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03-29-2006, 01:21 AM
I have a specific case that I will post as a reply to this, but I'm starting this thread so that people can post the names/descriptions of any press they feel have overstepped their bounds.
In a free society, we must accept the burden of our private emotions being made public. The same interviewer who may seem to us to be intruding innapropriately may be the one that informs a distant friend of our tragedy.
What I'm talking about here are people who don't take no for an answer and "cross the line" in some manner. Such behaviour should be reported to their superiors, and a request made to find a replacement to cover the assignment.
Disturbing or taking things left at the house as a memorial would be a good example. Coming up and requesting an interview, or taking pictures while you're crying is uncomfortable, but reasonable behaviour.
We can do our part to watch the watchers.
03-29-2006, 01:40 AM
And my specific reason is to warn people that I noticed a fellow who's more of a stalker than a real journalist at the public meeting.
His name is
and he's the same guy that has systematically hounded every individual who knew or had a connection with Kurt Cobain.
He is persistent, pushy, disrespectful, and possibly physically dangerous. In the public meeting, someone talked about identifying potentially hurtful individuals before they committed an act of violence. I personally know more than one person who has had to file a restraining order against him with more than justified reasons. This can be verified by the police (I notice he wasn't inside the building, perhaps he was not allowed). I urge you to avoid any private interviews or discussion with this individual, as I have only negative reports on his betrayals of confidence and safety of those he's dealt with in the past.
If he wishes to report on this subject, he may observe public events.
If you are reading this, Mr. Lee, our community and friends ask you politely to leave us alone.
I don't wish this to bloom into further discussion, just serve as a warning to anyone he may contact.
03-29-2006, 01:45 AM
he wasnt sporting any facial hair, was he? and was he wearing a yellow-ish shirt?
03-29-2006, 02:11 AM
That photo above is pretty accurate, despite the fisheye lens effect.
He was at the back, outside the open door of the hall with a couple of video cameras, holding a tripod against his nose so that it would be above peoples heads. Again, I don't know if the police didn't let him in.
03-29-2006, 05:50 AM
It believe it was reporter Robert "this man is wack" Mak [sp?] of King 5 that I saw "rearranging" items at the blue house's shrine. I already gave him a piece of my mind for what he was doing.
I have already called out the actions of Jonathan to the Seattle Times. On Saturday afternoon of the tragedy Jonathan was leaving these myspace messages on the pages of people in this community: "My name is Jonathan and I'm trying to find Sushi's friends. An awful story, but it may help friends grieve by sharing stories about him. I'm at 206.464.2204. Call me if you can. Sorry for intruding."
The phone # Jonathan gave was for the Times' tipline. What a fawkin' weasel.
03-29-2006, 06:10 AM
I've got a list of fairly decent reporters (although the Times did manage to call me a "promoter" in an article... but most of the Times staff is good.
For the bad: I never got his name but there was a guy roaming the crime scene asking everyone if drugs were involved and kept trying to get people to say that everyone at Better Off Undead was drunk. I noticed him lurking about Saturday Sunday and Monday...
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