Thursday, August 7, 2008

Drunky McDrunks Building CityCenter?

These guys are SO about to lose their jobs...


...because the Review-Journal's Arnold M. Knightly, John Gurzinski and Michael Quine caught them imbibing during breaktime between shifts on the Death Star. Click here for the lengthy, excellent investigative story from the paper or on the image above to watch the 2-minute video and photographic evidence. It's brutal and I think it's terrific that the R-J provided some multimedia action for a story that really needed to be told this way. (Too bad their Web folks are still so utterly clueless they haven't yet learned to offer embed codes for video like every single other news outlet and Web site on the planet. Here's how! Oh well. Maybe they'll get to that after they figure out RSS.)

While we're surveying today's media, Steve Wynn is sounding more and more like my late Jewish grandmother ("My staff is delicious! Absolutely delicious! I could eat them up on a cracker!") in Liz Benston's Las Vegas Sun story on whether dealers from other properties will defect to Encore.

And I've got a piece I had a great deal of fun working on in today's New York Times about the political memorabilia collector's convention here this week. Don't miss this very artfully done photo essay done for the Web from the conference by Las Vegas Sun photographer Tiffany Brown, making her debut as a Times stringer.

7 comments:

Mike-San Diego said...

I like how the video is sponsored by Career Builder. :)

Anonymous said...

actually, if you go to the site, the sponsor changes every time -- but the best part is that hte sponsor is, uh, other parts of the rj's site. brought to you by, well, us! woo hoo! go sherm!

-rj reporter who would be fired for saying this...

Troy from Las Vegas said...

"My staff is delicious! Absolutely delicious! I could eat them up on a cracker!" And he is looking for "happy critters" or whatever he said to work for him?
WTF!?!?!

THE STRIP PODCAST GUYS said...

oh, troy. i was being facetious. but he does call his peeps "delicious." read the piece.

Anonymous said...

I feel like the person reporting on the video has been drinking...

Anonymous said...

this story is not "excellent." try sleazy. when you make the insinuations/assumptions the reporter makes, you need to confront the subjects and talk to them. isn't that journo 101? (some of the workers, apparently, have to walk through the site to get to their cars. so it's possible they had finished their shifts, gone to the bar, and we're walking back to their cars, having to go through the site to do so. the video is terrible. and the reporting would seem to impugn the integrity of the men who died by implying that the workers would be fine if they merely sobered up. not worthy of "inside edition."

Troy from Las Vegas said...

Oh thank goodness. I misunderstood. I thought "My staff is delicious! Absolutely delicious! I could eat them up on a cracker!" was an actual Steve Wynn quote not something Grandma Friess might say. Now I get it.