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Greg Packer Appears in O.C. Register

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:03 am

The latest journalist to get punked by the nation’s Man on the Street is Mark Saxon of the Orange County Register:

It wasn’t hard to spot Lisa Cavallo, Lupe Edwards, Sandra Raigoza and Anna Herrera coming out of the subway stop at 161st Street.

The group of friends from the San Fernando Valley stood out in their red Angels clothing amid a sea of navy blue worn by Yankees fans.

The women happened to be headed to New York for vacation when they heard the Angels would be playing the Bronx Bombers. They went on-line and bought tickets on the secondary market for $205 a piece.

They were a little worried about the treatment they would receive from New York fans.

“My cousin said I’m cute, so they won’t hurt me,” Cavallo said.

A Yankee fan wandered over while the women were being interviewed by the Register and Edwards, Cavallo’s mother, said, “You won’t hurt us, will you?”

Afterward, the Yankees fan, Greg Packer of Huntington, N.Y. opined on the lack of Angels fans.

“Angels fans don’t have the guts to come up to the Bronx,” Packer said. “It’s not just the fans, it’s the neighborhood.”

– Mark Saxon

Greg Packer wandered over? While a journalist was talking to somebody?

What are the odds?!

18 Responses to “Greg Packer Appears in O.C. Register”


    j.pickens (8b5ad5)

  2. What’s new about lazy reporters? Sorry, Bradley.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  3. I think it’s great Mr. Packer has a hobby.

    I only laugh at the journalists and their layers of editors and fact-checkers that seem to keep missing him.

    Techie (482700)

  4. This guy is good. Hasn’t he been “on” as much as Obama. He should demand equal pay.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  5. If I ever get interviewed “on the street”, I must remember “Greg Packer, Huntington, L.I., NY” for ID and hometown.

    j.pickens (8b5ad5)

  6. Wasn’t he going to write stuff for this site?

    carlitos (831ee5)

  7. When posing as Greg Packer, perhaps some outrageous quotes would be in order.

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  8. The Register finally makes it to the big time.

    Patricia (c95a48)

  9. Methinks that Packer must be a big fan of the movie Zelig.

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  10. Considering his entire body of work, it’s just a matter of time before Greg Packer wins the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Official Internet Data Office (424263)

  11. Is he related to Todd Packer of Scranton, PA or Phil Packer (cool ’74 grad of a different high school) of the San Fernando Valley?

    chrisa798 (9212b3)

  12. For the record, I’ve never interviewed Greg Packer for ANY of my blog posts. :)

    SomeOtherSteve (238ed0)

  13. In June 2003, the Associated Press circulated a memo instructing its reporters not to quote Packer in any more stories, saying the media had been over-relying on him.

    Must not’ve gotten the memo…


    OBloodyhell (aacc3d)

  14. Greg Packer for the next Nobel Peace Prize.

    ken bc (f133fe)

  15. Must not’ve gotten the memo…

    Was probably still in HS.

    AD - RtR/OS! (bb3066)

  16. This is Fudge Packer’s cousin, right?

    JD (506f9c)

  17. What’s new about lazy reporters? Sorry, Bradley.
    No worries, Mike K. I’ve seen and worked with more than my share of lazy or ignorant reporters over the years. Some of them were so bad I wonder how they ever got past an interview.

    The OC Reg seems to have put most of its brains to work figuring out how to screw over its carriers.

    But unsecured creditors, who together are owed more than $300 million, will have to share a pot of $5 million.

    Included in this group are newspaper carriers who sued Freedom’s The Orange County Register newspaper for classifying them as independent contractors instead of employees. Freedom set aside $28.9 million in an escrow account to settle the litigation, to be paid out Sept. 14. Freedom filed for bankruptcy in Sept. 1 and took back the money as part of its assets.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (0ea407)

  18. whats the matter with people? I know this Greg Packer (he dated a friend of mine) he doesn’t know anything about anything !!
    He only appears at places to get his name in the paper and here you people comment on him hes laughing right in your face FOOLS !!!!!!

    John (d10b7e)

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