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12/3/2006

L.A. Times Tells Part of the Truth on Tennie Pierce

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General,Race — Patterico @ 9:37 pm



An L.A. Times story published today on the Tennie Pierce lawsuit says:

Whites often noted that Pierce had used the nickname “Big Dog” around the station house and in a volleyball game before the incident. Feeding the “Big Dog” dog food thus seemed to them dumb but not racial. They also noted that Pierce has admitted to hazing other firefighters. How, many wondered, could he play gags on colleagues, and then collect so much money when one was played on him?

And a Steve Lopez column from today says:

There also was the matter of Pierce’s nickname. He went by the handle “Big Dog,” which might serve as an explanation — other than racism — as to why three white ignoramuses, including two captains, conspired to slip dog food into Pierce’s spaghetti two years ago.

This is a rather stark change from weeks of virtually hiding these facts from readers.

The paper still can’t bring itself to report the allegation that really explains the prank: that Pierce arguably invited the prank by yelling that other volleyball players “gotta feed the Big Dog!” — an allegation that is apparently corroborated by an internal Fire Department investigation.

But they’re getting closer. Maybe, one time before we actually see this lawsuit tried, the paper will finally give readers the full picture.

13 Responses to “L.A. Times Tells Part of the Truth on Tennie Pierce”

  1. Dont ever expect the truth from the SMELL A SLIMES,SEWER,MANURE SPREADER

    krazy kagu (3067be)

  2. One step closer: drop the qualifier “white” from “ignoramuses”

    Anwyn (9b5f79)

  3. “Maybe, one time before we actually see this lawsuit tried, the paper will finally give readers the full picture.”

    If that was a sly reference to the pictures taken of Tennie pulling off far worse pranks of his own, I’m not holding my breath.

    Sean P (e57269)

  4. Tennie should be told he is an obnoxous jerk, and that his accusation is total Bushwa. Suck it up and move on you pompous butt.
    He does have to admit that he can dish it out, but he sure can’t take it.

    paul from fl (001f65)

  5. I regret that my jury duty summons is for next week. I would dearly love to serve at the Tennie trial.

    Ed (2b0094)

  6. “One step closer: drop the qualifier “white” from “ignoramuses””

    What, so we can assume that they are white because they are ignoramuses?

    That they are white is incredibly relevant, as this whole mess is about RACIAL discrimination. If even one of them had been black, the whole case would basically fall apart… or at least get a much smaller settlement offer. :rolleyes:

    Deoxy (e365d4)

  7. I emailed MR Steve Lopez and asked how he and his paper could continoulsy hide facts of the case and challenged him to answer me with why. Shocker he never replied

    Tom (d3e3bf)

  8. Not living in L.A., this is the first I’ve heard of the case. How on earth are they tying dog food to racism? It’s not like ‘dog’ is a racially derisive term toward blacks. If they were out to insult him racially, wouldn’t they have called him a monkey & offered him a meal of nothing but bananas?

    T-web (ac713a)

  9. Just think of the LA Times as Jack Nicholson in “A Few Good Men”. They’re just being protective of their readers. Their readers “just can’t handle the truth”. Someone has to be up there on that wall protecting the people. The LA Times is that wall of lies protecting the people. It all makes sense now.

    Jabba the Tutt (1ad70e)

  10. i think da big dog got exactly what he deserved…… NOTHING!! I do not often agree with The Mayor… he NAILED this one, like a sniper with a 4000 yard head-shot…. way to go, and it is time for “Big Dog” to go to the pound…. btw, everyone whom he has hazed should drag his big tail into court and file thier racism claim against him

    Little Dog (cabc32)

  11. The firemen who hazed the “Big Dog” ar neither ignoramuses nor rascist. Firemen need to let off steam, and boys will be boys. These guys would just as soon done their bit to a white man who called himself “Big Dog” and invited them to “Feed the Big Dog.” They were having harmless fun with a cohort, a compadre, a fellow fireman. That guy, after all, had no problem dishing out such fun at the expense of others. Why would they think he was anything other than a pal and a team player who would take the prank like a man, in the spirit it was intended. Ya wanna know who’s rascist? The rascist is that hypocrite, the “Big Dog,” who trashed his buddies, buddies who would have layed down their own lives to save his sorry butt if need be. He and his rascist wife and kid would lie and trash some whities just to get away with stealing an undeserved bundle of our money. Opportunistic, greedy, rascists. Shame on the “Big Dog” and his family.

    Mark the lawyer (77109d)

  12. I emailed MR Steve Lopez and asked how he and his paper could continoulsy hide facts of the case and challenged him to answer me with why. Shocker he never replied

    Aani (a80250)

  13. I enjoyed your site and will visit often, thanks.

    Homemade Dog Food (a89519)


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