Now on the WFAA Site, Brett Shipp's Account of His Violent (?)Run-In With John Wiley Price

bshipp.jpg
While I was writing the item below, which I am sure you're all reading at this very moment, several Friends of Unfair Park asked if we were going to follow up on Brett Shipp's tweet concerning allegations that Dallas County Commission John Wiley Price assaulted him and threatened to "split my throat." Yeah -- I've been trying to reach The Ninth Most Powerful Man in Dallas this morning. But, clearly, he wanted to break the story on his own news outlet's website. Pffft. So here's some of what he just posted to the Channel 8 site:
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was involved in a physical confrontation with WFAA-TV Reporter Brett Shipp on Wednesday morning.

The incident took place around 11:30 a.m. at the commissioner's county office on Langdon Road, south of I-20.

According to Shipp, Price used his arm and the heel of his hand to physically remove Shipp from his office.

Price also threatened to "split my throat" according to Shipp.
The story says Shipp, who was following up his stories about Wai-Wize and Willis Johnson and those satellite dishes for which the county clearly overpaid, was "not seriously harmed." And there's video coming at 5, 6 and 10. Tune in. Hard.

Update at 2:43 p.m.: The video's been posted. Some of it, anyway.
My Voice Nation Help
43 comments
BADREPORTING
BADREPORTING

Brett Shipp is not a sophisticated reporter. The way it get's his stories is not legitimate at all. Shoving a camera and microphone in someones face is a form of terrorism just another form of intimidation by a corporation reporter. Brett works for BELO do you think they are going to let him tell the truth? I just love these reporters that lie to us saying they are on our side when all Brett Shipp is a corporate reporter for a big corporation. Do not trust him he is out for him self and those type's of people should not be reporting the so called news.

Balch Springs Citizen
Balch Springs Citizen

Why come the great John Wiley Price didn't push the G-Men (FBI) around when they came into his office, his home, his cars....hmmm.    Just saying.........

keep it real
keep it real

The return of the show "Dallas" already started filming? I thought that wasn't supposed to happen until September.  So far, good stuff,, should be a hit. 

dannettem
dannettem

Where are they filming?

keep it real
keep it real

whereever JWP is..

dannettem
dannettem

I'm a little slow! I get it. Wherever JWP is there is bound to be some sort of drama!

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

sadly, i can't think of jwp without thinking of the photo of him in his mankini bottoms where he is on his stomach, with his butt slightly perched as if to say.....open house boys.   

it is the ultimate in cheap beefcakery.   please repost that soon

Sybilsbeaver
Sybilsbeaver

Should've hit me, errr uh him harder. Then we could've seen something real explosive

CurtisEichelberger
CurtisEichelberger

maybe he was saying ship his throat.. and was going to over charge the city for the shipping ? just a thought... 

ChrisU
ChrisU

bet he wouldn't have pulled the rough stuff if that was Schutze in his office

SpeedyGonzalez
SpeedyGonzalez

Yeah, Schutze may be the smallest mouse in all of Mejico, (thick mexican accent) but he carries a gun!!!

James
James

JWP removed Shipp from his office, yet JWP is the one who fell to the floor holding the back of his neck claiming whip lash (I'm just guessing that's what happened)...

dannettem
dannettem

LOL! That is more than likely true!

Ray
Ray

You don't f #@k with the FBI, 60 Minutes, and WFAA. You will always pay in the end.Brett Shipp...you go boy!

MattL1
MattL1

I don't usually watch the local TV news.  I may have to make an exception.  A buttery, salty, popcorny, beery exception...

Wade Emmert
Wade Emmert

Robert, the fact you refer to Shipp as #9 seems you are a little upset at being #10.

Signed ... #8  :-)

TimCov
TimCov

If Price actually assaulted and threatened Shipp, then Shipp should press charges. Otherwise, he's just trying to get ratings.

Cheshyre
Cheshyre

I hope the WFAA staffers come back and slow walk in front of his office.

dannettem
dannettem

Just exactly what JWP does when he doesn't like something! Press charges Brett!

Volta
Volta

I don't like either...but Brett is a dumb bulldog. He always pushes peoples buttons when they tell him to back off. I remember he kept harrassing Dirk Nowitzki with the same questions over and over and during the whole crazy girlfriend thing.

Brett better be a man and walk this off

md
md

He's a reporter, he's supposed to follow leads, not "back off" a story because the person of interest doesn't like the line of questioning.

He should pursue charges because public officials need to be reminded they are not above the law. Some more than others.

Volta
Volta

Yeah...but your are not going to get any useful info out of JWP if you keep pestering him. That guy is a hot head! Of course he will say something nutty like "slip your throat".  Brett is not an idiot, he could of handled it better. I'm fine with him filing charges for that reason like you said, to me it's not worth my time because some old man grabbed my arm and shouted insults at me when I am being snot nose reporter.

Honeybee
Honeybee

It's definitely worth my time.It's time he is held accountable for each and every misdeed he commits.He is not above the law.There are no "petty" crimes.

People who defend him or act like this is all some sort of overreaction need to look in the mirror and figure out what their real motivations are for wanting to excuse criminality in some but not in others.

LesliO
LesliO

Woo hoo!  JWP is showing his thuggery and behaving like the cornered rat he is.  Glad Brett wasn't hurt - I'd take JWP down if he messed with that cute mug. :)

gabbahey
gabbahey

I would expect JWP to commit suicide in the coming weeks.

Bob
Bob

Suicide or "suicide" ala Rufus and Lynn Shaw?

JWPPWJ
JWPPWJ

Nah, he would just leave the country before depriving the world with his grace and tender spirit. 

El Rey
El Rey

Press charges Brett, or this gets swept under the rug!

John_McKee
John_McKee

The FBI already knew about those dishes, how much we were overpaying for them and Willis Johnson's connections to Price.

Price is just now figuring out he is a cornered rat, I expect more of this as he comes to realize that the FBI is holding all the cards and there is nothing he can do until the inevitable indictment, all he can do now is hope it isn't going to be as big as he knows it could be.

 james
james

oops...went off...dam illiterates...

 james
james

remember what happened to kenny rogers when he went of on a reporter? even the rich and famous...

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

You think John Wiley Price will be selected for the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame ??

Titus Groan
Titus Groan

That's the way assaulting a reporter go.

Chatman99_
Chatman99_

First off,,,I am a black man in my early sixties.  To me Price is a South Dallas thug and has always been a thug.  He has always used his political power and control over Southern Dallas to get what he wants.

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

Poor wittle John Wiley, it must be tough to have it good for so long and then have to face the consequences of your corruption

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

General

Loading...