Track Meet The Press

Those of us in the Blogosphere have long sparred with the press over its reporting. A Utah teenager has found a novel way to deal with reporters, though.

He spears them.

PROVO, Utah – A newspaper photographer got a little too close to the action at the state high school track championships — and was speared through the leg by a javelin.
 
Ryan McGeeney of the Standard-Examiner was spared serious injury in Saturday's mishap, and even managed to snap a photo of his speared leg while others worked to help him.

"If I didn't, it would probably be my editor's first question when I got back," McGeeney said later.

The 33-year-old McGeeney, an ex-Marine who spent six months in Afghanistan, was taking pictures of the discus event and apparently wandered into off-limits area set aside for the javelin throw.

Anthony Miles, from Provo High threw the javelin that bagged McGeeney. We foresee a great future for Mr. Miles. As a White House Press Secretary. The hunting is good in Washington!

(Miles actually felt awful about having speared the photographer, but managed to pull himself together and take the state title. Good for him.)

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3 Responses to Track Meet The Press

  1. MAJ Gross says:

    You would think news agencies could remember a simple point. Always former Marine never ex-Marine. The little things are never hard unless you just don’t care.

  2. Mwalimu Daudi says:

    Anthony Miles, from Provo High threw the javelin that bagged McGeeney. We foresee a great future for Mr. Miles. As a White House Press Secretary.
     
    Nah – in Washington you need garlic, crosses, mirrors, and facts to deal with the press corps (facts are the deadliest). Spears – even one through the head – have no effect and are considered a resume-enhancer.

  3. martian says:

    Is there a season for reporters?

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