Hey Chris – I’ll publish you anytime ;-)

Tight budget? Tightwad ownership?

Citing a tightening newsroom budget, WVUE dismisses commentator Chris Rose ~ Dave Walker

Or maybe it was because Rose left the Tom Benson’s reservation during the relentless media pump of the Super Bowl.

A January commentary wasn’t glowingly positive about the pending Super Bowl 2013 in New Orleans. The station is owned by an NFL owner, Tom Benson. Rose connects the dots:

The commentary was, “by my standards, lightweight – it was anything but a rant,” he said. “It was a cautionary tale about city spending prior to the Super Bowl, looking at the expensive palm trees downtown while people in Gentilly are still waiting to get their sidewalks rebuilt from Katrina.”

There is one media outlet where dissent is not only tolerated, but encouraged where sacred cows are not allowed.

First Val Bracy and now Chris Rose enter Tom Benson’s chop shop as the reasons for the lack of news coverage of Tom Benson’s buddies in Jefferson Parish comes into much sharper focus.

In lockstep with a Zombie: What he said…

Remember my post on the turmoil on Louisiana Supreme Court? Slabbed broke this story.

See Slabbed mentioned in this TP report on same?

Second time is a week we were not properly given attribution on a story broke here.

Evidently Lee Zurik and the TP are taking victory laps on the Ray Ray thing without mentioning the guy that really broke the Ray Ray thing wide open, Jason over at AZ.

None of this is new folks but Jason at AZ wrote a post on this subject that is very good. Both AZ and Slabbed belong to the Creative Commons and using our work without attribution is a no no.

I’ll add my patience on this issue is limited.

sop

BREAKING: Louisiana Ethics Board files charges against Fred Heebe, Dominick Fazzio and a host of Heebe companies

Last Friday the Louisiana Board of Ethics filed formal ethics charges against Fred Heebe, Dominick Fazzio and a host of companies under their control.  The basis of the allegations can be found on this post beginning with this comment on Slabbed circa February 2011 and the subsequent comments by former Slabbed commenter Telemachus and the indefatigable Whitmergate

Telemachus is a former Slabbed commenter due to an invasion of privacy that resulted from Aaron Broussard business associate Charles Leary of Trout Point Lodge swearing perjured affidavits to a Nova Scotia court to obtain posting information on Telemachus and Whitmergate, subsequently intimidating Telemachus into silence.  Sadly, Louisiana Media Company LLC aka Fox 8 was complicit in the deception of Justice Muise of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and resulting invasion of privacy as they too knew full well who I was having appeared on Fox 8 a year earlier.

That said the legacy of Telemachus and Whitmergate’s sleuthing is apparent in the 9 page pdf, which can be found below the fold as ordinary folks make a big difference to the betterment of their community ~ sop Continue reading “BREAKING: Louisiana Ethics Board files charges against Fred Heebe, Dominick Fazzio and a host of Heebe companies”