J. Keith Moyer, LVRJ – Note Lawsuit I Filed Regarding False Light

I’m going after whomever “Frank Leigh” is for doing work similar to what I do and appropriating my style of work. From the General Allegations write up on Page 2 of the lawsuit, Paragraph 7: “Defendant and his co-conspirators cause the Websites to be created in a manner and appearance to create the false impression that the Websites had been created by the Plaintiff.”

J. Keith Moyer, the Arrogant Editor – Too Big for the Little Guy

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As you can see from the images in this post, I attempted to reach Las Vegas Review Journal publisher and editor J. Keith Moyer a couple of times to interview him for the purposes of including his responses in posts in this website.

My first contact with him was on Sept. 23, when I made my initial request for an interview.

After getting no reply, I followed up the next day, Sept. 24, with a second request for an interview. Again, I got no response.

I placed a call to the LVRJ at 9:19 am on Sept. 25. I spoke with a woman named Peggy, who informed me that Moyer’s number had changed. She gave me what she said was his direct line.

A few minutes later, I called that new number I had gotten from Peggy. Moyer’s assistant, Jennifer, answered the phone, and I spoke with her briefly. Jennifer told me that Moyer was out of town and that he was playing catch-up. I mentioned my attempts at reaching him via email, and she acknowledged that she saw that I had emailed him twice previously.

Jennifer said she would give him the information that I was trying to reach him. By my math, just about two weeks have gone by, and I’ve gotten no response from Moyer. Highly unprofessional in my humble opinion. He’s a journalist. He leads journalists every day in the LVRJ’s mission to put out what they regard as news. He’s not unfamiliar with people making phone calls requesting interviews. Usually he and his staff are the ones doing it. But now, I’m turning the tables on him. I’m the one making the request for an interview. I guess he doesn’t like that so much. Let’s see how much he likes it as this website climbs the Google search engine results list to the first page and see what he thinks then.

I’ve given him ample time to get in touch with me. It could be a two-way conversation. For now, however, I’m the one driving the conversation and publishing stories. And I’ll bet you, eventually, I’ll reach as many people with this website as the RJ does with their circulation.

We’ll see how it goes.

Still waiting for your call, J. Keith Moyer.

The Debut of J. Keith Moyer Examined

J. Keith Moyer goes by both J. Keith Moyer and Keith Moyer. He is publisher and editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Moyer joined the LVRJ in February 2016 as editor-in-chief. He had been on the faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication for six years. He became publisher of the LVRJ on March 26, 2018.

Moyer also was publisher at the Minneapolis (Minn.) Star Tribune, the largest newspaper in Minnesota. When he was hired by LVRJ owner Sheldon Adelson, Moyer’s old newspaper ran a media column that said:

“Minnesota eyebrows arched late last week when it was announced that former Star Tribune publisher J. Keith Moyer had agreed to step into the roiling cauldron of suspicion that is the editor’s job at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a paper that — while it will never be confused with the greats — is not nearly as tacky as you might think given its service area.

As you may be aware, the RJ is living in what we can charitably call “interesting times,” what with multi­billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson buying the paper last fall for a hefty premium over its perceived value and then shedding newsroom leaders like a drunken frat boy spilling chips in a cheap casino.”

Well, we’ll see just what a “roiling cauldron” Moyer has stepped into here. There’s lots of interesting stuff for him to answer to, and we’re about to delve into it. Stand by.