Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Professional Journalism






July 11th, 2006
"Professional" Journalism



I listened to an interview on WWL this morning with Jack Strain. He mentioned that there was a lot more said by him and that WDSU (Channel 6) just aired what they thought was "news worthy". Riiiight!!!!


I emailed WDSU this morning, asking the possiblility of getting a copy of the entire transcript of his interview. Here's their response:


JUDY,
WE DON'T GIVE OUT TRANSCRIPTS. YOU CAN PURCHASE A TAPE OF THE NEWSCAST THE STORY AIRED IN.. BY CONTACTING TARGET VIDEO AT 504-456-6747. ONCE YOU HAVE THE TAPE YOU CAN TRANSCRIBE THE COMMENTS THAT AIRED. AND WE DO NOT TRANSCRIBE ENTIRE INTERVIEWS, ONLY THE PARTS THAT WE USE, SO THERE IS NO VERBATIM OF EVERYTHING THE SHERIFF SAID. THE TAPE IT WAS SHOT ON WOULD HAVE BEEN RECORDED OVER WITHIN 3 DAYS AFTER IT WAS SHOT.
SORRY.. ___________ -WDSU ASSIGNMENTS MANAGER



Isn't that special?


Anyway, here's the audio from Jack Strain's interview on WWL this morning:
Click on the link 'Bob DelGiorno goes one on one w/Jack Strain 7/11/06'



From the Times Picayune, 7-08-2006:


The ACLU said it has received complaints from Nazarene Christians, who "wear dreadlocks as a religious requirement" and are afraid to step outside their St. Tammany homes for fear of being arrested.


Puh-leez!!
Jack Stone, the Headquarters Operations Officer with the church called in WWL Radio this morning to set the record straight. He stated that there is no religious requirement in his church for dreadlocks, no kids ever showed up at their camp with dreadlocks and there is no metion of dreadlocks in the Church of Nazarene's manual and the ACLU should check their facts.


This smells like a set up to me. Next thing you know we'll be seeing the likes of these guys






I sincerely wish all these rabble rousers would go find a REAL cause to support and leave this area alone to rebuild.


Or perhaps they can use their communication skills to tell all these young men who are returning to the area to wreak havoc to straighten up their act and help rebuild or go back to where they came from.

No, I'm not a racist. I speak from the plain facts. My eyes are wide open. I live here.

Speaking of young men, the NOLA police have noted that there are plenty of underage kids being
picked up in the Quarter way after curfew. A lot of these kids came back to this area without their parents. Imagine that.


Enough.......





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