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(Charleston Post and Courier)   It's shameful what some people will do to get out of their civic duties   (postandcourier.com) divider line 23
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2012-10-01 04:18:23 PM  
I've never tried to get out of jury duty. It's your civic responsibility.
 
2012-10-01 04:19:02 PM  
So yeah, real story: If you have a skeezy hookup for prescription meds, your skeezy hookup may turn out to be skeezy. Don't.
 
2012-10-01 04:30:17 PM  
It's shameful what journalists try to pass off as "news" to get out of actually having to work on a story.
 
2012-10-01 04:34:11 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I've never tried to get out of jury duty. It's your civic responsibility.


Good for you. Trying to evade jury duty is pissing on your country IMHO.
 
2012-10-01 04:35:02 PM  
Because everyone can afford to spend several weeks making $5/day when they're already living paycheck to paycheck...
 
2012-10-01 04:39:58 PM  

Gyrfalcon: It's shameful what journalists try to pass off as "news" to get out of actually having to work on a story.


Journalists print what readership numbers show that people want to read. Don't like it? Then don't read it. Better yet, think you can do a better job? Go for it!
Also journalists have to serve jury duty like everyone else, they're regular people who try to make a living.

/reporters have feelings too
 
2012-10-01 04:44:30 PM  
I'm on call for Jury Duty right now so I'm.........not considering this
 
2012-10-01 04:44:44 PM  
i recently got out of jury duty by saying that i couldn't be impartial for a child molestation case.

i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-01 05:06:41 PM  

Gyrfalcon: It's shameful what journalists try to pass off as "news" to get out of actually having to work on a story.


It's definitely a bad sign when the headline's story ends at the second paragraph.

Event A happened, which is related to Event B.
Event A blah blah blah.

Event B blah. Blah Event B Event B. B B B B Event B blah blah. Event B. Blah Blah. Event B Event B blah Event B.
 
2012-10-01 05:13:23 PM  

SmartfoodPopcorn: Gyrfalcon: It's shameful what journalists try to pass off as "news" to get out of actually having to work on a story.

Journalists print what readership numbers show that people want to read. Don't like it? Then don't read it. Better yet, think you can do a better job? Go for it!
Also journalists have to serve jury duty like everyone else, they're regular people who try to make a living.

/reporters have feelings too


I would...do a better job, I mean...but since I lack that necessary piece of paper, a degree from An Accredited School of Journalism, they won't let me in the door.

But even I know that if your story is about a person who had a heart attack in the jury selection room, you tell THAT story. Not four additional paragraphs about the alleged crime because you had space to fill.
 
2012-10-01 06:54:09 PM  
It would be impossible for me to have a jury by my peers. I'm smart enough to figure out how to get out of jury duty, which means that I would be smarter than 100% of the people on my jury.
 
2012-10-01 07:33:53 PM  
*disgusted*
 
2012-10-01 07:55:19 PM  
I'd be fine with jury duty, but once they find out I'm an educated engineer, it is not an option. Got turned down twice, as did all the other educated people in the selection pool.
 
2012-10-01 07:58:57 PM  

bmihura: I'd be fine with jury duty, but once they find out I'm an educated engineer, it is not an option. Got turned down twice, as did all the other educated people in the selection pool.


Fool them at first; it's called the hook...
 
2012-10-01 08:02:31 PM  
On a related note: you know wut?

I think we should stand on each other's shoulders not each other's backs, you?
 
2012-10-01 08:14:40 PM  

SmartfoodPopcorn: Gyrfalcon: It's shameful what journalists try to pass off as "news" to get out of actually having to work on a story.

Journalists print what readership numbers show that people want to read. Don't like it? Then don't read it. Better yet, think you can do a better job? Go for it!
Also journalists have to serve jury duty like everyone else, they're regular people who try to make a living.

/reporters have feelings too


Good reporters don't. Not while they are working, anyway.

Seriously, if a reporter is a sensitive person, they aren't going to last.

Journalism is a cut throat business.

Graduated from broadcast school, didn't even bother looking for a job in the industry because of how narcissistic you have to be to survive.

Ended up in health care industry, which I love, despite the brokenness of our Canadian health care system, and the frustration it brings.
 
2012-10-01 08:54:47 PM  
It's shameful what some people will do to get into public service.
 
2012-10-01 09:57:00 PM  
If you don't register to vote you'll never get called for jury duty. Yes I have registered.
 
2012-10-01 10:05:40 PM  
laid back w/bud light: If you don't register to vote you'll never get called for jury duty. Yes I have registered.

Not in every state. Here in CA they use the DMV records as well as voting registration for jury summonses.
 
2012-10-01 11:08:36 PM  
But, did it get him out of jury duty?
 
2012-10-01 11:40:23 PM  

SmartfoodPopcorn: Gyrfalcon: It's shameful what journalists try to pass off as "news" to get out of actually having to work on a story.

Journalists print what readership numbers show that people want to read. Don't like it? Then don't read it. Better yet, think you can do a better job? Go for it!
Also journalists have to serve jury duty like everyone else, they're regular people who try to make a living.

/reporters have feelings too


You're confusing editors with journalists. Editors push a narrative. Journalists do their damnedest to copy-and-paste their way to it.
 
2012-10-02 04:00:17 AM  

laid back w/bud light: If you don't register to vote you'll never get called for jury duty. Yes I have registered.


Many states, Oregon (where I live) draws potential jurors from both the voting records & the DMV (driver's licenses & state ID cards).
 
2012-10-02 01:41:19 PM  

Gyrfalcon: SmartfoodPopcorn: Gyrfalcon: It's shameful what journalists try to pass off as "news" to get out of actually having to work on a story.

Journalists print what readership numbers show that people want to read. Don't like it? Then don't read it. Better yet, think you can do a better job? Go for it!
Also journalists have to serve jury duty like everyone else, they're regular people who try to make a living.

/reporters have feelings too

I would...do a better job, I mean...but since I lack that necessary piece of paper, a degree from An Accredited School of Journalism, they won't let me in the door.

But even I know that if your story is about a person who had a heart attack in the jury selection room, you tell THAT story. Not four additional paragraphs about the alleged crime because you had space to fill.


Here's the thing, I'm sure you COULD do a better as you see it. Here's the thing, you and I feel that the JOB of a reporter is to report the news.

Sadly, this is not the case. The job of a reporter nowadays is to write things that sell newspapers so that the corporations that own them make money. That means write crap that the sheep will buy. That means make sure the front page is lurid and the entertainment section is full of reality tv stars and everything else in between is dumbed down so that none of the morons who plunk down money for the rag get insulted.
 
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