Thursday, October 07, 2010

Bill Shory, The Award Winning Hypocrite News Director

Bill Shory ranted and raved at Bud Ford because Lane Kiffin had ground rules for his press conference when he announced he was outta here. Shory was right then, he even received a journalism award for his position in that situation. All media should have had equal access to be broadcast in what ever way they use.

However, all media that requested media credentials for tonights Gubernatorial debate in Knoxville received a similar "Lane Kiffin" type instructions. So just call Bill Shory, "Bill Lane Kiffin" Shory now.

Here is the email that was received yesterday from Amy Blakely, the Assitant Director, Media and Internal Relations at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

You or one of your staff members are on our list for media credentials for tomorrow night's gubernatorial debate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

As you know, the debate begins at 8 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free parking is available across Phillip Fulmer Way in Staff Lot 9.

Please sign in and pick up your media lanyard at the media table in the foyer of the Alumni Memorial Building.

Only WBIR and the News Sentinel, two of the debate sponsors, will be allowed to shoot videos and still photos in the auditorium. Photos will be available from the News Sentinel by calling Jigsha Desai on the photo desk at 865-342-6358. There will be standard audio and video feed provided on site (BNC for video, XLR for audio). For more information about video, call Randy Stephens at WBIR, 865-

After the debate, both candidates will be available for interviews in the media room, Room 158.

There will be reserved seating for media in the front, center section of the auditorium.

Other than the designated pool photographers and videographers, all other media representatives will be asked to leave their photo and video equipment outside the auditorium, either in their vehicles or in the media room.

Call or email me if you have questions.

On debate, you can reach me via my cell phone, 865-


Amy Blakely

*Note: where it appears to be a cellphone, we have taken the liberty to not publish that number here.

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