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Reporter Shows Up At Paramedic’s House Over $10 Donation To Kyle Rittenhouse’s Legal Defense Fund

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Salt Lake City’s ABC-4 pinned down a story this weekend that station executives will be sending off to Emmy contests. Reporter Jason Nguyen, who calls himself an “Emmy nominated investigative reporter” went all Mike Wallace with his report on a Utah paramedic who donated $10 to the Kyle Rittenhouse defense fund. That’s right, i-Teamer Jason jumped all over a Guardian report on a data breach that resulted in the release of the paramedic’s name as one of those who donated to Rittenhouse’s fund.

Jason was so hellbent on getting to the bottom of this $10 donation that he showed up on the paramedic’s doorstep to have a talk with the man. “I tried to get the paramedic’s side of things,” Nguyen wrote on Twitter.

The i-Team bulldog followed up his report with news that the West Valley City Fire Department was now investigating the $10 donation by a fire department employee using a government email.

Let’s cut to the chase on this one. Jason didn’t care that the donation came from a fire department email account. That’s clearly not the story here, but that’s probably what will ultimately lead to discipline by the department.

Jason is here for the meat and potatoes. He’s here because a public employee donated to a legal defense fund as a war between two sides rages on. That’s the ratings winner for Jason. He knows the $10 is peanuts, but he also knows he has a big-time dividing topic and it was time to go balls to the walls. It was time to show up at the employee’s house and get that money shot. The goods. The shot that makes a news director fall to his knees in tears.

Jason shows up at a nice suburban house wearing his mask where the likelihood of confrontation is very low. It’s a stunning and brave move by the reporter.

And you can be sure Jason will be using this one in his portfolio down the road. He’ll point to the engagement as a feather in his cap as he hunts for a job up the ladder in television. The $10 donation paramedic story is just another step up that ladder.

 

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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  1. Proof of Twitters bias.
    The Guardian used hacked information to dox donations.
    Both using hacked information and doxing people are a violation of Twitter T&C.
    Twitter has banned many people for doing this.
    However, the Guardian and the thousands of people on Twitter who RT the article were given a pass by Twitter.
    This reporter also used hacked info to dox someone. Again, another violation of Twitter T&C.
    Go on Twitter and report them. Make Twitter explain why the left gets a pass.

    To report on Twitter.
    Find the article or a RT of the article on Twitter.
    Upper right there are four dots. Click on it to report the Tweet is in violation of Twitter policies.
    Next click at the bottom “report this tweet”
    Next click on “it is abusive or harmful”
    Next click on “includes private informaion”
    The next screen allows for multiple selections.
    The one at the bottom is “Hacked Materials” (select this one because the entire article from the Guardian is based on hacked materials)
    Next click on “someone else”
    Then submit.
    Twitter will ignore this for as long as they can but it does set up a record that others can use to prove that Twitter is biased in its application of T&C and is therefor not covered by section 230.

    In case you are wondering. This is how Twitter justified getting rid of a lot of conservatives on Twitter. Because complaints were submitted they were required to investigate.

  2. There’s a line of demarcation where journalists went from being accurately portrayed as ambulance chasing self serving callous jerks that shove microphones into the faces of people experiencing the worst tragedies of their lives for their own career advancement into noble knights fighting for truth, justice and the American way. That line is the movie Die Hard. Last movie I’ve seen where the journalist is portrayed accurately. Holly Janero (McClain) got to do what we all want to do and clock the dude at the end.

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