Why people get mad at the media, part 4, will guerrilla email help?

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It looks to me as if there isn’t anybody from Business Week /McGraw Hill that will be graduating from the Rock Rapids College of Community Journalism (see my first blog about journalistic principles as practiced at the Lyon County Reporter in Rock Rapids, Iowa.) The Business Week folks really don’t want to deal with readers who have legitimate complaints.

As you will remember from my last post, the stonewall continues. The Business Week author Jessi Hempel refused to correct the erroneous statement about the “grungy SF Bay Guardian offices,” and sent me merrily along to her editor in New York, Elizabeth Weiner. I called Weiner twice, on two successive days, and left messages on her answering machine asking for a full correction on the Business Week errors. No reply.

So I finally figured out her email address and sent her an email. I got an automated email response that said she is “on vacation and will return on Aug. 28th.” Great. That will be well after the next issue is out, the issue that ought to have contained a full correction. It would have been nice if I had been told that she was on vacation and it would have been even nicer if I had been given another real live editor for me to talk to. Are all the editors in hiding at Business Week/McGraw Hill?

So, since I was still getting stonewalled after almost a week of trying to get a full correction and explanation of the errors, I figured out the email address formula of Business Week staffers and sent off guerrilla emails to them with my request for a full correction to everyone from the editor in chief Stephen J. Adler to President William P. Kupper Jr to President of Information and Media for McGraw Hill Glenn S. Goldberg, to others listed on the masthead of Business Week. I suggested that they go to my blogs for background on the issue. Most important: I asked for a copy of the Business Week/McGraw Hill policy on corrections and retractions and dealing with reader complaints. No reply as yet, but I will keep you posted.

The operating principle seems to be: set up a track field of hurdles and make it as difficult as possible for a reader (particularly a reader with a legitimate complaint) to talk to a real editor, to get a full correction, to get some satisfaction for a grievance. The point: It doesn’t have to be this way, as you will soon see. Stay tuned. B3, still grunging away down here in my office at the bottom of Potrero Hill

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Hello,

My name is Shannon Herbert of San Francisco, CA. For the last 10 months I have had my home broken into, have been constantly stalked, gang stalked, harassed, and kidnapped by SFPD, SFFD and tortured and falsely imprisoned at San Francisco General Hospital. My phone has been tapped and call have been rerouted/intercepted (by at least one city agency), mail tampered with, friends and family threatened, etc.

I also have strong reason to believe there is a foreign object implanted in my body, of some sort, that causes my a great deal of pain. Fear of this constant assault, that primarily stems from my cranium, causing permanent and irreversible damage consumes me. (I think some tools been implanted similar to what is known as a clicker used in zoo animals for behavior shaping and submission.)

I believe works written by me in my home and on my pcs have been made public and the primary reason for the overt harassment is to intimate me for the purposes of extortion. It is also my belief that many across this country are aware of the crimes being committed against me, Shannon Herbert, yet nothing has been done nor even acknowledged.

My main purpose for writing is to obtain an attorney who is familiar with such cases and can refer me to a specialist who can identify any foreign objects, and is able to take my case pro bono.

Thank you,

Shannon Herbert
415 756-5665
shannon.herbert77@yahoo.com

Posted by Shannon Herbert on Dec. 15, 2008 @ 9:43 am
T

Hi Shannon,

Google "GANG STALKING SUICIDE". This is what they are trying to do to you. Anything happened to you before this gang stalking started; divorce, know something you shouldn't have, etc.. You know Private Investigator are often the source of gang stalking on behave of their clients..Stay strong and post on FACEBOOK.COM of MYSPACE.COM..

I don't think they implant anything on you, is just GPS and RFID tags they use to track people and everything else including mail..

Posted by T on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 12:01 am