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Great Flood Weather Exploitation on Steroids

March 21st, 2008 by jake · 7 Comments

In the ongoing race to see who can most exploit the weather for dollars as often as possible, it looks like the Courier-Journal has gotten the one-up on WHAS11 news.

How? Well, by exploiting the reporter being exploited by the television station that is exploiting the weather. The Great, Giant, Scary, Awful Flood of Late March 2008[TM] is documented here by a photographer for the C-J as Gene Kang braves the treacherous, inches-deep water:


See that? You know the competition is fierce when network news puts their new reporter knee-deep in some sewer water in southern Indiana. (We hope those weren’t Ferragamo, Gene!) And then the C-J has to go and photograph the whole mess so they can push the same super-important and newsworthy issue.More urgent and important weather news – along with our photos – after the jump…[-Click here-]

Tags: Courier-Journal · Journalism · Weather

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John // Mar 21, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    “network news” – Who the hell writes the stuff on this blog. Get your crap together. Lots of incorrect information on this website.

  • 2 jake // Mar 21, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks, tool.

    FYI, I hope you’re spammed to death after I post your IP address:

    Author : John (IP: 68.18.108.202 , adsl-18-108-202.sdf.bellsouth.net)
    E-mail : bubb312@yahoo.com

  • 3 Steve Magruder (I, not D or R) // Mar 21, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Jake, John may be incorrect, but your response seems to go somewhat over the edge in a way that could hurt the openness of discussion here. I hope you will remove it.

  • 4 jake // Mar 21, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Steve – “John” has spammed a total of about 60 nasty comments throughout TheVilleVoice.com over the past month.

    Finally got tired of moderating everything and decided to leave his nasty tripe public for a change. There are only so many warnings an individual should receive until action is taken.

  • 5 David Harpe // Mar 21, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Jake,

    Moderation comes with the territory. If you’re tired of it with this level of traffic and zero sponsors you are going to be screwed if this site ever gets really busy.

    It’s totally within your right to delete his posts and even block his IP address if you think it’s fair. But busting someone’s anonymity because you don’t like what they say is stepping over the line. It’s spiteful.

    As Steve says, it’s not going to encourage open discussion…and you should really rethink this approach.

  • 6 jake // Mar 21, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Harpe: It’s not a real email address, no anonymity busted. He’s used five or six different ones (some nasty) the past few days.

    Discussion is always open with guaranteed privacy. UNLESS you’re spamming upwards of now 70 comments across The ‘Ville Voice and Page One that are filled with absolute tripe, ignorance and hatred. Don’t do stupid shit and you won’t get outed. Common sense.

    Our goal isn’t to encourage open discussion of hatred or absolute ignorance.

    And zero sponsors? How do you think we pay the bills? Last month we had 707,914 unique visitors to The ‘Ville Voice alone. 4.220 million hits. Sorry. Already a little busy.

  • 7 jake // Mar 21, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Discussion on this post is now closed. Please visit the jump link if you wish to leave a comment about the original story itself.

    And no, you won’t just mysteriously get outed if you say something mean. That comes after multiple warnings and a boat load of nasty comments.

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