Monday, March 30, 2009

Schmuck Alert: Like a Rock

WCCO Frame GrabA camera was grabbed, so this technically qualifies as a Schmuck Alert, but I can't feel but so good about the lens-centered fisticuffs captured recently. A news crew had just arrived outside a Chevrolet dealership in Wayland, Michigan when they caught sight of some freshly fired employees knocking each other to the ground. It may be an unfortunate sign of the times, but whenever anybody is body-slammed on camera, an assignment editor get their wings. Thus, the intrepid news crew dug in on the perimeter and no doubt wondered if they'd be the next citizens tasting the sidewalk. They weren't, but the bruiser in the pink hat did come out and berate them while his buddy stuck his hands in the lens. People, people! How many times have we discussed this? In America members of the media CAN set up on public property and point their cameras just about anywhere. It may be a bit unsavory at times, but that whole 'freedom the press' thing really comes in handy when demonstrating democracy. No doubt there will be other businesses going under in this apocalyptic economy and sure as shootin' a news crew will scurry on over to get it all on tape. Wanna stay off the tee-vee when that happens? Don't shove your coworker into a trashcan in front of God or a photog! We tend to record those things and share them with the tri-county region. Now how's THAT going to look on your resumé? Schmucks...

3 comments:

liveapartmentfire.com said...

I'm 100% sympathetic with the reporter and photog. However, fair's fair. Just as they have a right to shoot pictures from public property, the other guy, as he explains, has a right to put his hand / body wherever he wants on public property.

He crosses the line when touching the equipment or crew-- as this guy did. But while photogs have a right to shoot from public property, they have no right to an unobstructed view.

Roe said...

CYBER TERRORIST! Leave my family alone, hacking a Mom and Disabled Vet that writes non-profs for Disabled Vets.
Please don't quit your day job, your writing is "Scrobble"
You jack into my gmail so you have no problem, TERRORIST

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