My Hidden Camera Can Beat Up Your Hidden Camera

via Fark[*1] and the Denver Post[*2] :

The ABC affiliate (Denver channel 7) planned to use money and hidden cameras to research whether Martino, who appears regularly on Fox-31 News, takes payments to endorse products and services. Martino fought back with a similarly surreptitious tactic: his own hidden camera.

Channel 7 initially asked a Denver businessman for help with its report. At Martino’s behest, the man on Wednesday secretly taped the journalists as they outlined their proposed investigation.

Discussion Topic: Mainstream journalism today is nothing more than an elaborate, expensive, destructive and tedious game of “gotcha.” Arguments for? Against?

For These Three Days, Royals Are On Top

Does it get any better than sweeping a series[*1] from the New York Yankees? Certainly not for the struggling Kansas City Royals.

The win left the Royals a perfect 3-0 under new manager Buddy Bell and gave the last place Royals their first three game winning streak of the season. The crowd of 25,590 was enthused by their team’s success and chanted, ‘Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!’ in the ninth inning.