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2013-08-03 09:19:39 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: I'll just leave this here:

Come visit Oak Land!

The crown jewel of the East Bay!


That video is misleading.  I've actually been to Oakland, and it is not the nice place that video would have you believe.
 
2013-08-03 09:22:38 PM

100 Watt Walrus: Bob Falfa: 100 Watt Walrus: Bob Falfa: Same way people who live in Oakland say "I live in the San Francisco Bay area"

No we don't.

In my experience, most do.

If you're overseas and somebody asks you where you live, do you immediately answer "Oakland"? Or do you start with "California", then "San Francisco Bay area", then "Oakland"?

Sure, if you're overseas. SF is known world-wide. Oakland is not.


Heck, I'm from the Detroit burbs and when someone outside of Michigan asked where I was from, I'd say Detroit.  And let's face it, that's not a place where you want to be from.
 
2013-08-03 09:23:51 PM

100 Watt Walrus: Bit'O'Gristle: Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.

/sighs, another example of hiding the race of the suspects. They seem to have no problem saying "white males, hispanic males, " but if they were black, they wont give a suspect description at all. Don't hate, you have seen it just as much as i have.

Why are people like you so obsessed with race? There wasn't  any description of the suspects  at all. If TFA  describedthe suspects and left out race, you'd have a point. But what you have here is nothing but a red flag that you're obsessed with race.


That's the point.  You know they were black because the story gave no description at all.  Had they been any other race, there would have been a full description down to clothing, facial hair, and birth marks.
 
2013-08-03 09:27:11 PM
I don't see why Oakland has so much crime when they have all these attractive and successful people?
 
2013-08-03 09:28:10 PM
Nice to see the Raiders' training program is spinning up nicely for the pre-season
 
2013-08-03 09:30:43 PM
Oakland police say a television news crew was robbed of camera equipment at gunpoint in broad daylight even while accompanied by a security guard.

---- A BIG FAT TUBBY SECURITY GUARD WHO DIDN'T HAVE A GUN.
 
2013-08-03 09:38:26 PM
The news crew should get better cameras...

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2013-08-03 09:39:04 PM

100 Watt Walrus: Runs_With_Scissors_: Also? While not widely reported, but known to all members of the press and police presence at both the Oscar Grant riot, and the Occupy protests-turned-riots is that there were anarchists who would show up with the specific intention of starting shiat. the ones who were arrested all came from outside of the county. Many from hundreds of miles away. They showed up to start shiat, and the police finished it. Most of the unidentified black-clad shiat starters got away.

There was speculation that a good number of these infiltrators were government folks. I couldn't tell you one way or the other, as I was not allowed to investigate the claims or cover the story.

I doubt they were "government folks," but they're almost certainly not local, and definitely not interested in the purpose of the protests.


They were just interested in breaking some shiat that wasn't theirs and they didn't have to look at later. Farkers.
 
2013-08-03 09:43:37 PM

Mattyb710: So the security guard was there to do what exactly?


Draw unwanted attention.
 
2013-08-03 09:45:46 PM

TOSViolation: 100 Watt Walrus: Bit'O'Gristle: Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.

/sighs, another example of hiding the race of the suspects. They seem to have no problem saying "white males, hispanic males, " but if they were black, they wont give a suspect description at all. Don't hate, you have seen it just as much as i have.

Why are people like you so obsessed with race? There wasn't  any description of the suspects  at all. If TFA  describedthe suspects and left out race, you'd have a point. But what you have here is nothing but a red flag that you're obsessed with race.

That's the point.  You know they were black because the story gave no description at all.  Had they been any other race, there would have been a full description down to clothing, facial hair, and birth marks.


It was a 130-word blurb, not a full story. There were  no details provided. No details about where they were other than "West Oakland," which is a pretty broad description, there were no details about who the reporters were. It. Was. A. Blurb.

You can say what would have been done in different circumstances all you want, but saying it doesn't make it true. Are there cases in which the race of the suspects is deliberately left out? I'm sure there are. Are those cases always when the suspects are black? Unless you have some data to back up that assertion, you have nothing but your racial poutrage.
 
2013-08-03 09:51:51 PM

Penman: Runs_With_Scissors_: I will tell you this, and it is the absolute truth: I was instructed not to do Occupy stories, that it was giving them attention. I also worked with a 27 year-old assignment editor who found protests 'boring', regardless the cause. She also continually confused the Viet Nam and Korean wars.

People get sick of Occupy stories though. They'd been covered enough.. people will just change the channel. At some point you have to cut it out.


It depends on how you cover a story, how long the piece is and how good your reporter is as to how compelling an on-going story is.

There's plenty of time in any news cast to cover breaking news and on-going stories.  At the end of my tenure I had 25% of the staff I started with, and twice as much time to fill. The reporters were all the youngest and least able to put things in concise context - and they were expected to produce 3 times as much work as the veteran news people they dumped unceremoniously. I did not have enough reporters, editors and producers to fill that time effectively. Thus, the crap you get now.

Just curious: Why were you sick of the Occupy stories? This is not a set up question.
 
2013-08-03 09:53:21 PM

TOSViolation: Runs_With_Scissors_: I'll just leave this here:

Come visit Oak Land!

The crown jewel of the East Bay!

That video is misleading.  I've actually been to Oakland, and it is not the nice place that video would have you believe.


OK. I laughed out loud.
 
2013-08-03 09:54:57 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: 100 Watt Walrus: I doubt they were "government folks," but they're almost certainly not local, and definitely not interested in the purpose of the protests.

They were just interested in breaking some shiat that wasn't theirs and they didn't have to look at later. Farkers.


Yup. And it's unfortunate that Oakland has become a protesting mecca, because the city can ill afford when marches become riots at the hands of farktards who have no interest in free speech, but rather just want either chaos or free stuff from broken store windows. I'd love to see the protest organizers work on ways to police themselves and squelch the bad actors. Of course, I'd also love the see the police act more forcefully against the troublemakers in these crowds.
 
2013-08-03 09:57:05 PM

RussianPooper: Sitting in my loft in Oakland, so I'm getting a kick...

It's easy to know the bad areas. Stay out of them. San Francisco has bad areas, but they like to act as though they don't. Anyone care for a stroll in Hunter's Point?


Last time I was visiting SF I think I saw more emergency vehicles in a week than I saw in the 5 years that I lived there. I also saw a guy get dropped to the pavement and kicked repeatedly right across the street from me in full view of a crowd of people in the Mission. Cops drove by a couple minutes later and didn't even slow down.
 
2013-08-03 10:03:22 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: TOSViolation: Runs_With_Scissors_: I'll just leave this here:

Come visit Oak Land!

The crown jewel of the East Bay!

That video is misleading.  I've actually been to Oakland, and it is not the nice place that video would have you believe.

OK. I laughed out loud.


True, the jay walkers move much slower than that.
 
2013-08-03 10:04:02 PM

TOSViolation: 100 Watt Walrus: Bit'O'Gristle: Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.

/sighs, another example of hiding the race of the suspects. They seem to have no problem saying "white males, hispanic males, " but if they were black, they wont give a suspect description at all. Don't hate, you have seen it just as much as i have.

Why are people like you so obsessed with race? There wasn't  any description of the suspects  at all. If TFA  describedthe suspects and left out race, you'd have a point. But what you have here is nothing but a red flag that you're obsessed with race.

That's the point.  You know they were black because the story gave no description at all.  Had they been any other race, there would have been a full description down to clothing, facial hair, and birth marks.


I have stopped laughing, and have farkied you: bigot

Why don't you go ahead and find on the Oakland PD web site any information about this crime. Please, proceed, Governor. Please tell me where one can find the information as to what race the robbers were.

Unless you have ever tried to prize information out of the black hole that is the Oakland Police Department, kindly go take a seat in the corner. The adults are talking.
 
2013-08-03 10:07:07 PM
Pictures or it didn't happen....
 
2013-08-03 10:08:03 PM

100 Watt Walrus: Runs_With_Scissors_: 100 Watt Walrus: I doubt they were "government folks," but they're almost certainly not local, and definitely not interested in the purpose of the protests.

They were just interested in breaking some shiat that wasn't theirs and they didn't have to look at later. Farkers.

Yup. And it's unfortunate that Oakland has become a protesting mecca, because the city can ill afford when marches become riots at the hands of farktards who have no interest in free speech, but rather just want either chaos or free stuff from broken store windows. I'd love to see the protest organizers work on ways to police themselves and squelch the bad actors. Of course, I'd also love the see the police act more forcefully against the troublemakers in these crowds.


THIS

The problem is the peaceful people tend to think they can reason with the anarchists. Those in charge need to work closely with police to isolate and arrest those who have come with the intention of destruction. That way the police don't lump everyone into one group. That, and the police need to be a ton less aggressive with peaceful protesters. But, that's another story...
 
2013-08-03 10:12:22 PM

KenShabby: Runs_With_Scissors_: TOSViolation: Runs_With_Scissors_: I'll just leave this here:

Come visit Oak Land!

The crown jewel of the East Bay!

That video is misleading.  I've actually been to Oakland, and it is not the nice place that video would have you believe.

OK. I laughed out loud.

True, the jay walkers move much slower than that.


CBS: The only time I've had trouble with the Oakland PD was about a year after I moved here - I was literally pulled over for jaywalking. I was crossing a street downtown on my way to BART, I crossed in the middle of the block, and a motorcycle cop who had just turned onto the street gave a quick blast of his lights and siren to get my attention, then pointed to the curb. I mimed like I was driving, hands "on the wheel" and "pulled over" and stepped up onto the curb. When he rode up to me, I asked how fast I was going. As luck would have it, he had a sense of humor about that. And as luck would have it, I still had my old Colorado address on the backpack I was wearing, so I convinced him I was from out of town and didn't know any better. "We do that all the time where I come from, hu-yuck."

The whole time I was thinking, "This is Oakland, man. Surely there's something more important you could be doing with your time."
 
2013-08-03 10:21:03 PM

fusillade762: OgreMagi: Not all of oakland sucks.  There are actually some high end neighborhoods in that city.  However, if you don't know the city you can easily end up "on the wrong side of town", which is the majority of that shiat-hole city.

Yeah, I have friends that live near Lake Merritt and it's actually quite nice. Last time I was visiting them I felt safer there than I did wandering in SF.


I had a girlfriend that lived not too far from Lake Merritt.  I was always worried that I'd come out of her place one morning to find my car stripped.  It wasn't so much her neighborhood as it was her proximity to bad neighborhoods and crime spillover from there.
 
2013-08-03 10:21:51 PM
This, of course, is all the fault of the news crew. They had no business stalking these innocent Oaklanders.

If they had stayed in their truck, none of this would have happened.
 
2013-08-03 10:23:52 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: theflatline: Runs_With_Scissors_: rhiannon: Runs_With_Scissors_: The Occupy stuff was the icing on the cake.

Oh I've meaning to ask, what happened to those folks anyway? Did they get jobs or something? I don't hear about them anymore.

I have no idea. I left the San Francisco a year ago.

I will tell you this, and it is the absolute truth:  I was instructed not to do Occupy stories, that it was giving them attention. I also worked with a 27 year-old assignment editor who found protests 'boring', regardless the cause. She also continually confused the Viet Nam and Korean wars.

Stories.... Do I have stories.

I worked for a company out of San Francisco and I had to fly out and live there for a week out of every month.

It is the least liberal place I have ever been to, all the equality talk was lip service.  The people who were really cool were native Californians, not the people who moved there from a fly over state to reinvent themselves.

I dated a vietnamese girl from Oakland and I really never had any problem there.  It can be a little hairy, but then again I lived in Colombia during Escobar times.  She said I did not have to worry about being in Oakland because you could hear the "soul" in my voice.

However, in San Francisco proper I was insulted by white folk because of my southern accent and when I spoke spanish I was told "you are pretty white looking for a mexican".

Dude, you should spend a week in Cincinnati. Or Kansas City. I could go on.

One of the big problems with SF right now is social stratification. All the low income people are being forced out of the city, or in to marginalized areas with no infrastructure, decent schools, jobs or even supermarkets

/it sucks you were treated so poorly there


Activists when convenient.  They put a bumper sticker on their car (or bicycle) proclaiming their support for the Dali Lama.  They don't actually donate money or time to any cause, because they have the damn bumper sticker.  That's good enough.

I donate to a couple of charities.  I do not have a single bumper sticker on my car.
 
2013-08-03 10:24:24 PM

100 Watt Walrus: The whole time I was thinking, "This is Oakland, man. Surely there's something more important you could be doing with your time."



Jaywalkers and pot smokers pose little threat to cops.


/Safety first!
 
2013-08-03 10:24:58 PM
Wow! Oakland sounds great! I'm really glad my city (Seattle) is pushing to integrate Section 8 housing into legitimate neighborhoods. I sure hope a whole big group of Attractive and Successful people in their 5th generation of poverty stricken, uneducated, single mother households move onto my block.

Don't you guys know? Fearing for the safety of your loved ones is part of equality.
 
2013-08-03 10:25:20 PM

Amos Quito: This, of course, is all the fault of the news crew. They had no business stalking these innocent Oaklanders.

If they had stayed in their truck, none of this would have happened.


Or if they had just done a piece on Uptown...
 
2013-08-03 10:28:57 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: 100 Watt Walrus: Runs_With_Scissors_: 100 Watt Walrus: I doubt they were "government folks," but they're almost certainly not local, and definitely not interested in the purpose of the protests.

They were just interested in breaking some shiat that wasn't theirs and they didn't have to look at later. Farkers.

Yup. And it's unfortunate that Oakland has become a protesting mecca, because the city can ill afford when marches become riots at the hands of farktards who have no interest in free speech, but rather just want either chaos or free stuff from broken store windows. I'd love to see the protest organizers work on ways to police themselves and squelch the bad actors. Of course, I'd also love the see the police act more forcefully against the troublemakers in these crowds.

THIS

The problem is the peaceful people tend to think they can reason with the anarchists. Those in charge need to work closely with police to isolate and arrest those who have come with the intention of destruction. That way the police don't lump everyone into one group. That, and the police need to be a ton less aggressive with peaceful protesters. But, that's another story...


The anarchists are assholes who need to be dealt with the moment they show up for any event.  With repeated pepper spraying and tasering.  Don't call the police for that.  Do it yourself and you'll send a message that self-entitled, immature douche-nuggests (usually with trust funds) won't be tolerated.
 
2013-08-03 10:30:32 PM
I just hope the news crew was robbed by the same people the news crew falsely portrayed as sympathetic in some prior far-left slanted hit piece.  Karma is a biatch.
 
2013-08-03 10:34:19 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: 100 Watt Walrus: Runs_With_Scissors_: 100 Watt Walrus: I doubt they were "government folks," but they're almost certainly not local, and definitely not interested in the purpose of the protests.

They were just interested in breaking some shiat that wasn't theirs and they didn't have to look at later. Farkers.

Yup. And it's unfortunate that Oakland has become a protesting mecca, because the city can ill afford when marches become riots at the hands of farktards who have no interest in free speech, but rather just want either chaos or free stuff from broken store windows. I'd love to see the protest organizers work on ways to police themselves and squelch the bad actors. Of course, I'd also love the see the police act more forcefully against the troublemakers in these crowds.

THIS

The problem is the peaceful people tend to think they can reason with the anarchists. Those in charge need to work closely with police to isolate and arrest those who have come with the intention of destruction. That way the police don't lump everyone into one group. That, and the police need to be a ton less aggressive with peaceful protesters. But, that's another story...


What's really frustrating is that they had the beginnings of this a few years ago with (I think it was) the protests after the Oscar Grant verdict. When bad actors started smashing windows at the Whole Foods, the  crowd stopped them, surrounded them, and essentially held them until police arrived.

That hasn't happened since, and I wish it would.
 
2013-08-03 10:35:44 PM

Magnanimous_J: Wow! Oakland sounds great! I'm really glad my city (Seattle) is pushing to integrate Section 8 housing into legitimate neighborhoods. I sure hope a whole big group of Attractive and Successful people in their 5th generation of poverty stricken, uneducated, single mother households move onto my block.

Don't you guys know? Fearing for the safety of your loved ones is part of equality.


You clealy know less than nothing about Oakland or Section 8.
 
2013-08-03 10:37:34 PM

SlothB77: I just hope the news crew was robbed by the same people the news crew falsely portrayed as sympathetic in some prior far-left slanted hit piece.  Karma is a biatch.


What's the weather like in your fantasy land?
 
2013-08-03 10:38:57 PM

100 Watt Walrus: Magnanimous_J: Wow! Oakland sounds great! I'm really glad my city (Seattle) is pushing to integrate Section 8 housing into legitimate neighborhoods. I sure hope a whole big group of Attractive and Successful people in their 5th generation of poverty stricken, uneducated, single mother households move onto my block.

Don't you guys know? Fearing for the safety of your loved ones is part of equality.

You clealy know less than nothing about Oakland or Section 8.


I don't know much about Oakland. But I do know that in a Seattle neighborhood they built these nice looking condos that are Section 8 across from a nice family park and some 2 bit gang has set up shop there and beats white people into unconsciousness for fun when they aren't paying enough attention.
 
2013-08-03 10:39:33 PM

theflatline: I actually have met many people from both places, who say they are from new york, and they miss the city, and then you find out where they are really from. We get tons of transplants here in Florida who think it gives them more street cred if they say they are from New York, but never mention what part, like we assume the city...

I am from New Orleans proper. But people from Kenner, Metairie, the north shore, etc will just say New Orleans.


The reason why is because if someone says "I'm from Orange, NJ", the response is "where's that?"

But if you say, I live right outside New York, blamo... people know where that's at.
 
2013-08-03 10:44:50 PM

Magnanimous_J: 100 Watt Walrus: Magnanimous_J: Wow! Oakland sounds great! I'm really glad my city (Seattle) is pushing to integrate Section 8 housing into legitimate neighborhoods. I sure hope a whole big group of Attractive and Successful people in their 5th generation of poverty stricken, uneducated, single mother households move onto my block.

Don't you guys know? Fearing for the safety of your loved ones is part of equality.

You clealy know less than nothing about Oakland or Section 8.

I don't know much about Oakland. But I do know that in a Seattle neighborhood they built these nice looking condos that are Section 8 across from a nice family park and some 2 bit gang has set up shop there and beats white people into unconsciousness for fun when they aren't paying enough attention.


Seeing how absurdly you exaggerated in your previous post, you'll have to back this up with citations before I'll believe any of it. Not saying you're lying. Just saying you're obviously prone to hyperbole.
 
2013-08-03 10:56:07 PM

Bob Falfa: This is what people from NJ say because they're embarrassed to admit they live in New Jersey. Same way people who live in Oakland say "I live in the San Francisco Bay area"


Never heard that before, people from Oakland tend to represent their city, I highly doubt they give a shiat about Frisco.
 
2013-08-03 11:04:20 PM

RussianPooper: Sitting in my loft in Oakland, so I'm getting a kick...


It's easy to know the bad areas. Stay out of them. San Francisco has bad areas, but they like to act as though they don't. Anyone care for a stroll in Hunter's Point?


They can't even acknowledge their homeless problem, weird kind of denial up there. I was told that the yuppies up there actually think San Jose is "ghetto", so they don't have a grip on reality.
 
2013-08-03 11:08:52 PM

Oldiron_79: Oakland, when Detroit just doesnt suck bad enough for you.


Detroit should make a video like this about Oakland. Detroit: We're not Oakland!
 
2013-08-03 11:09:41 PM
Two things I will say about this particular string of crimes itself:

1) I'd be willing to bet there was debate at the news stations the area about whether or not to use armed (more expensive) or unarmed security when they go to Oakland to do location reporting. And I'll be the people who argued for armed guards are feeling pretty damn smug right now, and have been giving the penny-pinchers a piece of their mind.

2) Maybe there's a silver lining. Maybe this will lead to fewer pointless reports "live from a place where something happened hours or days ago because we have these satellite vans and we have to do something with them."

/hates local news tropes
//man-on-the-street interviews are the biggest, most useless waste of time in the history of broadcast news
 
2013-08-03 11:10:35 PM

muck4doo: Bob Falfa: City Motto:
Oakland: At least we're not Newark Hayward.

Fixed


No, no, you're both right. Also, Fremont, Union City, Castro Valley, San Leandro and Richmond.
 
2013-08-03 11:17:13 PM

mod3072: Detroit: We're not Oakland!


I'd much rather live in Oakland, at least the weather is nice.

/Oakland isn't as bad as its reputation.
 
2013-08-03 11:18:26 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: Just curious: Why were you sick of the Occupy stories? This is not a set up question.


Well I know where I work (I'm not a producer or anything but yeah) there's been stories where producers were told "That's enough of that, don't cover this anymore." Probably because we have a certain demographic, and that kind of story doesn't fit the demographic we were trying to reach.
It's not that there's anything personal against Occupy just that people are sick of it.
 
2013-08-03 11:24:37 PM

KimNorth: 100 Watt Walrus: Bit'O'Gristle: Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.

/sighs, another example of hiding the race of the suspects. They seem to have no problem saying "white males, hispanic males, " but if they were black, they wont give a suspect description at all. Don't hate, you have seen it just as much as i have.

Why are people like you so obsessed with race? There wasn't  any description of the suspects  at all. If TFA  describedthe suspects and left out race, you'd have a point. But what you have here is nothing but a red flag that you're obsessed with race.

I think that was his point...the media and other-is obsessed with race until it's "that one". It is a bit weird.


Well, they don't want to get mugged again.
 
2013-08-03 11:27:13 PM

TheJoe03: RussianPooper: Sitting in my loft in Oakland, so I'm getting a kick...


It's easy to know the bad areas. Stay out of them. San Francisco has bad areas, but they like to act as though they don't. Anyone care for a stroll in Hunter's Point?

They can't even acknowledge their homeless problem, weird kind of denial up there. I was told that the yuppies up there actually think San Jose is "ghetto", so they don't have a grip on reality.


I must say that having moved here from the Detroit area, it's really weird to hear the difference between the use of the word "ghetto".

Ghetto in Detroit means this:  http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/09/20/google-maps-catches-teens-with - gun/

Meanwhile, I've had friends tell me in all seriousness (while living in Mountain View) that Sunnyvale is really ghetto because there are "lots of Mexicans".
 
2013-08-03 11:30:01 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: TOSViolation: 100 Watt Walrus: Bit'O'Gristle: Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.

/sighs, another example of hiding the race of the suspects. They seem to have no problem saying "white males, hispanic males, " but if they were black, they wont give a suspect description at all. Don't hate, you have seen it just as much as i have.

Why are people like you so obsessed with race? There wasn't  any description of the suspects  at all. If TFA  describedthe suspects and left out race, you'd have a point. But what you have here is nothing but a red flag that you're obsessed with race.

That's the point.  You know they were black because the story gave no description at all.  Had they been any other race, there would have been a full description down to clothing, facial hair, and birth marks.

I have stopped laughing, and have farkied you: bigot

Why don't you go ahead and find on the Oakland PD web site any information about this crime. Please, proceed, Governor. Please tell me where one can find the information as to what race the robbers were.

Unless you have ever tried to prize information out of the black hole that is the Oakland Police Department, kindly go take a seat in the corner. The adults are talking.


I fancy myself pretty good at this, and yet here's the best I can give you:

Slightly more detailed article, complete with pictures of robbed camera people: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/KGO-TV-crew-robbed-in-Oakland-4 7 04823.php

NY times articles about the rash of Oakland news crew robberies over the past few months: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/business/media/photojournalists-in- o akland-face-epidemic-of-camera-robberies.html?pagewanted=all

The latter article even had this gem: ""We're not going to go door to door anymore," said a television reporter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because his station would not authorize him to speak publicly."

So if the guy speaks publicly, he loses his job. So in several robberies over the past few months, either no one saw the perps (unlikely, since they were grabbing things right off their laps and necks in some cases), or what I consider far more likely, they're not being allowed to say because it's "not PC."

Farky me any color you want, but when magically no race appears even when they should be posting witness sketches and printing descriptions, the perp is almost always black.

News organizations admit to it, too: http://www.examiner.com/article/should-race-play-a-role-how-the-media - reports-crime
 
2013-08-03 11:33:07 PM

meyerkev: I must say that having moved here from the Detroit area, it's really weird to hear the difference between the use of the word "ghetto".

Ghetto in Detroit means this:  http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/09/20/google-maps-catches-teens-with - gun/

Meanwhile, I've had friends tell me in all seriousness (while living in Mountain View) that Sunnyvale is really ghetto because there are "lots of Mexicans".


It's not that "ghetto" means something different in the Bay Area than it means in Detroit. It's that you're encountering more people who don't have the slightest clue what "ghetto" actually means.

It's a good way to gauge their connection with the real world. Anyone who think's Sunnyvale is remotely "ghetto" is someone whose opinions on urban problems can be justifiably dismissed.
 
2013-08-03 11:37:34 PM

Vector R: I fancy myself pretty good at this, and yet here's the best I can give you:

Slightly more detailed article, complete with pictures of robbed camera people: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/KGO-TV-crew-robbed-in-Oakland-4 7 04823.php

NY times articles about the rash of Oakland news crew robberies over the past few months: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/business/media/photojournalists-in- o akland-face-epidemic-of-camera-robberies.html?pagewanted=all

The latter article even had this gem: ""We're not going to go door to door anymore," said a television reporter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because his station would not authorize him to speak publicly."

So if the guy speaks publicly, he loses his job. So in several robberies over the past few months, either no one saw the perps (unlikely, since they were grabbing things right off their laps and necks in some cases), or what I consider far more likely, they're not being allowed to say because it's "not PC."

Farky me any color you want, but when magically no race appears even when they should be posting witness sketches and printing descriptions, the perp is almost always black.

Or maybe...just maybe...the station prefers to make an official statement about the crime at hand, rather than having every camera man and reporter making their own statements to other press.

You deserve to be farkied as an astounding nitwit for assuming "his station would not authorize him to speak publicly" translates as "his station doesn't want him saying the perps were black."

 
2013-08-03 11:38:38 PM
HTML fail. I'll restate here for the sake of clarifying which part of my reply above was mine:

Or maybe...just maybe...the station prefers to make an official statement about the crime at hand, rather than having every camera man and reporter making their own statements to other press.

You deserve to be farkied as an astounding nitwit for assuming "his station would not authorize him to speak publicly" translates as "his station doesn't want him saying the perps were black."
 
2013-08-03 11:39:07 PM
35 years ago this could have been obama
 
2013-08-03 11:42:23 PM

numbone: B. E. T. now has a news crew.


snort
 
2013-08-03 11:44:23 PM

Penman: Runs_With_Scissors_: Just curious: Why were you sick of the Occupy stories? This is not a set up question.

Well I know where I work (I'm not a producer or anything but yeah) there's been stories where producers were told "That's enough of that, don't cover this anymore." Probably because we have a certain demographic, and that kind of story doesn't fit the demographic we were trying to reach.
It's not that there's anything personal against Occupy just that people are sick of it.


I'm specifically referring to the beginning of Occupy. The very beginning. There wasn't time for story fatigue to set in. Thousands of people were walking the streets in both Oakland and San Francisco and I had orders from upper management to kill the story.
 
2013-08-03 11:44:35 PM
Also...

Vector R: ...complete with pictures of robbed camera people...


Wrong. The caption clearly states the image is a FILE PHOTO of a film crew from a DIFFERENT STATION. And, BTW, the reporter shown in that photo has not been reported as being involved in any of these incidents.
 
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