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LA reporter rushed to hospital after bite from pitbull (while doing story to show pitbulls are safe)
WFIE ^

Posted on 03/20/2010 11:54:27 PM PDT by Chet 99

Posted by Sarah Harlan - email

BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC) - A reporter for an NBC affiliate in Louisiana was rushed to the emergency room after she was bitten by a pitbull.

Reporter Emily Turner, from WVLA in Baton Rouge, was working on a story featuring pitbulls on Friday after several area residents were attacked by the feisty canines.

Turner was interviewing a family who owned a pitbull, to show how safe the animals can be, when she got a little bit more than she bargained for.

During the interview the family's pitbull, named Polo, lunged at Turner and bit her on the wrist.

Doctors treated Turner and she is recovering at home.

Animal control officials will quarantine Polo for 10 days to make sure he does not have rabies.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dogbitesman; maul; pitbull

1 posted on 03/20/2010 11:54:27 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Thank God she didn’t put her head in it’s mouth...

I’m kinda surprised she didn’t, but what do I know.

Hope she didn’t get hurt too bad. I wouldn’t wish that on her.


2 posted on 03/20/2010 11:57:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (If we as Republicans can't clean up our house, who can or will? Just say no to MeCain(D).)
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To: Chet 99

Wow this is certainly breaking news. A reporter was bitten on the hand/wrist, then treated and released.

*whistles*


3 posted on 03/20/2010 11:59:35 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Chet 99

Another tragic story here.....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2475853/posts


4 posted on 03/21/2010 12:02:44 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: snarkytart

>Turner was interviewing a family who owned a pitbull, to show how safe the animals can be, when she got a little bit more than she bargained for.

OK, but she should have more journalistic integrity by swimming with a killer whale dressed as a baby seal.


5 posted on 03/21/2010 12:10:56 AM PDT by max americana
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To: Chet 99

"Oh, look at the nice puppy."

6 posted on 03/21/2010 12:32:59 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: DoughtyOne

Old saying in the news biz: Dog biting man (or woman) is not a news story. Man biting dog is.


7 posted on 03/21/2010 12:42:32 AM PDT by Maven
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To: Chet 99

I understand the point that you’re trying to make, but any decent dog would bite a member of the MSM.


8 posted on 03/21/2010 12:45:04 AM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: Chet 99

9 posted on 03/21/2010 12:46:11 AM PDT by caveat emptor
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To: Maven

True... But dog biting woman, now there’s a story. ;-)


10 posted on 03/21/2010 12:49:51 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (If we as Republicans can't clean up our house, who can or will? Just say no to MeCain(D).)
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To: Chet 99

Another $50.00 contribution to my local pitbull rescue.


11 posted on 03/21/2010 12:59:20 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Light up the Planet! Use lots of power during "Earth Hour;" Sat. March 27, 8:30 PM.)
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To: Chet 99

Pit bulls were bred to kill other dangerous dogs. It’s no surprise they attack so many people each year.


12 posted on 03/21/2010 1:03:17 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus
Another $50.00 contribution to my local pitbull rescue.

Yeah, right. Show us the cancelled checks.

13 posted on 03/21/2010 1:12:42 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Chet 99
How Ironic....will the film be at 11.....
14 posted on 03/21/2010 1:15:18 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Finny

I use my PayPal account.


15 posted on 03/21/2010 1:15:38 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Light up the Planet! Use lots of power during "Earth Hour;" Sat. March 27, 8:30 PM.)
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To: caveat emptor

last one of the litter left alive. Poor dog is so stuffed he can’t even lift his head.


16 posted on 03/21/2010 1:56:55 AM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Finny

I use my PayPal accounts so that the poor animals receive their succor almost immediately that an attack on them comes across my screens.


17 posted on 03/21/2010 2:06:04 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Light up the Planet! Use lots of power during "Earth Hour;" Sat. March 27, 8:30 PM.)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:chet99/feed.rss

Enjoy!


18 posted on 03/21/2010 2:24:29 AM PDT by ROTB (Repeal to 1789, for the children. The moslems, however, still support him b/c he’s pro-terror.)
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To: Chet 99

karma is a bitch, ain’t it.....LMFAO


19 posted on 03/21/2010 5:11:14 AM PDT by joe fonebone (They will get my Fishing Rod when they pry it from my cold dead fingers)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

An attack on THEM? How ‘bout THEIR attacks on people? Stating FACTS is hardly an “attack”.

I can only hope your money is used to put these killing machines down.

A fool and his money are soon parted.


20 posted on 03/21/2010 5:23:31 AM PDT by battletank
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To: DoughtyOne

Don’t believe the propaganda! They are no more dangerous or prove to bite than Golden Retrievers!

/s


21 posted on 03/21/2010 5:34:11 AM PDT by NucSubs ( Cognitive dissonance: Conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistency between beliefs and actions)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus; battletank

You must be a very poor man.


22 posted on 03/21/2010 5:35:45 AM PDT by NucSubs ( Cognitive dissonance: Conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistency between beliefs and actions)
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To: TheThinker

“Animal control officials will quarantine Polo for 10 days to make sure he does not have rabies.”

No need. Polo don’t have rabies. Polo’s just a pit bull.


23 posted on 03/21/2010 6:56:46 AM PDT by flowerplough ( Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia.)
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To: NucSubs

How many times have I read that? Seriously...

I hear ya.


24 posted on 03/21/2010 8:50:29 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (If we as Republicans can't clean up our house, who can or will? Just say no to MeCain(D).)
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To: battletank; NaughtiusMaximus; NucSubs; DoughtyOne
I'm too lazy to go back and do a post search, but Naughtius Max, I bet that if you actually put your money where your mouth is (which I hope you don't), you budget $200 at least a month to pit bull "rescue." Talk about emotional.

Breed bans are lousy. I would hate to see pit bulls banned because it goes against conservative principle. But folks who invest so much emotion and money into pit bull "rescue" should be treated like retailers and held responsible for the consequences when the product they pitch kills or maims people. But they don't think dogs, including pit bulls, are products. They think they're four-legged humans.

Discriminating against a pit bull is not the same as racism. The whole pit bull rescue mentality seem to pitch the line that "if you just give these dogs a chance, if you just treat them well, they'll be loving and gentle!" No, that's not what happens, because they're a certain kind of dog. We're talking dogs, man's rightful best friend, useful workmate, and/or companion. Some are bred for catching rats, some for fetching fowl, some for herding, some as weapons. They're a blessing and part of how we got here. But they're dogs. Not people.

I don't have a problem with chihuahua rescues because they're not condoning that you take on a pet that can kill you or someone around you. If you screw up and are a "bad doggy mommy/daddy" with a chihuahua, all you are is a minor pain in the ass to friends and relatives. If you do the same with a pit bull, lives are in danger.

I wonder how a pit bull rescue devotee would feel if she or he found out a pit bull adopted from their rescue ended up killing some older lady weeding her own rose garden, or mauled into a grotesque some 3-year-old kid.

If they were serious about seeing that pit bulls were protected from being banned, they'd start advocating the truth, which is that this breed is great for certain things, but downright dangerous for other things. It's like any idiot who'd get an Australian Shepherd and expect to be able to keep the dog in an apartment and walked an hour a day. The dog would go insane. A basset hound or a little terrier, on the other hand, would probably be fine with that. That's not canine racism, that's just a fact.

25 posted on 03/21/2010 11:06:56 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Slyfox
Wow, what a GREAT picture! A handsome warrior.

That dog is a weapon, looks well-trained and intelligent for his job, which is a worthy job. Maybe dogs like that are what helped Christians win the crusades, as Muslims consider dogs "unclean," the bozos.

A cattle dog is a tool, a workmate. A lap dog is a companion. A sled dog is race team member. Dogs have a lot of dignity in their jobs, and they deserve respect for their dignity. When you take a cattle dog and try to make him a companion, you're ignoring his dignity. I suppose if you take a warrior dog and try to make him the "little buddy" of the family, you'd be ignoring his dignity too. That's not what he was bred to do.

26 posted on 03/21/2010 11:24:59 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Finny

I agree with your comments.


27 posted on 03/21/2010 11:34:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (If we as Republicans can't clean up our house, who can or will? Just say no to MeCain(D).)
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To: Finny
I once had a beautiful Golden Retriever named Rocky who turned out to be a spot on hunter. He was not gun shy and had a great soft mouth. Just by looking at him you could tell he'd rather be in the field retrieving anything by command. The problem was neither my better half nor I were into hunting. I had gotten him for dog obedience and utility work. We talked it over and knew this dog needed to be in the field as much as possible. So, we sold him to a guy who had 100 acres in the middle of nowhere, who along with his three other dogs, hunted all the time.

I got word back soon after Rocky arrived at his little slice of heaven. The guy who bought him put all his dogs in the back of his truck for a turkey run. He drove the truck over a little hill when about two dozen turkey crossed the road. He said that Rocky was the first one out of the bed of the truck and he grabbed the biggest turkey by the neck, holding it until the guy got out of the truck to get a hold of it. This seasoned hunter said he'd never seen anything like it before.

Rocky passed away about five years ago. But I know we made the right decision.

28 posted on 03/21/2010 1:52:47 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox
You respected Rocky's dignity.

You sound like a wonderful person.

29 posted on 03/21/2010 1:57:45 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Slyfox
I believe I have seen those “crazy” looking eyes before on some members of Congress.
30 posted on 03/21/2010 2:04:26 PM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: Slyfox

31 posted on 03/21/2010 2:11:18 PM PDT by Slyfox
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