Wednesday, Mar 21st

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media 'Tennessean' reporter has background check by THP

'Tennessean' reporter has background check by THP

E-mail Print PDF

A list of 182 people believed to have been subjects of background checks from a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer includes the Tennessean reporter who revealed the Highway Patrol's probe into the officer's unauthorized activities.

Brad Schrade, who has reported on the Highway Patrol for years and first reported the probe earlier this month, received a call Saturday morning from a Highway Patrol special agent who said that Lt. Ronnie Shirley, the subject of the probe, had accessed Schrade's background information.

"For a state police agency or one of its agents to investigate a reporter who has produced legitimate and critically important coverage of the agency smacks of the intimidation and retribution you would expect to find in a totalitarian state," Silverman said.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Fox News contributor quits, slams network as 'propaganda machine' for Trump

Ret. Lt. Col. Ralph Peterdblasts FOX A Fox News contributor has quit the network, blasting the channel as a “propaganda machine for...

CNN’s Jim Acosta: The Trump Trolls Who Want Me Dead

CNN's Jim Acosta: Trolls want me dead After all the insults, acrimonious exchanges, accusations of grandstanding, attacks by Fox News personalities, and even...

Seth Rich's Parents Sue Fox News Over Baseless Story

Seth Rich's parents sue FOX News The parents of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich have filed a lawsuit against the...

Death of investigative journalist sparks mass protests in Slovakia

Deaath of investigative journalist brings protests. Tens of thousands of Slovaks have rallied to demand the resignation of prime minister Robert Fico’s...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!