Thank you for writing this article. I would like to point out a few inaccuracies and kindly ask that you make corrections as soon as possible. You have made several potentially harmful and misleading comments that I would like to clarify. I really wish you would have emailed me (you should have access to it) before publishing this article to get the facts straight. I have taken Journalism classes elsewhere, so this article really upsets me and I feel obligated to speak up. Please fix it and inform readers of these errors immediately.
1) Black Water is not a documentary - it is a fictional short and NONCOMMERCIAL narrative that explores how Killer Whales may feel in a captive environment, takes a critical look at the issue of keeping them and other animals in captivity, and above all provides an inspirational message for people who struggle through depression. It illuminates our emotions, how they can pull each of us down, and that in the end there is meaning to it all.
I wanted to tell this story in Black Water because so many people or their friends/family face depression each day and it's important to know there are reasons for what we go through, and that better days may come. The script is actually based on my own experiences with depression.
2) In regards to "Affolter made the unreleased documentary using footage of Kiska taken surreptitiously by an unnamed Marineland employee." - this is completely FALSE. None of my footage was obtained from Marineland employees.
3) In regards to "Considering how much time, effort and money PETA has spent defending Naruto's right to a selfie, I'd bet PETA won't leave Affolter high and dry in this lawsuit." - This is misleading and connotatively sends the wrong message. Neither PETA nor any other organization has given me funds in support of the film or defending the lawsuit.
4) In regards to "If you make a video that you don't ever charge people a penny to see, but it ends up raising substantial amounts of money for organizations that fight for causes related to the film's subject matter, does that categorize your film as commercial? The connection seems flimsy." - This makes it seem like my film is meant as a fundraiser for organizations, which it isn't. Furthermore, no money has been raised at all in terms of ticket sales or promoting the film, all I've raised is for legal costs to defend myself and as I said these organizations have not assisted me. My film is strictly noncommercial and is simply a passion project. While I am a part of organizations, this project is separate from those entities.
Even if you didn't intend, this article is very biased and inaccurate and needs to be fixed. Please keep facts straight in the future.
Yes, the whole Titus family is to be admired. And YES Caroline is my personal hero as well. How many women in a small town would be able to stand up with all these relentless and untrue accusations going on and on. Let's all hope at least one fair board member realizes they need new members who are educated and want to to the right thing by the people of Ferndale and the whole of Humboldt county who love the fair and the horse races.
"Many journalists cozy up to the government officials they cover."
Marcy must have Arcata in mind with this chilling and spot-on statement.
Great article long live the Free Press!
For several years I was a contributor for The Ferndale Enterprise for the Loleta area. A decade prior to that I gave music lessons to the Titus daughters. I have great respect for Caroline. I especially admire her willingness to not to be afraid of the naysayers and defend the right to free speech. Thank you, Caroline.
Caroline, Stu & their 3 children, have continued to handle themselves with an amazing amount of grace and integrity. Their family should be an inspiration to us all. They've endured ridicule, vile rumors, physical threats ,intimidation, personal attacks & blatant slander. They refused to react to this relentless onslaught & chose to take the high road. Caroline fought for the truth & our right to public record. The people she was fighting, have not only shown a disregard of our Constitution, they've disrespected American soldiers & citizens that fought for those rights. Thank God our forefathers had the foresight to realize that our freedom could be threatened by our own neighbors. I am proud to call Stu & Caroline my friends
BRAVO, Caroline! Write on!!!
BRAVO, Caroline! Write on!!!!
Beautifully written article Marcy Burstiner! Caroline Titus is the Joan of Arc of journalism and I applaud her tenacity...such a well deserved award.
Tracy Van Emmerik
99.1 is not out of Ferndale, it is part of MAd River Radio in Eureka. It is not locally owned.
Marcy--- do you want
to knowwhat I declare----or what my intent is/?????
I'm a member of the ACLU and that does not prevent me from personally despising the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, neo-Nazis and everything that they do, and the effect that corporations have over health, social, and scientific policies. And I think that the ACLU, though its scope is limited, is doing a lot of good. A good reason to join the ACLU --the work they are doing to fight unjust voting laws.
It's all about Marcy, right?
I wonder if the students in the Journalism Department are taught to proof read their work before submitting it for publication? Ms. Burstiner clearly did not do so with this weeks Media Maven submission.
"We live in a world of politics and posturing, where people post their every superficial thought..."
Oh, the irony.
If you ever decide to pen a critical investigative report on HSU, for example, the plethora of wrongful termination suits, HSU's 99% loss of arbitration rulings, the class-centered fee, tuition and services structure, the multi-million dollar emphasis on leisure and entertainment, the lack of a single executive with an advanced degree in their field, the lack of a single study showing that privatization of campus services is efficient or cheaper....the failure of the school newspaper, the "Lumberjack", to file routine Public Record Act requests...
...then you will discover, (like so many other faculty, staff and student employees that always learn the hard way), tenure and due-process rights are useless after you are wrongfully fired and face state attorneys for ten years to enforce you rights and win back your job, if you're still solvent, or alive.
The National ACLU is also opposed to adoptees having. their rights to their original birth certificates. Some local ACLU chapters around the country have been supportive of adoptees rights to their own original birth certificates. It seems the national ACLU doesn't believe that the 14th amendment applies to people who are adopted in this country. I think it's just become yet another corrupted political organization
These protesting ASU Students are laying their futures on the line in support ofsomeone who supported them for years Read the MadRiverunion for iintensive covererage
marcy is in a diffucullt position as is the new president---the problems
formed in the past administration-- it is"No--it is POLICY...NO-"--there is a
Need to know
Concerned citizen,ACLU since 1980,HSU student 9409-86690
by Mad RiverUnion informative---
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