Holding the press hostage – literally!

Vice President Joe Biden was set to speak at the home of a wealthy developer at a fundraiser. It cost about $500 a head with about 150 people attending to see Joe speak. In the beginning swing of what may turn out to be an even more difficult election season for President Barack Obama than the one that introduced him as the first African American President in the history of the United States, this looks to be one of many fundraisers to come.

Hopefully, for Obama’s sake, they learn from this.

This is where Scott Powers sat in for almost two hours, waiting to hear the Vice President speak.

Scott is a political reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, and apparently this was the “press room” they set him up in. The VP’s team says they usually have the press in a hold room, but it shouldn’t be a storage closet.

However, that’s obviously not the case in this instance. Someone from Joe’s advance team ordered Scott to sit in the closet until the VP took the stage, then had a staffer guard the door.

Really? What were they guarding? The right to free press?


It’s time…



I love my son, so obviously I have no problems with finding a place for him in my life, and mine is his.

But I need… more.

I’ve recently added being a ring announcer to my resume. I am loving it and am looking forward to seeing him see me inside the ring.

But… who am I? After over five years of the Radio X show, I’m… well… I don’t know. I’ve thought on and off over the past year that maybe this was it. Then I changed my mind. And back again. It’s a see-saw battle that’s bringing conflict in my spirit. Radio has always been my therapy, but I’m not feeling what I used to anymore.

And it’s not because the X show isn’t “real” radio. Lately, I just haven’t felt like it was driving me anymore. It’s how I felt when I first got out of radio in 2000 (that lasted about a month). I’ve been feeling that empty, sad, unfulfilled misery again.

I’m not sure what this all means. I’m really loving my job, and I’m loving the idea that I am appreciated for something I do very well that has nothing to do with radio or entertainment.

I wonder….