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Citizen complaint of the day: News crews are disgusting people

Trash left behind by the media in South Boston

Where's Don Henley when you need him?

A fed-up citizen provides evidence of just how trashy the news business is these days, with a complaint about the news crews covering the Tsarnaev trial:

The news trucks covering the courthouse leave all of their trash in trash bags on the sidewalk even when they leave their vans unattended for weeks at a time. The trash bags rip open and the trash goes everywhere. This has been going on for months. I have called the news stations and reported this to the city and no one has done anything. I walk by this everyday on my way to work. I have many photos of this disrespectful behavior.

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Been walking through there all this week for a conference down at the seaport/WTC and I can confirm that most of the new crews are just leaving their trash on the sidewalk in tiny bags

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It's not their fault, in J school they were taught trash elves will come by and pick-up their trash if they leave it on a public sidewalk.

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Globe Direct like.

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(a) Get some photos of which news crews are responsible for doing this. A shot of a crew dropping a bag on the ground with a clear view of their particular news van in the background would be ideal.

(b) Send photos to competing news channels.

(c) Sit back and watch them attack each other loudly and publicly on the 6 o'clock news.

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tweet. So the whole world can see it.

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Because I'm not so sure I get the Don Henley joke. Is the Heart of the Matter here that the news crews have reached The End of the[ir] Innocence? No, really, I don't get it.

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He had founded the Walden Woods Project a while ago to protect the area around the park from development.

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Get them in the act. Prob only way this will be resolved.

BTW- What D Bags. How tough is it to throw it out in a trash can near by or when they get back to the office?

HAPPY EARTH DAY!

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I've never understood why people think they're too good to sit with their own garbage in a vehicle, even for a short time. Look at all the people who throw trash out of moving vehicles. As if keeping a little bit of garbage in your car, temporarily, will cause you (or your vehicle) to be irredeemably scarred by garbage.

Hell, my car is full of garbage, most of the time. You think I care? Some people do -- I get it -- but the nearest garbage can isn't usually that far away.

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     ( Including the smokers who toss their toxic, non-biodegradable butts everywhere! )

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Park in bad spots blocking the sidewalk or taking up parking. Run noisy generators all day, string wires across the sidewalk and leave them there. Contribute very little actual news, since the "reporters" mostly just echo whatever the official press release told them, although the news-readers do bother commuters to ask what they think.

As to the J-School jokes, I assume most TV reporters are wanna-be models or maybe communications majors, but doubtful that there are many journalism graduates among them.

Trashing the street does not surprise me.

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I never understood why the people broadcasting the news have to be at the courthouse anyway, since they are not allowed (in this case) to film and broadcast from inside. Even on the 11 PM news, with the courthouse long closed, we still get live reports from "in front of" the courthouse, as if it somehow makes what they are saying more relevant. What the heck is the difference? They can be giving us the exact same information from inside the TV studio. This is part of the "reporter standing in the snow to tell us it's snowing" school of broadcasting.

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Just walked by there and the bag(s) are still there. Now with the addition of a black bag and a rolling extra large 7-11 coffee cup.

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How do we know those trash bags don't contain a bomb?
Should the bomb squad be called in? Make for a good 30 second spot on the 6 & 11 news.

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.. here's a shovel.

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