Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Let's get this party started.

Yes, that's Video Joe Guidry and his lovely family at a recent Barack Obama rally. We noticed this photo in an issue of LA City Beat a couple of weeks back and this historic and exciting evening is a good reason to bring it out. Joe was the original "kid with a camera," who in 1994 was sent out to ask questions and report, first for Premier Story, then A Current Affair. (His exploits are a highlight of the comprehensive tabloid television history, Tabloid Baby). Funny enough, when Joe was walking up to reporters outside the OJ Simpson trial and asking what organization they represented, local news reporter Harvey Levin sneered "I'm not going to talk to you!" -- and then ran away from him! We have the tape somewhere. Not so funny: Harvey perverted Joe's specialty by handing home video cameras to rent boys and street thugs so they could harasss celebrities for the corporate porn-pushing gossip site TMZ.com and its inconsequential whitewashed syndicated television sister. Anyway, it's Obama time.

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