Cultural Appropriation WINY Radio “Reporter” Is Mad We Are Using His “Stories” To Shame The Same People He Is Clearly Trying To Shame For Page Views
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The WINY Radio Facebook page has been a great source of material for Turtleboy. They cover much of eastern Connecticut and publicly shame ratchets by putting their mugshots and crimes on their FB page. Just yesterday we blogged about this story involving an EAST Putnam (not regular Putnam) firefighter who was involved in a high speed chase with the police, which ended up resulting in a cop car crashing into a tree.
Basically they do it because they know that muffs like this are gold mines. Mugshots like that will draw people to their page, garner likes and comments, and grow their following. Smart business move.
But apparently this snowflake doesn’t care for it:
Andy Richardson is a “reporter” for WINY Radio:
And by “reporter” we mean, he copies and pastes press releases from the Connecticut State Police Troop D’s Facebook page, and posts them onto WINY Radio’s page. He’s also a walking cultural appropriation:
Swedish corn rows? Big no-no Andy.
Let’s check out his complaint about Turtleboy again:
Complaint 1: Turtleboy “uses excerpts of our material to demonize and ostracize people in the most cruel ways.”
Newsflash – you are doing the exact same thing. You could put any press releases you want on your Facebook page, but you purposely choose the most outstanding ratchet mugshots you can find. Your intent is clearly to demonize these nudniks because you know, just like Turtleboy knows, that everyone enjoys coming together to laugh at these hood bunnies.
Complaint 2: “At least we’re doing it in a professional, non-biased way which informs the public.”
Yea, because when you copy and past something from the CT State Police page, the first word that comes to mind is “professional.” And if this face doesn’t scream “I’m a professional”
Then I don’t know what does.
Complaint 3: “Turtleboy is pure sleaze and use our material to get there.”
So let me get this straight. We “use” the material YOU post, but when we do it it’s sleazy, and when you do it it’s “reporting the news.” Yea, that makes TONS of sense. And also, please, tell me more about how reporting things you copy and pasted from the CT State Police makes it “your” material.
Complaint 4: “I don’t write stuff just for it to be used to hurt people.”
Actually, that’s exactly what you do. But OK. I guess these posts are supposed to make ratchets feel……..better about themselves? Who knew?
Anyway, DJ extraordinaire Ron Carson doesn’t seem to be pleased about the irate phone calls he’s getting from listeners because Turtleboy is using WINY’s public Facebook posts in our blogs:
Knowing that John, Kerri, Andy, and Ron are getting together in a board meeting to discuss what to do about this “Turtleboy problem” is the best way to start off a Monday.
In the comments Andy Richardson brainstormed ways to take down Turtleboy, including a cease and desist letter:
Because we don’t get cease and desist letters every other day. LOL. Let me give all the whiners a piece of advice out there – when lawyers write a cease and desist to Turtleboy on your behalf, they’re just running up the bill on you. A cease and desist letter from a lawyer is nothing more than a recommendation. If we ignore them (which we do 90% of the time), then it’s up to you to pony up thousands of dollars for an imaginary Internet lawsuit. The lawyers know you’re not gonna do that, but they happily charge you a couple hundred bucks for the cease and desist letter anyway.
So there you have it Andy. You said you wanted Turtleboy to read your rant, and now we have. We look forward to using your stories in the future. Keep the ratchet updates coming, because we LOVE your page.
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