All week I have been going to the Princeville events Monday Day 1 6:00 PM and Day 2 went to work and got off and attended the 10:00 AM event. I could not attend Wednesday Day 3 because I had to travel to Bertie County to video basketball game for high school. I attend Monday Day 4 6:00 PM. I could not attend Friday Day 4 because I had to travel to Farmville to video basketball game.
Saturday I videoed a co-workers dad’s funeral at 12 noon and then upon arriving at the Day 6 event the banquet, WHIG TV was there and set up. This unprofessional, rude and arrogant as hell white dude that I know on a personal note from his working with WHIG TV when I used to go down there a lot back in the day until I couldn’t put up with some racist over there. I really don’t believe Herb (resting in peace) was what that station has become but was surrounded by some folks whom took the station to a whole new level under the direction of Sandra whom is trying to take the station from Herb’s wife.
Back to the banquet. This dude was set up directly in front of the head table within hand reach with his back to them blocking the view of the head table of the folks whom paid their money to attend the banquet. He even had an extension cord ran from behind the head table under the table to his camera. First of all the station ought to had a couple of batteries so he would not have to run an extension cord where the head table had to walk over. Not that the camera is was using was not okay because it was one the same size as mines and they are great cameras but why didn’t Sandra send her son in law with the real tv camera to capture such an historical event. Hell they don’t care because all they want to do is to capture it, talk about Princeville negatively as they have done over the years but also have access to selling copies if someone should request a copy.
I asked the dude why was he set up in front of the head table blocking their view and the folks whom paid their monies? I said you have to move. Oh he got ignant and I got ignant too. I told him he had to move because he was blocking my view and I was getting paid to video the event. He said he was getting paid too. I said by the TV station but I am getting paid by the committee. But anyway the issue was it is very unprofessional, rude and arrogant as hell to come into a room full of black folks except a few others and think he could just disrespect this folks like that.
I will never be so ignant to go in a room full of white folks and a few others and set up in front of folks. If you see me set up in front of folks it will be only because there is not one inch of space for me to set up not blocking anyone and especially another camera person who is getting paid to video for the folks responsible hosting the event.
Not only was I videoing but I was taking photos too. So therefore this dude was all up in my way but keep in mind it won’t about me but about he being set up in front of the head table.
It was tight up in this banquet but where I came in set up I was not blocking anyone and it was enough room for him to set up in the same area. But you see the main thing for a camera man is to try to get as close to the podium so one can get a great view and sound. However one must keep in mind too that folks paid their money to attend the event so they want to be able to see what is going on and possibly want to take photos and/or record from where they are sitting.
I told this dude WHIG TV had not been to Princeville all week. Where were they this morning for the church event? Oh they don’t want to put out there what the black preachers are saying but they get on their tv station and talk about what black folks ain’t doing because of the black on black crime and murder. They will say what are black pastors and leaders saying but you see if you go to the black churches you would see and hear what they are saying.
Folks don’t allow the local TV stations WHIG TV and WNCR TV (was not present) to come in and disrespect you as you want to enjoy your event and make it comfortable for those whom paid to attend to not be disrespected also.
Ya’ll may not say anything, but I be damn if folks are going to come up in the house and disrespect me without me saying something to them.