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Fan123
08-03-2010, 03:00 PM
Sorry, I assumed the 2nd clip was the follow-up (I'm at work and can't watch videos). I'll try to find it when I get home if no one else posts it.

Peter - that's why I felt uncomfortable about it too. The follow up I'll try to find, the newscaster ends the segment saying that the station has gotten a lot of mail asking why they would let someone go on air like that, and that Antoine Dodson is making the community look bad etc...but she then reminds folks that the Dodson family was victimized here, and it would be worse to censor them (worse than letting them go on the air like they did, not worse than the attempted rape).

He's an internet hero, and funny as hell. Not even the pro writers could come up with lines like, "he's climbin in your windows. he's snatchin your people up. tryna rape em so y'all need to hide your kids, hide your wife hide your kids and hide your husband cuz they're rapin errbody out here."

Antoine is brave, a bad ass...and he cares deeply for his sister. Many folks may laugh at him, because of his delivery, but if he has no issues with it, why should we? Seems like he's becoming the new William Hung, may possibly be laughing his way to the bank. :respec:

uyeahu, thanks for posting the 3rd news clip.

Bev Johnston
08-03-2010, 03:25 PM
No doubt the offense did occur, but I blame the editing to make the woman and particularly the brother to look like fools. The part about the need to hide your wife, kid, and HUSBAND is way too funny.

I don't know... I don't really think they look like fools. They seem very angry and I wouldn't want to be that attacker if that family ever gets ahold of him. It looks like the brother is putting on a show on purpose and he seems like a real character, but not in a bad way. I think the woman is lucky to have a brother who jumped in to save her and has her back all the way.

Fan123
08-03-2010, 03:56 PM
I don't know... I don't really think they look like fools. They seem very angry and I wouldn't want to be that attacker if that family ever gets ahold of him. It looks like the brother is putting on a show on purpose and he seems like a real character, but not in a bad way. I think the woman is lucky to have a brother who jumped in to save her and has her back all the way.
Just to clarify, I too don't think the brother and her sister look like fools. The news anchor and reporter may look professional and serious with their delivery, but I bet you they had other intentions. My point is that folks in the edit newsroom tried to make them look like fools but backfired, cuz Antoine now seems to be coming out (no pun intended) on top with all the unfamiliar fame he's getting. At the end, it was a win-win situation for everyone. Antoine became an internet hero, the attacker got scared, and the local news station got free national promo.

Bev Johnston
08-03-2010, 04:02 PM
Just to clarify, I too don't think the brother and her sister look like fools. The news anchor and reporter may look professional and serious with their delivery, but I bet you they had other intentions. My point is that folks in the edit newsroom tried to make them look like fools but backfired, cuz Antoine now seems to be coming out (no pun intended) on top with all the unfamiliar fame he's getting. At the end, it was a win-win situation for everyone. Antoine became an internet hero, the attacker got scared, and the local news station got free national promo.

Oh, gotcha!! Sorry for the misunderstanding. :cool:

I bet you're right about the people in the editing room, too. I still wouldn't want to be that attacker!!!

orbitz
08-03-2010, 04:16 PM
My point is that folks in the edit newsroom tried to make them look like fools

What would be the motive for the newsroom to do that? If they purposely tried to make the guy look like a fool then the station would get complaints of racism from all over.

I only saw the first clip of the brother speaking and there's no editing there. Yes, it's very un-PC to admit that the clip is somewhat funny, because of the way the brother talks and animate in front of the camera, but it is somewhat funny inspite of the serious nature of the potential crime. It's make people uncomfortable, because they know they shouldn't be cracking a smile.

orbitz
08-03-2010, 04:19 PM
Don't y'all agree that it's so much funnier when it's silly black people being all...silly and...black???


If would be "funny" if a white, asian, or american indian guy, etc. was talking to the camera with the same voice and mannerisms that the brother was doing in the video. Let not pull the race card where it's not deserved.

Fan123
08-03-2010, 04:59 PM
What would be the motive for the newsroom to do that? If they purposely tried to make the guy look like a fool then the station would get complaints of racism from all over.

I only saw the first clip of the brother speaking and there's no editing there. Yes, it's very un-PC to admit that the clip is somewhat funny, because of the way the brother talks and animate in front of the camera, but it is somewhat funny inspite of the serious nature of the potential crime. It's make people uncomfortable, because they know they shouldn't be cracking a smile.
The motive is to garner more viewers to their own local news channel, which they have succeeded. They already have gotten complaints of racism and classism, even some from the local community.

The editing part comes from interview questions that may have been edited out. Notice the brother starts out by saying this, "Well, obviously we have a rapist in Lincoln Park..." Where was the question that came with this statement? Why was he asked to face the camera? I wouldn't be surprised if the interviewer baited him throughout. Why was the crime scene investigator not interviewed? Could that part be edited out too? BTW, why did he not use gloves when collecting fingerprints of the intruder?! LOL. Perhaps he did, and that was edited out too? The whole interview, especially in the 1st news clip was too choppy with lots of interruptions, agree? I bet the edit newsroom folks left out certain parts, and kept the "funny" parts to show the viewers. If you ever follow any "reality" shows, it's the same thing.

I'm glad the woman was not hurt afterall. Thank goodness for Antoine, you go boy!:lol: He should be applauded for his bravery and entertainment.

Jayar
08-03-2010, 05:14 PM
Best interview ever. LOVED that. So refreshing!

shan
08-05-2010, 03:21 PM
News story about the popularity of the interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hdC16-cTQ0&playnext=1&videos=rf9-sYcPBQ4&feature=rec-farside_rev-rn-2r-13-HM

shan
08-16-2010, 02:29 PM
I know some of you want this thread to die but this amazes me.

Bed Intruder Band Cover - North Carolina A&T University Marching Band (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsKS-WmjQmw)

ArtisticFan
08-16-2010, 03:33 PM
The editing part comes from interview questions that may have been edited out. Notice the brother starts out by saying this, "Well, obviously we have a rapist in Lincoln Park..." Where was the question that came with this statement? Why was he asked to face the camera? I wouldn't be surprised if the interviewer baited him throughout. Why was the crime scene investigator not interviewed? Could that part be edited out too?


First of all, it was a remote clip so it was probably edited in the field without enough time or consideration about racism or classism. The reporter was sent with a camera person and captured as much raw footage as could be gotten in the amount of time that was available before it had to be shown.

Such packages rarely include the reporter asking questions. Believe me they may ask 10 or 12 questions and only get a few seconds of usable footage. "How did you feel when you heard the commotion?" Answer, "scared." You can't use that at all. It is too short and out of context when putting the package together.

As for him looking at the camera, the majority of people try to do that. Even though you're supposed to look at the reporter, many ignore that and turn to face the camera. When I interned for a local station, I couldn't count the number of people who had to be told over and over to look at the interviewer. Sometimes their best sound bytes were those that had them looking at the camera. That is unfortunate, but true.

We don't know what the other raw footage was like. The guy could have been using words not allowed on television, making threats that would have gotten him or the station in trouble, or a multitude of other things. Neighbors were around and could have been shouting their own opinions, jumping in front of the camera, etc. My first broadcast day at my internship had a what would have been a great quote and sound byte for the camera. When we had it, the reporter was so excited and so was the camera man. Then we got back to the truck. In reviewing the footage, yes that was a great sound byte and the witness looked credible, etc. But there were two guys in the window behind the witness shooting the bird toward the camera. Yes, we could have blurred it out if we'd had time, but the decision to go with another interview answer was made.

When you are sent out in the field to do a story, you have several check list items you need to get. 1. The victim on camera. 2. Any witness on camera. 3. An official from the police, etc. (see below) and 4. footage of the area, including the crime scene itself. The earlier it is in the incident the harder it is to get the third and fourth items.

As for the crime scene investigator, most of them work for departments that have designated PIOs or Public Information Officers. They are told not to give statements or interviews until that PIO has approved it. The reason being that if he said anything wrong, the attempted rapist could use that in court. A prime example is the Atlanta Olympic Bombing case. The security guy that they investigated won a civil partially because the Atlanta Journal and Constitution indirectly quoted an official who was not authorized to speak to the media. Not only did they refer to him as an official source, the information this guy provided was wrong. I believe he said Jewell fit the profile they were using. Turns out that no profile had even been developed yet.

It is a lesson to anyone that reporters and television news (print media editors too) are not out there to make you look good or bad. You do it to yourself. They want the story and if you hand them a hot mess, they probably will use it because that is what they have to use. If you are worried about how you'll come off, don't do the interview. The thing is most people will jump at the chance to do one when asked. They may say no when asked hypothetically, but pull out a camera and microphone and they don't run away.

uyeahu
08-17-2010, 03:19 AM
My favorite cover thus far.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E7lY1kYrM&feature=player_embedded

genevieve
08-17-2010, 04:09 AM
My favorite cover thus far.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E7lY1kYrM&feature=player_embedded
OMG that was awesome :rofl:

Japanfan
08-17-2010, 09:24 AM
The media is milking the story partly because Antoine commands an audience - but I find the idea of him being anyone's hero a bit scary. He's really high-wired and edgy. What appears as charm (to some) and a protective urge on the news could easily turn into an ugly temper.