I received an email tonight from someone who claims to be the GM of Channel 6 here in Richmond. He is threatening to sue me for two of my blog posts. One post that mentions how I'm in love with Channel 6 newscastor Lee Mahaffey that I posted three weeks ago here, and the other mentions a run-in with News 6 anchor Ric Young and how he may or may not be a bad tipper, posted (3 months ago) here.
Here's the email I received:
Jack the bartender,
I have just reviewed your blog site and I want to request that you immediately remove the false, damaging, and salacious statements you’ve made about WTVR/WUPV Anchor/Reporters Ric Young and Lee Mahaffey. If this material is not removed in 24 hours (by 500pm Thursday, October 1, 2008) I will ask our attorneys to prosecute you and your web hosts to the fullest extent of the law. If you have any questions about this request, or WTVR’s intent, contact me at the number below.
(Name Redacted) General Manager CBS 6 WTVR
Now I'm automatically going to assume that this email is a hoax because I very seriously doubt Channel 6 would get their pannies in a bunch over two funny blog posts. I'm pretty sure that when you're in the public eye you have to be able to handle the occasional joke and until a judge tells me to remove the content, I won't be removing the posts. Plus if this is a real email, the other local media outlets will undoubtedly be all over Channel 6's decision to pick on a poor blogging bartender and his webhosts (which is Google by the way), but I digress...
I'll tell you one local TV personality who can take a joke though... that's right, you guessed it, "Jimmy D" Jim Duncan. I bet Jim Duncan is reading this post right now and laughing his finely toned ass off about how his competitors are little crybabies.
Channel 6 WTVR: FAIL!!!!
PS: Juan "Muthafuckin" Conde is probably getting a good laugh about this too. That is, if he's not too busy pimp slappin supermodels and sippin on Johnnie Walker Blue. That's right, you go Juan!