Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Charlie LeDuff, a reporter I've written about before, has quite a flair for reporting the news. It's not "just the facts, ma'am," no sir.
Reporter Charlie LeDuff  

He'll advocate for people that have been screwed, but does it in a sort of comical outrage that is often highly entertaining.

It's OK to be entertaining in journalism. It makes you remember what they're talking about, and maybe get people interested in fixing the injustice that's in the news.

One of his reports, made almost a year ago, actually for Fox 2 television news in Detroit,  is about how it takes police four hours to respond to a burglary report.

Yeah, he could have said "A Detroit woman waited four hours for police, blah, blah, blah," and called it a day.

Oh, but not Charlie LeDuff. He gets SO into the story. Luckily, the burglary victim was willing to play along and had a good sense of humor about everything.

Anyway, the video below shows how a television news report ought to be done, as presented by the weird and wonderful Charlie LeDuff.

And if you don't get enough of this one, here's a playlist of some of LeDuff's best reports. 

Even if you don't care a whit about police response times in Detroit, you do have to watch this video:

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