Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Fest Organizer Assaults, Threatens to Censor Local Newsman

KidFrank.com                   "Jared Goodell is a Keene native and local independent journalist. Yesterday he was the host for EIGHT hours during Pumpkin Fest 2014 on Cheshire TV, the local public access channel. Jared also put thousands of dollars of his own money into producing the all-day event coverage. For this amazing effort to cover the yearly festival (it would not have been covered on CTV without him), he is rewarded with an evening visit by Pumpkin Fest organizer Ruth Sterling who behaves in a ridiculous manner. Sterling attempts to grab his microphone multiple times, as well as block the camera’s view of Jared, accuses him of frightening the guests of the festival and demands he stop talking about the riots happening just a few blocks away in the college neighborhood. Since Jared is a newsman at heart, he feels obligated to report on what is happening in-town, and tangentially related to Pumpkin Fest. He defends his right to be the media and she responds by telling him she’ll “pull the plug” (which she has no control over) and that he should behave because she gave him the physical location for the CTV remote studio. As though she somehow was doing him a favor – he’s the one who spent over $5,000 of his own money to make the coverage of her event happen! At one point in the beginning of the video, Sterling accuses Jared of being a “Free Stater”, this is the new pejorative to describe anyone who stands up for their rights. It’s not Jared’s first time causing controversy for reporting the news. Earlier this year he stirred it up for reporting from the scene of this Summer's suicide and on the resignation of a despised school principal. Jared is not afraid to break the official city narrative of Keene being a perfect, blemish-free New England town, and is willing to take the heat. Keep up the good work, Jared – we’re all Free Staters now!" *All text from Free Keene via Youtube.com

"Smashing Pumpkins", Why Did the Disillusioned White Youth Riot? (TWEETS, VIDEOS)

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Mom and dad must be proud

*Tweet courtesy of @jamiekilstein via Twitter

*Photo courtesy of @vickypaps_ via Twitter

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Boston Reporter Joe Bergantino Currently Being Detained in Russia

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From WCVB.com

  "Veteran Boston journalist Joe Bergantino is being detailed against his will in St. Petersburg, Russia, by government authorities. Reached by NewsCenter 5 in Russia, Bergantino said "it's outrageous that this is happening." Bergantino, the executive director of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, is a former reporter for ABC News and WBZ-TV. Bergantino, a Brookline resident, was teaching a class along with another American journalist to 14 Russian reporters when immigration agents demanded to see their passports and visa"..to continue reading on WCVB.com click here


*Photo courtesy of BU.edu

**All quoted text WCVB.com