Critiquing the Media with Judy Green

Let’s welcome embattled Metro Councilwoman Judy Green to the wide world of media. Green debuted her radio show over the weekend and, as the C-J reported, started by questioning the news judgment of the local paper for featuring a story about her ethics challenges on the front page.  Green didn’t take calls, ignored her attorney’s (Derwin Webb) advice and claimed (so let’s see it) to have a 2,500-signature petition from people who support her. And where’s she getting the money to buy radio time, anyway? Check out Ed Springston’s response to the story they’re selling, that Green is paying for the show through her dentistry office.

This circus needs to end, and the Metro Council needs to move quickly to get this embarrassment out of the news. There’s other media news, like…

NULU in NY: Five local businesses on East Market were featured in a New York Times piece spotlighting the NuLu district — Cake Flour, 732 Social, The Louisville Beer Store, the Paul Paletti Gallery and Gill Holland’s Green Building.

Your NuLU Update: Make it 13, the number of places to eat at NuLu. The latest announcement is Rye, and a business backed by Aaron Yarmuth, son of the Congressman.  Here’s a nice roundup from Insider Louisville.

More Reporting: Wondering how the Courier is losing personnel right and left while Louisville Public Media keeps adding personnel? Me, too. The latest WFPL hire is Devin Katayama, the third hire there since March. Says Gabe Bullard: “We’re grateful to be expanding our newsroom and directing resources to issues of vital interest to our listeners and to the larger community. We’re also pleased to introduce Devin’s compelling grassroots journalism to Louisville.”

Flash Mob on Bardstown Road. PHOTO: Spry Media

Flashers on Bardstown Road: This picture, from Spry Media, tells the story of a really wild couple of minutes at Bardstown Road and Eastern Parkway Saturday.

There Goes My Neighborhood: J-town Mayor Bill Dieruf and Metro Mayor Greg Fischer got together to cook at the Farmer’s Market out here Saturday.  I can’t imagine either of their predecessors doing such a thing. Fischer is back in the ‘hood tonight, doing a “Talk to Greg” event at Jeffersontown High School.

A Dirty Girl Coming to Town: This October, Hart/Lunsford Pictures will premiere a feature film, “Dirty Girl” with this list of stars in it: Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich, Tim McGraw, William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, and talented newcomer Jeremy Dozier.  The invitation-only premiere will happen in Louisville, so you might want to start working on getting on the list.