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Why Toledo Blade?

Since when is discipline automatically a news item? I have no clue who this lady is but this seems really dumb that The Blade feels they should right an article on this.

I am not sure what is worse. The Blade for writing this or Perrysburg for reprimanding her.

http://www.ourtownperrysburg.com/Our-Town-Schools/2014/08/29/Perrysburg-tennis-coach-reprimanded-for-school-van-use.html

"A tip and photo of the van at the dorms from an anonymous person led to the districtí‍s investigation. "

Somebody's kid isn't getting enough playing time....

created by Molsonator on Aug 29, 2014 at 08:14:39 am     Comments: 22

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I thought the same thing. At first I assumed she used the van to move him. Not that she stopped there while in the area because she was already nearby.

I'll bet she never does it again. Too bad we can't assume the same about the stalker who followed her.

posted by justread on Aug 29, 2014 at 08:34:35 am     #  

Wow. She dropped something off at a dorm on her way back.

I can only imagine the scandal if she had stopped at a McDonald's to use the bathroom without buying something.

SMH

posted by Anniecski on Aug 29, 2014 at 09:02:53 am     #   3 people liked this

Do not question the Blade! They won a goddamned Pulitzer Prize! The owners are saints and we all owe them our lives! What is wrong with you?!

posted by dell_diva on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:14:48 am     #   6 people liked this

So stupid.

posted by stooks on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:01:29 am     #  

"A tip and photo of the van at the dorms from an anonymous person led to the districtí‍s investigation."

That darn Anonymous. Always up to something.

I hope someone in the media world is hunting for this anonymous tipster for an exclusive interview over coffee.

posted by jr on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:16:46 am     #  

jr posted at 11:16:46 AM on Aug 29, 2014:

"A tip and photo of the van at the dorms from an anonymous person led to the districtí‍s investigation."

That darn Anonymous. Always up to something.

I hope someone in the media world is hunting for this anonymous tipster for an exclusive interview over coffee.

I'm sure Paul will be here any minute now to explain why it's ok for his employer to report on a story that is based on an anonymous tip, but it's not ok for internet posters to remain anonymous.

posted by dell_diva on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:06:55 pm     #   9 people liked this

dell_diva - see they are reporting on the discipline. It just so happens the discipline was generated from an anonymous source. Leave the opinions to the journalist. They are professional.

I choked on my own spit while typing this. Bwaaahaaahaaaa!

posted by Molsonator on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:17:26 pm     #   2 people liked this

It's not much of a story. Barely worth the bandwidth.

But to be clear, the 'anonymous source' reported to the school district, not the paper. The paper reported on the Perrysburg district's subsequent actions. That's how I read it.

posted by McCaskey on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:27:21 pm     #   3 people liked this

That's how I read it, too. Also, for what it's worth, the microsites for perrysburg and sylvania tend to focus on less prominent stories.

posted by Nolan_Rosenkrans on Aug 29, 2014 at 07:57:45 pm     #  

"A tip and photo of the van at the dorms from an anonymous person led to the districtí‍s investigation."

Well...when can we expect the full-court press investigation on this persons anonymity a la EconCat88???

posted by oldhometown on Aug 30, 2014 at 04:02:43 pm     #   1 person liked this

I don't understand why The Blade would print this?

What is newsworthy about a school employee getting a reprimand?

Is something this minor worth putting the coach through such public embarrassment?

C'mon folks at The Blade, lets use some common sense.

I defend The Blade when people rag on them, but this kind of cheap shot reporting makes the paper look like a bush league operation.

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posted by Molsonator on Sep 02, 2014 at 06:57:08 am     #  

Crap. I posted on the wrong thread. This looks like spam when it's out of context. Ha!

posted by Molsonator on Sep 02, 2014 at 07:26:26 am     #  

I'm sure Paul will be here any minute now to explain why it's ok for his employer to report on a story that is based on an anonymous tip, but it's not ok for internet posters to remain anonymous.

! posted by dell_diva on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:06:55 pm

I can't defend foolish and incorrect claims. It would be a great idea to read before posting - or at least think a little...

But to be clear, the 'anonymous source' reported to the school district, not the paper. The paper reported on the Perrysburg district's subsequent actions. That's how I read it.

! posted by McCaskey on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:27:21 pm

And guess what? It's the only way to read it unless one reads very poorly.

posted by paulhem on Sep 02, 2014 at 04:37:02 pm     #  

"..that's defend against foolish and incorrect..."

posted by paulhem on Sep 02, 2014 at 04:43:31 pm     #  

Is the issue the anonymous source???

I think not.

The issue is the public humiliation of someone over a minor disciplinary action at her workplace.

What's next?

A report detailing Joe Dokes reporting 8 minutes late for work?

Making this a newspaper story is really bush league. Personally I think someone from The Blade owes this coach an apology for publicly humiliating her.

posted by shamrock44 on Sep 03, 2014 at 12:12:00 am     #   3 people liked this

Regardless how it was read it was in poor taste of the Blade to publish the story to humiliate someone over something so silly. IMHO

posted by stooks on Sep 03, 2014 at 07:46:52 am     #   1 person liked this

Devil's advocate: Perhaps someone at The Blade made the decision to run the story because they, too, thought it was ridiculous and it makes the P'burg administrators look bad, not the coach.

Anyway, shit happens. The news reports it. The chips fall where they may.

posted by jmleong on Sep 03, 2014 at 01:49:56 pm     #  

The P-burg school admin doesn't have their pictures or names in the article. The piano of shame falls directly on the coach.

I have driven "company vehicles" with the same sort of policy (i.e. "no personal use"). Yeah, it's there to protect the company vehicles and to have a rule in place so that someone doesn't say "I'm going to borrow *the company car so I can go to the UP for the weekend **the company van so I can move to a new house this week ***the company truck so I can haul away that tree I cut down myself. In other words, things you pay rent for to UHaul or others.

But holy shit...mom dropping off some stuff to the kid while she's in the area. Unless she was dropping off the kid's pet cougar or plutonium for a science project, who gives a shit?

Not only was it not newsworthy, putting a letter in someone's file over this? A coach with favorable reviews over the past 5 years and successful on the court???

And the public schools wonder why it's so hard to get/retain good people to be teachers...

posted by oldhometown on Sep 03, 2014 at 02:21:29 pm     #   2 people liked this

"who gives a shit?"

One busybody stalker who made it their business to follow her and get the incriminating photo while they also happened to be in the area. Same busybody stalker who used the school system as a pawn in their crusade.

posted by justread on Sep 03, 2014 at 02:49:51 pm     #   8 people liked this

You have to wonder if this said "busybody stalker" didn't have a friend at The Blade too.

posted by Molsonator on Sep 03, 2014 at 03:19:21 pm     #   1 person liked this

Is the issue the anonymous source??? I think not.
,

Talking or arguing about what should be in the news vs what shouldn't is a time- honored tradition, dating back hundreds of years.

However, I was responding to a charge either based upon ignorance, or a deliberate attempt to misinform.

posted by paulhem on Sep 03, 2014 at 05:57:02 pm     #