Don't touch Dan Noyes!

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Beth Spotswood has a very funny piece on SF Appeal about Channel 7 news reporter Dan Noyes and a very odd press flak at Laguna Honda who keeps trying to feel up Noyes's shoulder. Over and over again, until Noyes finally slaps his hand away. Then the guy tries to do it again.

There's an actual story here, about how the Laguna Honda patients' fund is spent, but the video of the touchy-feely session has already overwhelmed the actual news. You gotta watch:

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That reporter is such a dink. I hate how reporters bother, and harass people. Usuaully confronting someone at their lowest moment in time.

Noyes asks a man to stop touching him, yet very aggressivly himself touches the other man. Nice to see the calm man not only force Noyes to leave, but to actually make the reporter get physical. Just leave people the hell alone.

Posted by Guest on Aug. 13, 2010 @ 11:14 am

Actually, it was the other way around. The PR guy was way out of bounds. He went out of his way to make this a confrontation.

Legally, touching another person consistently after being asked to stop can be deemed harassment. And in many cases, touching the camera person the way the PR guy did in this situation has been grounds for arrest for assault.

The PR guy was orchestrating a confrontation, so the meeting would not happen, thus not have any publicity..and guaranteeing that the information Noyes wanted would never come out.

Noyes was trying to get an interview and probably would have waited until after the "Town hall meeting"..which, by the way..had only a few people in attendance. (sound like a "Town Hall Meeting" that was not publicized, doesn't it?")

If I were Noyes, I'd have knocked that punk ass pr guy out, and taken the suspension or whatever. That PR guy is the bigger scumbag..and deserves a slapdown.

Posted by Guest on Aug. 13, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

the reporter comes across as a jerk.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 9:00 pm