There is, on occasion, a report in the news about a reporter who is injured because he or she is in the middle of covering a story. It may be in the middle of a war, or a riot or a fight.


In this instance, it is a fight that has put a reporter in the hospital. Each and every day there are independent reporters who put their safety and welfare at risk to bring us stories that may interest us or may cause us to make a difference in society.

These reporters spend hours, days and even weeks to put a piece together that may only be a few hundred words in length or a few minutes or an hour at length on television or on the internet.

I have just learned of such an instance. A well known journalist among those who have adopted the new media broadcast format attempted to intervene in a fight among 30 persons in a homeless camp. The price that Don Carpenter paid for his intervention was to be stabbed three times.



I first became aware of Don Carpenter when he started covering the Big Red Rape Case in Steubenville, Ohio. I have followed his journey through new media brodcasting since then. He had made the announcement that he was going to start a documentry on the homeless in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Many cities feel they need to criminalize homelessness and Don Carpenter became concerned enough with this problem to stop his coverage of the other stories he was working on to devote all of his attention to this issue.

This has cost him a trip to the hospital.

I wish Don well and hope his recovery is swift so that he can return to doing the work he loves.

I would hope that all of us on the internet can join together to send our hopes and prayers to Don. We are all with him in spirit.




  • Observing says:

    I seen Heifer Holly asking on Twitter if someone was going to start an donation sight for him. She probably just wants to try and get her fat meat hooks in that money too.

  • Observer says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised that “Observing” is correct. Why is this Djay person coming over to this side? Did she have a fight with her buddies; holly and radio? She has accused you, Murt, and Nikki of so many things….what is up with the sudden change of heart(s)???

  • Chicago Jude says:

    Learn to read and do some research. Holly asked if one had been started or if someone was going to start one so that she could donate. You guys need to get a new hobby.

    • Chicago:
      A LOT of people need new hobbies. 99.999% of the accusations against me are false. The problem is that people are to lazy to do their own homework. Those neutral parties, including Anonymous members who have taken the time to research the various accusations have found that I was correct in my assertions and that I was set up.


  • Chicago Jude says:

    Sorry Murt, I wasnt referring to you. I was addressing the Observant ones who made comments previous to mine. Its not hard to go on to Twitter and scroll back to find out what was said. Its not like Holly has been around much as of late ( which is odd ) and her account still is open. I cant say that Im much of a fan of hers, but seeing much of the false info that has been put out on various sites and that makes me wonder now.

    • I was addressing the accusations against people in general. There are a lot of them concerning a lot of people. It is a bad habit everyone has gotten into. I was speaking from personal experience. Now the past accusers are getting a taste of their own medicine as the rumors are now against them.


    • Observer says:

      Chicago. I agree with you…I was just commenting on what Observing said. Holly has asked for donations many times so it seemed logical. I stand corrected. However, 99% of what is said about Holly online is true. I have been one of her victims so I KNOW!

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