Iowahawk warned us

| April 20, 2008

Back in January, Iowahawk tried to warn us about the trend of journalists who’d reached the end of their ropes, snapped and turned to a life a crime. In Bylines of Brutality he wrote;

A Denver newspaper columnist is arrested for stalking a story subject. In Cincinnati, a television reporter is arrested on charges of child molestation. A North Carolina newspaper reporter is arrested for harassing a local woman. A drunken Chicago Sun-Times columnist and editorial board member is arrested for wife beating. A Baltimore newspaper editor is arrested for threatening neighbors with a shotgun. In Florida, one TV reporter is arrested for DUI, while another is charged with carrying a gun into a high school. A Philadelphia news anchorwoman goes on a violent drunken rampage, assaulting a police officer. In England, a newspaper columnist is arrested for killing her elderly aunt.

And he formed a not for profit organization and a public service message to inform the public of this scourge;


And yet the problem continues according to Confederate Yankee;

Today, another media victim has apparently cracked under the pressure in my own backyard. Well, not literally my backyard, but close:

Eric Ralph Watson, 34, of 201 Old Grove Lane in Apex, was charged with one count of secret peeping. He was arrested shortly after 6 a.m. in the Brittany Trace subdivision, about a mile from his home.

Yet another from Bostonmaggie;

CNN personality Richard Quest was busted in Central Park early yesterday with some drugs in his pocket, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, and a sex toy in his boot, law-enforcement sources said.

Quest, 46, was arrested at around 3:40 a.m. after a cop spotted him and another man inside the park near 64th Street, a police source said.

Well, CNN should have known better than to hire a guy with a gay porn star name anyway.

Category: Media, Society

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  1. Totally beat me to this one, heard it on Opie and Anthony this morning and was gonna post first thing.

    Curses to ye Lilyea, Curses!

    Jonn wrote: Yeah, I suck. If you’d drag your flea-bitten ass out of bed on Sundays maybe you could beat me to the stories.

  2. Couldn’t, I was still in jail, and trying to cut the gordian knot of the string attached to my junk.