12.01.2005

That's One Mean Paper

This was printed in the Dallas Morning News today. (They named names and that name was one of their own - in a story not really worthy of publishing). "A Hockaday student was arrested and two others were issued citations on alcohol charges after police broke up a party of about 50 teenagers in Highland Park on Friday night, police said. Highland Park police said a 17-year-old girl posted $256 bond on a public intoxication charge after a party in the 4200 block of Armstrong Drive. The two other students, including a child of Jim Moroney, the publisher and chief executive officer of The Dallas Morning News, were issued tickets for underage drinking. Those two are also Hockaday students, police said." Sounds like one heck of a rich kid party, though.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, she has balls.

wonder if she will punch in tomorrow?

comment4U said...

You know, I actually think that sucks. Kids will be kids...it's just wrong to publish their names like that....no one's business. But, I'm sure with Daddy being an editor....hate journalists...

LoveLit said...

Yeah, aren't high school parties that end in several receiving MIP's and PI's a dime a dozen?...not all that interesting. Maybe that journalist had her own agenda.

Anonymous said...

Likely lots of bad behaviors have gone unreported if a kid has parents involved in law enforcement or in the newspaper business.

But the public isn't fooled. Word gets around anyway.

Anonymous said...

This could be a hopeful sign. Maybe it means the media will begin feeding on itself, and like the Calico Cats in the poem, eat themselves up with only the tips of their tails remaining! I hate "journalists", also. I think they are not taught today to write efficiently and correctly, and to look for the truth in a situation, but instead are "trained" (indoctrinated might be a better word choice) to see the politically correct story out of a situation. That's why you sometimes get such inane, non-story, viewpoints sometimes. The REAL story wouldn't have been politically correct, so it doesn't see the light of day. Nowadays, when you view the handiwork of our "free" press, keep this thought in mind, and you will be surprised how often it explains a lot of journalistic "behavior"!!

Anonymous said...

..yep 8:57 - and it all depends upon who owns the newspaper.

.....whether we like it or not, they can make it easy or difficult for politicians or anybody else....

...if they like ya, it's ok, but if they don't.....

...it would be interesting if journalists had to live by the same code as the rest of us!

Anonymous said...

Yep, that brings to mind a new oxymoron that should become popular. We have often laughed (hopefully in jest only) when referring to "military intelligence" as an oxymoron (I DO respect the military and everyone who serves in it). The new, most popular oxymoron should be "journalistic ethics".