Friday, December 4, 2009

Look at ME Look at ME Look at ME

How many times has Ladd written this column or something similar? I've lost count.


Anonymous said...

Conscience??? Truth?? hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

ha ha - she just doesn't "get it" and never will.

Kingfish said...

Most "journalists" don't constantly publish columns validating themselves. They let their work do the talking.

Anonymous said...

People like her make me WISH the .gov would mandate licenses for "journalists." Something tells me she wouldn't qualify.

Anonymous said...

Will she ever quit whoring Chaney, Schwerner, & Goodman?

Nothing like Master's Project in "social justice journalism".


Anonymous said...

The current administration wants to license journalists so it can keep Fox news from bashing it every day.

Anonymous said...

I read this self-aggrandizing editorial Wednesday but I never got to read the article she references on the least-covered major stories of 2009, since I finished my sandwich quickly. The JFP is worth every penny I pay for it.

Note to Jackson businesses in general: I never got read a single ad either.

Anonymous said...

They have ads?

Anonymous said...

Ladd is a narcissist. She writes those columns at least once every six months. Of course she didn't mention that the JFP was shut out of the AAN awards this year.


Anonymous said...

It would be fun to take AAN and suggest "alternative" meanings....
would be impossible to keep it clean, though.

Kingfish said...

They went down when Brian left. Adams a decent reporter and writer but he too often likes to go over the top, which alot of reporters do, he just needs an editor who will rein him in. Ward Shaefer has been pretty decent as well. Sure I can pick apart his articles at times but he's a damn sight better than the average reporter at the CL.

Contrary to what she thinks in her editorial, some of us bloggers don't want her to go out of business. The CL needs to be challenged even if its from them. I also get my share of material from her. If she would just get away from the keyboard and let her reporters report and write, she might be surprised at how much animosity towards her paper would dissipate.

Autogyro said...

Oh, God, Donna the Pious has outdone herself on this one. But I have to say I read this thing with irritation that soon turned to amusement. I mean it's so outlandish - the delicate tendrils of her exquisite sensitivity laid bare for all to see and admire, her soulful musings with Todd about keeping her conscience clear, the self-celebratory babble that occupies every paragraph - it's just hilarious. Here's a writer so convinced of her own moral clarity, of the righteousness of her political views and journalistic mission, that she has no sense of how she comes across to a larger audience: vain, hubristic and intolerant.

Oh, mercy! Keep it coming, Donna - it's all good.

Anonymous said...

Boring, boring, boring. I read it, thought it was a reprint, stopped and then deleted the JFP from my bookmarks.

Anonymous said...

Perfect headline Kingfish. Her need to shout to Jackson how great she is and her desperate need for continual attention remind me of Frank Melton.

Donna Ladd sure as hell didn't 'do the right thing and report' when it came to all the back room dealing to let Robbie Bell walk.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, Anon 1:52. But I guess it's ok not to notice details like that when it involves your pals.

DL is like some sort of parody of herself.

Relax Ladd. You are a FRAUD. said...

Kaze's new wife takes Ladd to the woodshed.

Donna, I know Derrick. Never had a conversation with him about Frank Melton. I know you, never had a conversation with you about Frank Melton -- prior to him taking office that is. I assume that you are speaking about JFP when you say "WE". I know several people on your staff, I have never had a conversation with anyone who tried to "warn" me not to vote for Frank Melton. Oh, I hear it all the time now. Now that he's gone and so clearly was the wrong man for the job. But I know plenty of people who simply believe this man was best for the job, me being one of them and I have regretted casting my vote for him. If has nothing to do with people like you who continue to try and throw salt at those of us who believed Melton because you were so inclined not to believe him.

And again, stop telling me what African Americans think and feel and should do. I am an African American Donna. I think I'd have a little more of a natural ability to know what African American's think and feel. Contrary to what you think everyone doesn't read nor do they have access to this website or to your publication. It's a whole lot of people out there who can't even read this publication. So were you in the streets knocking on doors telling those old women who believed that Frank would keep the drug dealers out of their neighborhoods, that Frank wasn't what he proclaimed to be? Of course you'll say you did that too. Well if you and Derrick and so many African Americans in the Jackson area did that then how in the hell did the man get elected?

posted by Queen601 on 12/04/09 at 02:04 PM

That comment will likely get deleted. Ladd will say it is off-topic and that she is going to delete all of the comments that don't tie-in to the original post. But rest assured it is the Queen601 criticism that Ladd wants removed from public viewing.

Paul Mitchell said...

For those of us that do not want to get anything on us that might cause the stupidity that reigns supreme at JFP, can you fill us in on what Ladd imagined this time?

Anonymous said...

Regarding the post by Queen601: you go girl!

Kingfish said...

They've kissed and made up.

Anonymous said...

Queen 601 and Kaze should start a new alternative. Kaze is recognized all over the state due to the success of his radio talkshow. I have always admired Queen's honesty in her posts.
I really think they should give it a try.

Anonymous said...

I don't read JFP and the writing style in this column as well as the way she pats herself on the back is probably why.
But, if it's true that a white female criticized Lott ( even to this day ,no one seems to wonder about how this poor boy did so well on government salaries...he's that untouchable... and is continuing to thrive) and opposed the war in Iraq in this community, you gotta admit the gal has some courage.

Kingfish said...

What do you expect? Look at her writing class. Her "textbook" is a three ring binder. It has copies of various articles and essays from anthologies, college textbooks, and other materials. There are no permissions from the authors or publishers to use their work for commerical profit. However, all of HER work in the binder has large, explicit messages that say the work SHE wrote can not be reproduced without her permission. One of her students was so fed up with her and her antics in the class she emailed me and gave me a copy of it.

Hookah said...

I bet if we wired someone and had them secretly record Ladd's writing classes it would be similar to that undercover BBC footage when they infiltrated the Church of Scientology.

Anonymous said...

To Michael at 9:14:

Now that's'd probably have to pay somebody a lot to actually sit in there, though.

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