So, let me get this straight. Someone slips Kleinheider a story
about a professional
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schmoozer who might also be an amateur burlesque dancer, as evidenced by some pictures of a burlesque dancer who looks similar to her having appeared on one of The Tennessean's
websites, and Kleinheider asks the schmoozer if she is the incredibly hot chick in the photos and...
I mean, let's just stop here for a minute. Your job, the job you get paid to do, is to schmooze people and bring them over to your side, make them see things your way, and when a blogger calls you and asks you if you are the burlesque dancer in the pictures, you're not smart enough to say, "I wish"?
I mean, the day Kleinheider calls me up and says, "B. there's some hot chick with nice tits doing a little burlesque dance on the internet and people are saying that it's you," I'm not even going to ask to see the photos, I'm saying "Damn straight they are." And when he asks, "Do you mean the pictures are of you or that of course people are saying the pictures are of you?" I'm going to laugh and ask him if he doesn't have something better to do with his afternoon.
There's no shame in being a burlesque dancer and there's no shame in being mistaken for one.
But where were we?
Yes, so this fool doesn't laugh in Kleinheider's face and tell him to get a life. Instead, she insists that the photos are not of her (okay, fine) AND THEN Rose Cox calls The Tennessean
and tells them that she is indeed the person in the pictures and gets the photos taken down.
It's hard for me to decide who is more in the wrong here--Cox or The Tennessean
. Let's just assume that Cox is telling Kleinheider the truth, that she is not the woman in the photographs. This seems the most plausible explanation, because all of the burlesque dancers I know who go public places and perform are not stupid enough to have not considered that, when they perform in public and pose in front of the photographer from the Tennessean
, someone might learn that they are burlesque dancers.
I know we're reaching the end of a period in time when we can talk about a newspaper as being the paper of record for a community, but for right now, it is still the case that The Tennessean
reports what happened at the events it covers.
Cox has the hubris to think that she has a right to alter the public record to make it seem as if someone who clearly was at a party covered by the Tennessean
was not actually there? Just have them take away photos because she doens't like the public record the way it is?
Holy shit. Is The Tennessean
editable by everyone now? Our own local version of Wikipedia, where we all compete to change the telling of history to suit our own needs?
Cox fucked with the record. The Tennessean
let her. And Kleinheider's the bad guy?