Jul. 1st, 2011

purejuice: (KWRK)
Here's another question for you. Is it ethical for reporters to serve on the boards of any but professional journalism organizations?

Would this include, for example the Humane Society? PETA? Save the Children? Slow Food USA? Save Darfur?

The United Way? Red Crescent? The Newpaper Guild? Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility? MoveOn?

Isn't serving on the board of a professional journalism organization political advocacy?

Should a reporter give them money?

(This is not a trick question. I've been getting reality checks from reporter buds on the KWRK sitch. They agree that I have no use for community journalism without a political agenda is the signal for a reporter to bail out, basically. They all also volunteered that they either did not register to vote while working as reporters, or registered as independents. I forgot to ask if they served on boards or gave money to charities. Would you employ a reporter who gave money to the Red Cross? Doctors without Borders? Anything with "peace" or "justice" or "organizing" in its title?)

Whoa

Jul. 1st, 2011 11:27 am
purejuice: (Default)
Inconsistencies in the testimony of the hotel housekeeper who brought charges of rape against SK.

According to the two officials, the woman had a phone conversation with an incarcerated man within a day of her encounter with Mr. Strauss-Kahn in which she discussed the possible benefits of pursuing the charges against him. The conversation was recorded.

That man, the investigators learned, had been arrested on charges of possessing 400 pounds of marijuana. He is among a number of individuals who made multiple cash deposits, totaling around $100,000, into the woman’s bank account over the last two years. The deposits were made in Arizona, Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/02/nyregion/new-yorkers-and-french-await-latest-dominique-strauss-kahn-legal-turn.html?_r=1&ref=global-home

I guess it's not rape when the victim is a hustler.
purejuice: (loaf-haired pats)

Ich bin ein Canadian.




Princess Elizabeth visits Canada, 1951, wearing the Maple Leaf Brooch given to the Queen Mother by the people of Canada in 1939.


Queen Mum in what appears to be the MLB.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2010322/Kate-Middleton-Prince-Williams-royal-tour-Canada-Day-2011-red-hot.html


Meanwhile, in snatching the torch news, we find:

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