Monday, June 19, 2006

Swing and a Miss

WOWT's SucksNews on Saturday aired footage of that day's Juneteenth parade but somehow managed to totally miss the fact that the rest of the celebration was cancelled when a group of unruly youths created a ruckus at the entrance to Metro Community College's Fort Omaha Campus, where the event was to have taken place.

We aren't suggesting that Channel 6 was the only station to ignore the story because we didn't see what anyone else did. But shouldn't the "Heartland's News Leader" be able to keep up with what's going on right under their noses? And even if they totally whiffed on the coverage, couldn't they at least mention it on their website? Pathetic.


Conscientious Objector said...

I believe your information to be inaccurate in regards to the reason for cancellation of the remaining Juneteenth celebration.

A major sponsor dropped out from the event a few weeks ago. There was, therefore, no adequate funding for most of the events.

Man, it is a pain to post here. I really didn't care to participate in this, but your inaccurate information was too glaring to let lie.

ptg said...

Juneteenth? What Juneteenth?

Ted Brockman said...


No inaccuracy. Read this.

Conscientious Objector said...

Sounds like a cover-up to me. The fact is there were no funds to bring in the events and entertainment that were originally planned.

Unfortunately, I cannot reveal my source. So believe the paper, I don't care, but it's wrong.

damnyankee said...

ptg - juneteenth is for june 19th 1865 and it commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S.

objector - if the paper was inaccurate then so was KETV as they also reported the fights as the cause of the early cancellation.

I hope the world is still round...

Sidebar Sam said...

Hey Ojector: What are you attempting to pull over here? There were witnesses to the events. Sure, maybe organizers used the incident as a convenient excuse to shut the thing down, but don't try to pull the wool over our eyes.

Matt_X said...

A sponsor did pull out, and the festival was cancelled. Then they tried to go ahead with the parade, but had to cut that short because of the fights.

So you're both right. Stop looking for any opportunity to attack someone just to make yourself look better.

Obbop said...

Just those good Heartland Nebraska values I hear the politicians spew about so much.

Let the thugs rule the day. Our society is doomed, anyway.

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