h
    @poliholic I sent you a text. If you want you can text back and I can help set the record straight.

    Tiffany Wilson ‏@TWilsonTV 2h
    @poliholic Ryan - would love to talk and hear your side of the story 415 730 7196.


    So this might be what people are saying about not glorifying these guys, huh?
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Ho Le Fuk
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    But think of the ratings!
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Anyone out there seen Network?
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    So, the FBI is looking for a political PR guy and says he has a stash of weapons. The guy says that's not true.

    You're not going to try to hear from the guy? Do you seriously think Kurtis Alexander and Evan Sernoffsky from SFGate.com are not busting their asses trying to reach the dude too?

    This is how news works. If someone is at the center of a story, you try to track them down and get their side of it.
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    In this case I think the smart thing to do would be not to interfere with a law enforcement investigation in which lives may be at stake. Gather the news later.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The best ending to this will be "Baba booey!" on live TV.
  8. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    "Coming up, find out whether or not this man plans to kill you tonight while you're out with your friends. More at 11."
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member


    "Explosive materials" is awfully vague. Is this a suicidal guy who happened to have the wrong household cleaners or something more sinister?
  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member


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