Posts tagged ‘media’

Trigger warning for Amerikkka

Trigger warning don’t read the paper

Or listen to NPR

If a constant barrage of sexual assault and violence

Isn’t what you want to hear about. Stay off of social media

And planet Earth too

Rapist in Chief?

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Trigger warning for Amerikkka

Trigger warning don’t read the paper

Or listen to NPR

If a constant barrage of sexual assault and violence

Isn’t what you want to hear about. Stay off of social media

And planet Earth too

Rapist in Chief?

Probably

What kind of a world is like this

My friends reveal their worst traumas publicly to try to make a political point to people with their thumbs in their ears or watching fox news or guilty of similar crimes themselves.

Patriarchal rape culture is amerikkkan culture

If you didn’t see that before maybe you will now

Get the old white rapist guys out of office and power

They are becoming emboldened

Teach boys to not rape

Teach girls to not rape

Teach everyone that gender is a social construct

But by god we have constructed a monster

Frankenstein of masculinity blames women no matter what

Kangaroo court I reject your courts and a system clearly designed to uphold rape

Drink tea and take some.time in nature away from extra rape culture onslaught if you need

Join the clamor of me too and why I didn’t report

Cultural change does happen and I think this is how

With some follow through and many brave people

Who won’t back down

Reporting on Richmond’s Reporters

Getting interviewed by journalists and reporters gives me an insider perspective on certain aspects of the media in Richmond.
Lately, I’ve noticed a common issue with the people who are interviewing me; they are new to town. From VCU’s Commonwealth Times paper to ABC 8’s tv reporters, I’ve spoken with reporters who were practically brand new to Richmond, and reporting on issues for which they had no background. I’m pretty sure that some of my interviews have turned into lectures, with me trying to fill in for instance, the past 4 years of struggle around Monroe Park to someone who did not realize the 2010-11 campaign against the renovation plans existed. I’ve given reporters names, websites, and more to look into. But with the high speed of today’s media and short attention spans of many audiences, it is unrealistic to expect anyone to be able to cram much research in before ‘Tonight at 11″.

To be clear, this is not likely the fault of the journalists. In fact, it is more symptomatic of the sad state of journalism and the media in the United States of America today. Journalists today are notoriously underpaid, overworked, and it seems have fairly unstable career paths compared to their predecessors. One of the results of this, is that it seems journalists move around more than they once did.

I tried to ask a wide swath of Richmond’s journalists and reporters about their home town, experience in journalism, and time spent in Richmond. I wanted to confirm my suspicions that many of the journalists who had interviewed me, and produced articles on current political issues in Richmond, lacked adequate knowledge and understanding of the history around those issues.

There are of course, the old heads (sorry for calling you old yall – but really, you are), who have been around Richmond for a while, like Chris Dovi, Michael Paul Williams, Mark Holmberg, Jason Roop and more. I don’t want to age them too much, so no need to flaunt their time spent in Richmond here. Let’s just say they are well versed in the going-ons in Richmond.

But then there is a large crew of people who have only been in Richmond since 2012 or as short as 6 months. These journalists include some names you see all over the media-

Ned Oliver (Style Weekly and in Richmond since September 2012),

Graham Moomaw (Richmond Times Dispatch and in Richmond since January of 2013),

Tom Nash (Style Weekly and in Richmond for 6 months),

Tina Griego (Style Weekly and in Richmond since August 2012), (more…)

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