I was ready for a good Friday story and thanks to a reader, I’ve got a good one featuring none other than Jefferson Parish’s very transparent John Young:
More than a month after prosecutors dropped charges that he stole copper from a Jefferson Parish construction site, Russell Hartline was finally being released from jail Thursday when he was startled to see his mugshot on TV news reports.
Parish President John Young had held a news conference touting the arrests of Hartline and four others accused of stealing from the parish as examples of his administration’s crackdown on illegal and unethical activity.
But the theft charges from Hartline’s Oct. 21 arrest were dropped Dec. 9, though he remained in jail until Thursday because of a paperwork error.
“It was like adding insult to injury,” Hartline said Friday. “Just as I was finally getting out of jail on charges that were dropped a month and a half ago, I saw my face plastered all over the TV news.”
Young’s office had not responded late Friday afternoon to an e-mailed question about why Hartline’s case was highlighted after the charges had been dropped.
Young’s “crackdown” cracked up! But that’s what happens when you try to steal thunder. Meanwhile Mr. Hartline is not amused: Continue reading “Watch it or John Young will steal your thunder – “add insult to injury”!”
What can I say, we’re in!
The media obsession with Palin began naturally and innocently enough, when the Alaska governor emerged as an electrifying presence on the Republican presidential ticket more than two years ago. But then something unhealthy happened: Though Palin was no longer a candidate, or even a public official, we in the press discovered that the mere mention of her name could vault our stories onto the most-viewed list. Palin, feeding this co-dependency and indulging the news business’s endless desire for conflict, tweeted provocative nuggets that would help us keep her in the public eye – so much so that this former vice presidential candidate gets far more coverage than the actual vice president.
We need help. Continue reading “About this piece of Wasilla trailer trash, who shall remain nameless…..”
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Fat City??? Grande Grande GRANDE, nudge, nudge, wink, wink! Even Lil’ piece was on the guest list.
Walt lends context to the emails over at Click Jefferson in a must read post.
My Gabby cousin tells me the earlier email inboxes have a treasure trove of goodies too!
Along with various and sundry other goodies from Tim Whitmer’s November 2009 email inbox. This installment checks in with over 60 pages and includes Slabbed luminaries such as Chereen Gegenheimer and State Senator Danny Martiny.