Prince Puts Up His Own Money
Prince Campbell got an email from Katrina Victims saying that FEMA wouldn’t let them talk to reporters. It bothered him. He posted the email on his blog, but the memory of it wouldn’t go away. He had to do something. So today he made an offer — $1000, a rental car, a place to stay, and a fine video camera to go down there and get the real story.
Look at it as a vacation that matters. . . .
Prince said. I’ll post the story on this site and some others.. . .
LetÃ¢â¬â¢s do something important.
The comments that followed raised the ante.
Minic Rivera Says:
July 31st, 2006 at 10:33 am
The Blogging Times would like to sponsor $250 for this noble plan of getting the truth out.
July 31st, 2006 at 12:40 pm
IÃ¢â¬â¢m in for $250. I think we can do a true citizens media event here.
Andy H Says:
July 31st, 2006 at 3:26 pm
Andy Hagans Link Building LLC is in for 100usd. [/cheapskate]
Several people volunteered for the job. Several more applauded the idea. Maybe as many said it was crazy and a waste of money, stating that the story has been done and that it’s easy enough to check out without going there.
I wrote the 54th comment a few minutes ago.
Liz Strauss Says:
July 31st, 2006 at 10:15 pm
It seems that some folks have total faith in the media . . . thatÃ¢â¬â¢s an interesting thought to me. I guess working in publishing has jaded that part of this Pollyanna.
My dad always said donÃ¢â¬â¢t believe anything you hear and only half of what you see.
My dad was a really smart man, too. He wuold have liked you a lot, Chartreuse.
What do you think?