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Posts Tagged ‘Jim Romenesko’

KIRO Reporter Tweets Address of Woman Who Made Assault Claims Against NFL Player

27982351The news director of CBS affiliate KIRO has been forced to explain why the name, address, and phone number of a woman claiming she was assaulted by a star NFL football player were released in a reporter’s tweet. Jake Milstein posted a statement online that read in part, “we have taken the address down from Twitter. We understand the concerns it raised and appreciate the feedback.”

It started with the sensational story of a woman accusing Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch of assault. The story then took a turn when police in Bellevue, Washington announced the woman who made the charge was under investigation for filing a false report. Amy Clancy, a veteran KIRO reporter, and tweeted a photo of the police report, with the message “Wanna know WHO accused Marshawn Lynch of assault?” The photo attached to the tweet included the woman’s personal information.
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Capitol News Service, WTVJ Apologize For ‘Reprehensive Party of Florida’ Graphic

wtvj rephrensive party of floridaTwo Capitol News Service staffers have been fired after the wire service supplied WTVJ, the NBC owned station in Miami, with a political story that included a graphic that read “Reprehensive Party of Florida” instead of “Republican Party of Florida.”

The segment aired on the 6 p.m. newscast Thursday. In response to a letter from the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, who accused the station of “complete abdication of your station’s professional duty at best and slander at worst,” both Capitol News Service and WTVJ apologized for the incident. (Jim Romenesko has the full letter from the Florida GOP here.)

The Capitol News Service statement says the wire service “takes full responsibility” for the incident:

In a report in which we played a web ad by the Republican Party of Florida, our employees indicated it should have the on screen chyron “Reprehensive Party of Florida.”  We deeply regret this incident.  The people who made the error and reviewed it without catching it are no longer in our employ.

In a statement to Romenesko, WTVJ said they “sincerely regret the incident.” Read more

Philly.com Posts Naked Photo of John Bolaris’ Fiancée, Blames ‘production glitch’

Former Philadelphia meteorologist John Bolaris is making headlines again after his fiancée, former Playboy model Erica Smitheman, took control of his Twitter account Sunday.

Philadelphia Daily NewsDan Gross, who frequently reports on the more sordid details of Bolaris’ escapades, reached out to Smitheman for comment:

“I am tweeting, he is sleeping. I am drinkinking and can’t take the haters! Lol,” she replied, later saying it was Pinot Grigio she had been drinking. Smitheman, who posed nude in a few Playboy special-edition magazines more than a decade ago, did not post any nude images, although she did tweet a lingerie shot from Playboy and several new bikini pics. Read more

WDBJ Urges Viewers to Look Up Porn Online

For a story about a former porn star who is now volunteering as a local EMT, Roanoke CBS-affiliate WDBJ urged viewers to check out her adult films online.

“The Cave Spring Rescue Squad has been around for more than 60 years. In that time, it’s probably never had a volunteer like Harmony Rose,” WDBJ reporter Justin McLeod told viewers on Thursday. “She’s a former porn star.   Just Google her name and you’ll find hundreds of pornographic videos of hers.” Read more