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Colorado Snitch Sean Allen Still Seeking The Limelight

Reported by Ellen - April 8, 2006

I'm officially on vacation but I was so disgusted to find Colorado snitch Sean Allen, the student with the changing stories about why he recorded his teacher and took to the airwaves of talk radio, on C-Span this morning that I had to drop everything and contact C-Span.

Here's the email I sent.

I was very chagrined to find Colorado student Sean Allen as the sole guest on a segment about politics in education on Washington Journal today. While I applaud your covering the issue, I am appalled that you would allow someone like Allen to appear without an opposing view. Allen is no worthy expert in anything other than self-promotion and changing his story to make himself more media-friendly. I know because I had the dubious distinction of watching him change that story over a series of appearances on FOX News' Hannity & Colmes last month as part of my work on the newshounds blog.

For example, on March 13, 2006 on Hannity & Colmes, Allen claimed that the reason he took his "case" directly to talk radio instead of to the school administration was because he was too intimidated. Yet, when confronted on his lack of fear in going on national television night after night, Allen blinked petulantly into the camera and claimed that he had been worried about getting a bad grade - as if going on national TV and getting his teacher suspended was going to ensure a good one! When confronted witjh THAT inconsistency, Allen made the even-harder-to-believe statement, "No, it's also the fact that I transferred out of his class before I went to the media to, you know, make sure my future was safe." In other words, Allen was now making the ludicrous claim that he went to the media in order to protect a grade in a class he had already transferred out of.

I always thought C-Span had more integrity than to allow someone with such dubious credibility and character as Sean Allen to appear as an unquestioned expert on anything, much less an issue of such importance.

If anyone else would like to contact C-Span, their email address is journal@c-span.org

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