Rhode Island TV station stages golf tournament footage

RICentral.com
When asked about the state amateur golf championship reenactment, WPRI news director Joe Abouzeid said “the video that [reporter] Sara Hogan was taking of the players was for a story that she is working on about the players that has not yet aired. It is not our policy to recreate or reenact ‘highlights.’ It is, however, our policy to specifically and accurately describe and identify the video that we present. It appears in this case that although the video was not described as highlights, it should not have aired in this context.” Eric Rueb contends WPRI sports director Eric Murphy described each putt as if it happened during the tournament. || Reporter Hogan tweets her reaction to the flap: “Hater’s gonna hate.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/patricklcoleman Patrick L. Coleman

    Amateur also misspelled on the graphic on the TV report.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patricklcoleman Patrick L. Coleman

    Amateur also misspelled on the graphic on the TV report.

  • Anonymous

    My apologies for the multiple posts. I just signed up for a Disqus account and it gave me all kinds of hassles about needing to verify my e-mail address (I’ve abandoned starting an account numerous times before because of the same problem). I kept responding to the messages and obviously had no idea what it was doing here in the meantime. I’ve sent a flag to the moderator for all but one, so hopefully that resolves this.

  • Anonymous

    A highly active discussion about this has been taking place for a couple of weeks at SportsJournalists.com. I’m astounded it took this long for it to be reported (barely) in the mainstream press.

    Discussion is at http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/index.php/topic,84962.0.html 

  • Anonymous

    A highly active discussion about this has been taking place for a couple of weeks at SportsJournalists.com. I’m astounded it took this long for it to be reported (barely) in the mainstream press.

    Discussion is at http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/index.php/topic,84962.0.html 

  • Anonymous

    A highly active discussion about this has been taking place for a couple of weeks at SportsJournalists.com. I’m astounded it took this long for it to be reported (barely) in the mainstream press.

    Discussion is at http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/index.php/topic,84962.0.html 

  • http://www.facebook.com/amanda.emily Amanda Emily

    Ms Hogan also tweeted “Just remember there’s always two sides to every story! #slownewsdayforsome” before locking her twitter account. Wonder what her second side of the story actually is.

    Perhaps she’s feeling the heat from her gross ethics violation? And to be quite frank, she strikes me as someone who is in broadcast journalism for the sake of an ego boost of being a minor community television celebrity rather than as an actual journalist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504633504 Dan Mitchell

    “Hater’s” gonna hate. And people interested in the news gonna turn off their TVs.

  • Anonymous

    The best part is that she isn’t even literate — should be “Haters gonna hate” (not “hater’s”).

    #some”reporters”needaclue

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Saunders/603809847 Mike Saunders

    The fact that Eric Murphy and Sarah Hogan don’t seem to see anything wrong with what they did is one reason why “television journalism” is often an oxymoron. 

    Count me firmly in the hater camp.