Friday, July 14, 2006

It's Called The First Amendment, Bitch! Day 22

It's day 22 of Mayor Rocky Anderson's blacklisting of The Deseret News in response to some hard questions put to him by reporter Kersten Swinyard. Mayor Anderson is not alone in his penchant for punishing journalist Read about how China has blacklisted journalists using the excuse of "poor quality work" which is the exact same excuse Mayor Rocky Anderson uses.

11 Comments:

Blogger The Deseret Spectacle said...

umm.. Rocky's not talking to the Deseret News, supplying them press releases, etc?... and that's the same as China incarcerating journalists and/or ordering the media not to publish their work?

That being said, he's being a baby and doing exactly what the Bush administration does (except on a much smaller, more pathetic scale)

7/15/2006 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Natalie said...

I must say that as a DesNews reader, I have enjoyed the silence.

7/16/2006 03:33:00 PM  
Blogger SJ said...

Natalie...you like not knowing what your/slc's mayor is up to?

What good is the press unless they are able to hold their government responsible to the people they are supposed to be serving?

7/16/2006 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose you think ending all of your comments with questions is witty and does the job in prodding the other bloggers. I don't only want to know what Rocky is up to, I want to know what youre up to.

7/17/2006 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"i don't only want to know what Rocky is up to, I want to know what youre up to."

what the hell does that mean?

7/18/2006 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sj, if Rocky doesn't talk to the desnews, does that suddenly result in a rocky-anderson-news blackout? since when did they need his help to go after him?

7/18/2006 02:12:00 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

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7/18/2006 11:19:00 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

That is a good point, they shouldn't need his comment to go after him, but Natalie said she was enjoying the silence from the DNews, not Rocky. DNews shouldn't be silent about what the mayor of SLC is doing. And, well, they haven't.

7/18/2006 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger fity-dolla-bill said...

What the hell does anything mean any more. When I was a kid you could go to a show and a get a soda for a dime, bitches. I think Rocky is a disgrace and him black balling reporters is evidence enough that he isnt fit to be a part of the checks and balances that SJ's job as a "radio broadcaster" provides. He doesnt deserve anymore press coverage.

7/18/2006 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous natalie said...

Sarah Jane - please do not imply anything other than what I said. If it needs to be interpreted, and someone asks nicely, I can take care of that on my own. I said that as a DesNews reader, I was enjoying the silence. I have not noticed the DesNews covering SL politics and government any less than before the blacklist, nor have I noticed their coverage to be lacking anything except Rocky's rhetoric, which I can do without. So, I am enjoying the silence.

7/18/2006 02:58:00 PM  
Blogger The Deseret Spectacle said...

Ah yes, the good old days when you could get a soda and go to the movies for a dime, and kids addressed their elders as "bitches."

7/20/2006 11:40:00 AM  

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