Media Mashup: Aug. 3, 2015

Lt. Clay Higgins, spokesman for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office and video star. (KATC)
Lt. Clay Higgins, spokesman for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office and video star. (KATC)

Good News in Lousiana

This Louisiana cop tells is like it is. Lt. Clay Higgins is the spokesman for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office in Opelousas, which is about an hour away from Baton Rouge.

The Washington Post reports he is the rising star of weekly Crime Stoppers segments that have garnered a cult following since he first went on air earlier this year. To see the videos, go to http://wapo.st/1KiVJgd

Good News in Illinois

Bob Fallstrom believed in good news. Until this death last month, he spent more than 60 years at the Decatur Herald & Review in central Illinois writing about high school show choirs, employees of the year and school spelling bees. For more news about this remarkable man, see http://bit.ly/1HXkgWl

Good News in New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire has pulled a “bias-free language guide,” which suggested banning fatherly and motherly as words in common conversation. The university declared that “speech guides or codes have no place at any American university.”
For more details, see www.campusreform.org/?ID=6700

Bad News for Journalists

Seventy-five percent of Likely U.S. Voters believe the media are more interested in creating controversies about political candidates than reporting where they stand on the issues. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 18 percent think the media are more interested in the candidates’ stand on issues.

My apology for a late posting, but I had an early call at the range.

Send suggestions and tips to charper@temple.edu.

 

 

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