The Crossover Show – Episode 14

I am very proud to say that Episode 14 of The Crossover Show is also coincidentally my 400th post!  No one else I’d rather share it with than my buddy Happy Medic!  I’m proud to call him my friend and I can’t thank God enough for allowing Al Gore to invent the interwebs so I could eventually meet a life-long friend.  Cheers, brother!

In this episode, Happy remember to hit “record“.  *Pause for applause*  In this iteration of the Crossover, we talk at length about the incident in Alameda, CA both HM and I posted about last week.  You can review his take here and mine here.  We also talk about one of our most frustrating repeat customers, Otis the Town Drunk.  Incarcerate or Hospitalize?  *Spoiler* We solve nothing…but you should get a chuckle or mayhap a guffaw out of the topic.

We also tease a couple of upcoming events you’ll be interested to hear about.  And the beer of the show was Happy’s SharkBite Red (6.7% ABV)!  Without further ado…

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic. Snark is encouraged. Being a prat is not.

6 thoughts on “The Crossover Show – Episode 14

  1. To be clear, the drowning incident you discussed did occur in Alameda County, but I believe the fire/police departments in question were from the *City* of Alameda, not Alameda County Fire or Alameda County Sheriffs.

  2. As a member of the oh-so-beloved press, I found this discussion to be very interesting. You make many good points, but one of the most important ones: The press will run a story with whatever you feed them. Word for word in many cases (as HM alluded to with the Brian Stow airport anecdote). Particularly with television reporters, but this also applies to print and online (Patch) media. When a reporter asks questions, they already know what they want you to say so it can go in an article. It’s sad, but true. I don’t know how many members of the general public know this, but what we have now in this country is press release reporting. Think that’ll lead to biased stories? Beat reporting is completely gone for the most part. Actually, I take that back…beat reporting only exists in one form: gossip (whether it’s in the realm of politics or celebrities). All other articles in newspapers and TV can be traced back to often slanted press releases.

    Part of the problem is that you have a very small number of reporters trying to cover huge geographic and population centers. One thing that boggles my mind, however, is the state of newspapers on the Bay Area Peninsula. This is a very wealthy area, rich with commerce and educational things going on, and yet… Two or three newspapers with maybe a total of 10 reporters cover the area and most of their business articles are from news wires. This makes no sense… I do believe you can blame media organizations for having a total lack of vision as far as taking advantage of all the news that is happening in this area.

    • Thank you for your comment! Yours is a point of view I never would have thought of. I still standby my point that we have to be a bit more selective with our comments (open investigations and such), but your overall point (and HM’s for that matter) are well taken. Thanks for taking the time to chime in. Your comment gives me no small amount of satisfaction that we are not only reaching people, but they are paying attention and we are learning from them.

  3. So when two cars hit each other, it’s a collision. An accident is what happens in your underwear. Am I getting the proper terminology down?

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