Thursday, December 27, 2012

Former Shreveport Reporter Back in the Game

Former KTBS/Channel 3/Shreveport reporter Chris Redford has found a new job.  Redford posted on his facebook page he will go to work for The Inquisitor, one of Shreveport's fine publications.  Redford was fired in early December following several unprofessional posts/responses to a facebook post. 

30 Comments:

At 10:39 PM, December 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's on now.

 
At 7:42 AM, December 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares.

 
At 2:09 PM, December 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea who cares? A rag for a rag.

 
At 2:14 PM, December 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reporting for The Inquisitor ranks somewhere between PayDay Loans / Used Car Sales and Bailbonds. Not exactly a smart career move unless you want to work in online sleaze-mags. Just wait 'til he crosses with Lawler, he'll find in him another Sirven.

 
At 3:29 PM, December 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people just are just better suited for the print and radio media.

 
At 8:52 PM, December 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What else could he do? No TV station will touch him nor will any law enforcement organization The Inquisitor does not do a psych evaluation or he wouldn't be working there either.

 
At 12:11 AM, December 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If television and radio stations did psyc tests there would not be enough people to keep the station on air, much less do a newscast.

 
At 6:57 PM, December 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought he was going to Bossier police

 
At 10:35 AM, December 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Inquisitor gig can be done as a part time job so he could do both.

 
At 7:05 PM, December 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will he do a story on the Inquisitor Fiat (so many levels in one word) to equip a news unit with flashing lights and chase the police? KTBS had plain white cars when they still did trades with Yokem but the photogs were driving their own cars last I saw. It really is a step up in professional news gathering.

 
At 9:53 PM, December 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would think that being employed as a Civil Servant with the PD and then as a crime reporter would bring with it some serious credibility questions as well as pose a ethical conflict of interest.

 
At 9:54 PM, December 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would think that being employed as a Civil Servant with the PD and then as a crime reporter would bring with it some serious credibility questions as well as pose a conflict of interest.

 
At 12:25 AM, December 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conflict of interest? This is Shreveport and we have a very long history of conflicts of interests. If Michelle White could do be the spokesperson for Ivan Smith Furniture while being the main anchor for KTAL, then Chris Redford could work as a cop and for the Inquisitor. Lets not forget Bob Griffin's Ivan Smith's spots. Then there are Melinda's spots for Moffitt Mazda. And lets not forget about her cousin Shari Warren's long running spots for Claude DeBeaux Ford.

 
At 9:28 AM, December 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can add KTAL morning met Patrick Dennis to that list. He has his own production company and his biggest client is Rountree Lincoln.

 
At 7:43 PM, December 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone care what The Inquisitor or Chris Redford do? Water seeks it's own level.

 
At 8:25 PM, December 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously we do care what Chris Redford does, or else we would not continue to post comments about him on various threads.

 
At 12:02 PM, January 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weather guys & sports guys seem to escape the conflict of interest status when it comes to freelance stuff. But covering news and then working for a law enforcement agency would bring concerns from a legal standpoint as far as credibility. Even a mediocre criminal defense attorney could cite an investigation being unfairly tainted by a "news reporter" working for the cops.
Mistrial motions, prejudiced witnesses & public jury pool, etc.

 
At 12:25 PM, January 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just don't see this Inquisitor job being a long term proposition. Besides there are others in television broadcasting/production who have gone into law enforcement. They have not caused a single mistrial or prejudicing witnesses. Now as far as the jury pool goes they are already prejudiced by all of the pre-trial publicity. People just lie about not knowing anything about the case so they can get on the jury.

 
At 1:44 PM, January 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a fact. I know several people in the judicial and legal professions and they all admit people lie to get on juries.

 
At 10:34 PM, January 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 12:25. I don' t believe this Inquisitor job will be a full time or a permanent job for Redford.

 
At 8:01 AM, January 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people amaze me. There is such a small percentage of the local community who read the Shreveport Times, but yet you are concerned about how many people (maybe a couple of hundred) who read the Inquisitor and the effects it could possibly have on trials.

 
At 9:13 AM, January 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't have to read The Inquisitor. You know everything about the story just by reading the headlines while it sits on the news stand.

 
At 9:48 AM, January 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word if KTBS is looking for replacements, or are they just piling more work on few employees who remain?

 
At 4:07 PM, January 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people are real f&*ktards. Listen... AND THINK!! News people who LEAVE TV & NEWSPAPER ... what does that mean? IT MEANS THEY ARE NO LONGER EMPLOYED AS A NEWS-PERSON!!
So they naturally won't have a CONFLICT OF INTEREST!! (any of this sinking in f&*tards?)
Now... consider this (if your brain has the capacity for abstract thought) IF a PERSON has 2 JOBS:
JOB A: A "NEWS GATHERER-REPORTER who SLANTS NEWS STORIES
- - - AND - - -
JOB B: A LAW ENFORCEMENT JOB ( a job is where you get paid for a service in case you were wondering).

IF BOTH JOBS COLLIDE on a STORY...
What do you have?
(wait for it ...wait for it..)
A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
Just like you can't report on consumer news and then be talent on car commercials.
Geez some of you yokels really take the effing cake.

 
At 11:02 PM, January 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, you are actually taking this stuff seriously?

 
At 1:55 PM, January 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:07pm does have a point but it's pretty moot as it's lost on most people. Nobody really gives a rip as Shreveport is amateur-ville in the news biz.

 
At 2:56 PM, January 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:07 pm and 11:02 pm None of this can be taken seriously.Redford will not be working for BPD or any other police department. He is right where he belongs in the lowest form of journalism.

 
At 8:18 PM, January 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think again 2:56.

 
At 7:41 PM, January 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG The Inquisitor? Poor thing.

 
At 11:13 PM, January 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well he can go on staying a legend in his own mind. The Inquisitor is to serious journalism what asswipe is to fine linen. Enjoy your tenure & delusion CR!

 

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