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Not all Metro employees are terrible, but once in a while you get one who takes the cake for behaving badly. We can thank WTOP reporter Mark Segraves for delivering a little justice on this front.
A Metro bus driver has been suspended following an altercation with Segraves in which she gave him the finger and told him to call her “Miss Metro.” He caught most of it on camera. And it’s hilarious. The woman, who instructs the reporter on her “best side” for filming purposes, deserves her own reality show after this — TLC or Oxygen Network are you listening? Bad Girls Club could use some freshening up.
“I don’t think it rises to the level of getting fired,” Segraves told FBDC. “Most people don’t react well when a camera is thrust in their face, so I’m willing to cut her some slack.”
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Quotes of the Day
Protesters pissed at Fox News: “Occupydc protestors upset @foxnews truck is parked illegally.” — WTOP’s Mark Segraves with the accompanying photograph.
Boybander down on J-School: “I feel like $30 million in angel investments in journalism startups would do much more good than $30 million in j-school donations.” — Slate business and economics correspondent Matt Ylgesias.
Words to live by…“Remember: you’re not fully clean unless you’re Zestfully clean.” — C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman.
AnonymASS reaction to Romney sweat poll
“With topics like this is it any wonder why people are turning away from the mainstream media for real news. Those who think this is news might welcome an investigation on Michelle Obama‘s menstrual cycles and it’s effect on how Obama decides things.” — AnonymASS commenter. The Q: What’s that under Romney’s armpits? Poll results: A shadow – 51.72 percent; Sweat mark – 48.28 percent.
News of the weird…“I have just been informed by the deputy that next week is both national marriage week and national cancer week. Coincidence?” — TWT‘s Anneke Green.
It happens all too often. Sometimes unintentional, sometimes not. Either way, a publication or TV network gets its paws all over your work as if it was their own and doesn’t credit you. In other words, theft.
In a letter to WTTG Fox 5′s V.P. and News Director Phil Metlin this morning with the subject line “Requesting a professional courtesy”, WTOP’s V.P. of News and Programming Jim Farley accused the network of running news reported by WTOP without attribution. The story was by WTOP’s Mark Segraves, who reported that D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty sought an endorsement from President Obama.
Asked how he knew for certain that Fox 5 had stolen the interview, Farley replied:
A) The Fox reporter admitted it when Mark Segraves called him and confronted him with stealing his story without credit.
B) Fenty aides confirmed to Mark the Mayor talked to no other reporter on the topic.
Read the letter from Farley to Metlin after the jump…
We’ve requested comment from Metlin. He did not immediately reply to our request. So far, Metlin has not replied to Farley, nor has there been bounce-back that shows Metlin is on vacation.
Yesterday at the Verizon Center, the Wizards took some time off to let the DC Council and Team Media go head-to-head. WTOP reports, “Amazingly, no one was hurt.”
Final Score: Media 35, DC Council 25. And besides pride, what was at stake? As a result of journo victory, the council now must declare a “Press Day” in DC.
The rules were simple- half court, one woman from each team on the floor at all times, seven-minute quarters and from Yeas & Nays, above all, no one from the mayor’s office.
Team Media was coached by WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi and the lineup included WTOP’s Mark Plotkin, Mark Segraves, WRC’s Tom Sherwood, Fox’s Wisdom Martin, City Paper’s Mike Debonis and Erik Wemple, Examiner’s Mike Neibauer and Jacque Bland, WaPo’s David Nakamura, Nikita Stewart and Bill Turque, Wash Business Journal’s Jonathan O’Connell and DCist’s Martin Austermuhle.
Wisdom proved to be not only the brains, but the star of the Team Media, scoring 20 of the win’s 35 points.
DC Council was coached by Marion Barry. He told WTOP had he been able to play, that would have made all the difference for the D.C. Council.
The game previewed the annual girls’ and boys’ city championship games and all proceeds benefited the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC).
Video after the jump.
Click here to read Mark Segraves hilarious account of how Channel 4′s Tom Sherwood spent his day.
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Yes, that’s DC TV and radio veteran Frank Herzog (right) in the new “National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets” movie. The current WTOP news anchor, who used to be the radio voice of the Redskins and a sports anchor at Channels 9 and 7, appears with star Nicolas Cage, who is talking to the president, played by Bruce Greenwood, at his birthday party at Mount Vernon. As they are looking at a map at George Washington’s home, Herzog walks up and says: “Happy Birthday, Mr. President,” and the president says: “Thanks, Frank.” Also, Herzog played a dance contest judge in 2006′s “Step Up,” which was filmed in Baltimore…..
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