‘Catman’ to DNC: Pay me for using image
The Carolina Panthers fan known as “Catman” isn’t happy that a photo of him is being used on Democratic National Convention banners in uptown Charlotte.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Greg Good – who wears a combed-up blue wig, a cape and necklaces while leading cheers during Panthers games at Bank of America Stadium – has asked the DNC for compensation.
“Now I’m a Democrat, and it’s a great picture of me,” said Good, from Winston-Salem and a supporter of President Barack Obama. “I enjoy publicity as much as the next guy, but this happened so many times. To take my picture and use it to benefit you and yourself is certainly not fair.”
Good said no one from the DNC had returned his calls since Friday. David Scott
Blogger says Romney sign got her tossed
A woman holding a Romney sign at the EpiCentre’s MSNBC Experience said she and her friends were told to leave Wednesday by a security guard. Conservative blogger Kira Davis said she was holding the sign – which read “Black, conservative and voting for Romney!” – while her friend Tabitha Hale, a fellow conservative blogger, took a photo.
“Not even 20 seconds after that, a security guard came up to me and told me that I have to leave” because they didn’t have a permit to use a camera, she said. Davis said she pointed out many other cameras in the area but the guard told her he couldn’t deal with everybody at one time.
Said Hale, “It just seems really strange that the only person with a pro-Romney sign was asked to leave the premises of a news organization.”
Davis took to Twitter to tell the story, and later tweeted that she and Hale were escorted back into the EpiCentre by Fox Charlotte and a TV camera. “Security let us thru,” she wrote. “After (a) conversation, he said it was about the sign. Head of security apologized. Was very kind.”
A call to MSNBC spokeswoman Weesie Viera was not returned Wednesday night. Claire McNeill