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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * IT’S NOT FAKE NEWS – IT’S NO NEWS!

    Posted on July 14th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    YOU PAY HAMBRIGHT!

         Crime sells. Everyone knows it! It’s important, it affects people’s lives, it’s intriguing and the justice system is at the core of our democracy. And yet, LNP does not have a reporter in the courthouse.
         They rely on and barely rewrite the DA press releases by former LNP court reporter Brett Hambright. As a commenter to this site said when Hambright went to the DA’s office – LNP used to pay him but now the public pays him to write for LNP! It’s true!
         His coverage is blatantly slanted (of course) and he rarely mentions the defense or the defense attorney’s involved. It is unconscionable (and stupid readership wise) that LNP relies on Hambright for all of their court reporting. But if they use Hambright – they must cite him as their source and not pretend they were present for the proceeding.
         Coming tomorrow a look at the two very recent cases that are in this post.

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    PRETEND NEWS!

    The DA’s press release by Brett Hambright (click here and click here for the LNP rewrite).
        
         In the past, I have criticized LNP for stating “according to the District Attorney’s Office” six times in an eight sentence story. Now, LNP is pretending they were at his preliminary hearing and they do not mention the press release that is the sole source for their entire story. It is inexcusable and probably why there is no specific byline.
         You better clean up your act, editor Tom Murse, or you will be a jobless middle-aged man that no legitimate news organization will touch. There will be more later on why this is absolutely unconscionable!
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    FAKE NEWS!

    From today’s print edition of LNP.
     
         On a very serious note – look at the unbelievable spin they have put on this horrific story. Oh, Junior Gonzalez, you thought you were working for a real newspaper? Think again…
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    WHERE’S THE PLANE?

          

         Um, LNP Managing Editor Tom Murse – there was no plane! They looked and looked and looked and could not find a plane! Don’t you think it’s time to take this down as your lead story and move on to some real news? Ridiculous!

     

    4 responses to “AFTERNOON UPDATE * IT’S NOT FAKE NEWS – IT’S NO NEWS!”

    1. OnTheBeachByNoon

      Well, there are five words for that: JAYSON BLAIR … NEW YORK TIMES

    2. Stedman selectively proseutes / issues “hit piece” press releases based on political party affiliation or race. Stedman, Totaro, Trump & Putin all from the same mold. No wonder Trump says of Putin “we’re fine.” Stedman likely agrees.

    3. Yes, you can hide behind prosecutorial discretion, that’s probably what Putin says when he imprisons or executes a journalist or political enemy. Kumbaya connrades.

    4. All this police brouhaha made me remember I have video of Manor Township Officer Matt Wolf carting items out of my house and knocking the cell phone out of my hand as I was taping. It happened about ten yrs ago and I never thought to post it. But I will now, and send you the link. He’s so special he’s been promoted to “detective” since then.