I guess we’re still fat.
Just a couple of years after city leaders announced the citizens of OKC lost one-million pounds by eating fruits and vegetables and rollerblading around Lake Hefner or whatever, Oklahoma City is back in the familiar spot of being one of the unhealthiest cities in America.
From ABC News:
Minneapolis was rated as the country’s healthiest and most fit city while Oklahoma City needs to get on a treadmill.
It is the third year in a row that Minneapolis topped the national ranking by the American College of Sports Medicine. It’s the fifth year in a row that Oklahoma City has come in dead last…
Oklahoma City was ranked last in the 50 cities analyzed. The study found that 77 percent of Oklahoma City residents have health insurance, and 67 percent have exercised in the last month. The death rate for heart disease is 23 percent, while in Minneapolis it is 12 percent.
Wait a second? Fifth year in a row? As I mentioned above, I thought we conquered our obesity problem when Mayor Cornett put us on that diet back in 2007. It was joyous occasion. We lost 1,000,000 pounds, fit into the skinny jeans and everyone got laid.
At least we did according to this “Mission Accomplished” article that was published in the Oklahoman in February of 2012:
In our last report about the sad, sick and bizarre saga involving ex-Oklahoman reporter Zeke Campfield, I wrote the following line:
I know people are innocent until proven guilty, but I’m kind of worried this may be a tip of the iceberg type thing. I hope I’m wrong, but based on some other rumors I’ve heard, it just has the feel to it.
It looks like our worries were justified.
We have learned via the Ogle Mole Network that FBI agents busted Zeke Campfield in early May for allegedly soliciting the services of 16-year-old prostitute that he met online. Those allegations, when coupled with the accusations stemming from the May 25 incident at the Moore high schools graduation ceremony, have led agents to search Campfield’s home and confiscate computers, cameras, cell phones, and other digital equipment. According to the search warrant, they did this to…
Search for and seize items related to procuring a prostitute using the internet and for producing child pornography, listed in Attachment B. Pursuant to the authorities of this Court and Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, I seek authority to search this property for evidence and instrumentalities related to the allegations against Nathaniel Zeke Campfield (CAMPFIELD) for committing sex trafficking of children by force, fraud, or coercion, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1591(a) and production or attempted production of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.c. § 2251.
Yeah, that’s bad. Here are the details regarding Zeke’s involvement with the prostitute from the search warrant’s “Statement of the Facts.” It marks the first time we’ve ever scooped the Video Vigilante in a local story about the world’s oldest profession:
As you probably know, it has not been the best week ever for KFOR Meteorologist Mike Morgan. After we published a round up of tweets that were highly critical of the sparkly bedazzled tie wearer’s Friday night storm coverage, The Oklahoman, Gazette and even Reuters piled on with their own write-ups of Get-out-of-the-way-gate.
To make matters worse, Mike has been noticeably absent from KFOR’s recent news broadcasts. His disappearance from television has led to a lot of speculation in the Ogle Mole Network. Theories and rumors have ranged from the simple (suspended by KFOR) to the elaborate (kidnapped by KOKH’s Jeff George) to the sickening (eloped with one of Dr. Reed Timmer the Scientist’s Dominators).
Fortunately, it was none of those things. It looks like Magic Mike is (or was) simply on vacation. We know this because he responded to a question about his whereabouts that a viewer left on KFOR’s Facebook Page. If you’re looking for Mike to admit that he made or mistake or give an apology, you’re going to be disappointed. Check it out:
On Friday night, while Emily Sutton was nearly sucked into a tornado and weatherman Aaron Tuttle (pictured above) was probably going to the gym, tanning and doing laundry, the Oklahoman quietly posted an article on NewsOK.com about Zeke Campfield.
From the paper’s most prolific writer, Staff Reports:
A reporter for The Oklahoman was arrested Saturday night in Oklahoma City on an assault and battery complaint after a young woman said he bumped into her or brushed past her four times.
Zeke Campfield, 31, of Oklahoma City, was not assigned to cover any event for the newspaper at the time.
He denies wrongdoing. No charges have been filed.
Campfield was at the Cox Convention Center where graduation ceremonies were held for students in Moore, which was hit by a tornado May 20.
Three girls at the event also said he bumped into them multiple times, police reported.
Police officers also investigated concerns by witnesses that Campfield took inappropriate photos at the event but the officers did not find any physical evidence of that, according to a police report. Campfield insisted he mistakenly left his camera’s memory card at home, according to the report.
“We are aware of the arrest and have taken initial steps to understand and address the situation internally,” said Kelly Dyer Fry, editor of The Oklahoman. “Zeke Campfield has been a valuable, trusted member of our news staff for more than a year, so we are very surprised by the allegations in the police report. We will continue to monitor the situation, but will allow the authorities and the court system to do their job before finalizing our response.”
Campfield has been arrested before — in February 2003 in Montana. Police there reported finding a woman’s panties in his pants pocket after he was seen leaving a residence. He received a three-year deferred sentence for burglary, according to a 2003 newspaper report.
The Oklahoman does background checks on its employees but did not discover Campfield’s 2003 burglary charge at the time he was hired. The charge apparently was expunged from his record after he completed probation.
Campfield has not been on assignment since the alleged incident and is currently on leave.
Yeah, nothing to see here. Move along. We’ll just throw that item out there on a Friday night while tornadoes, flash floods and the monsters from Rampage attack Oklahoma City. Who cares that Zeke was previously arrested for stealing pink panties, or that our editors Rick Green and Robbie Trammell may have known about a past incident, this is not a news story and we’re going to do everything possible to make it appear that way. Don’t worry about it. Look! A Berry Tramel blog post about OU football! Go read that! It’s really good and folksy!
Sorry, that was my impression of The Oklahoman management team after drinking OPUBCO Kool-Aid mixed with Jim Traber’s truth serum. Because I’m kind of tired of this story at the moment, I’m going to buy their bag of B.S. and instead post some more strong boy pics of Aaron Tuttle. I’m sure Spencer, our female readers, and fans of bodywaxing will enjoy this:
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