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May 24, 2013

Who is Robert Fox?: Transcript of interview with Robert Fox

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TRANSCRIPT OF TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 JAIL HOUSE INTERVIEW BETWEEN JACKSONVILLE DAILY PROGRESS REPORTER BEN TINSLEY AND ROBERT FOX, WHO IS CURRENTLY INCARCERATED AT THE BRADSHAW STATE JAIL FACILITY IN RUSK COUNTY. AUDIO ONLY. FOX REFUSED TO HAVE HIS IMAGE RECORDED DURING THE CONVERSATION.

 

Q: Okay I'm talking to Mr. Fox. Can you hear me, Sir?

A: (Unintelligible) Before we start, there's a few issues to begin. Um, Like I said I require a copy of the entire interview and uh, i need to know the purpose of the interview before we start.

Q: We never got your side of things before you were sentenced. And sent here. And I wanted to review some of that to get your side of the issue.

A: Mm. Um, well let's see. How long have you been working at the Jacksonville Progress?

Q: A little under seven months.

A: And did you not know what went on before you arrived?

Q: Actually, no, I had to educate myself from our archives. When you were sentenced and sent off, um, we did a story about it, but since you were in jail we were unable to get your side of things.

A: Who owns the progress?

Q: A company called CNHI.

A: C-N-H-I. Which stands for what?

Q: I couldn't tell you sir. They are the corporate side of things and all I never see of the acronym is on my checks basically. Um, but its uh my editor is Amy Pearson and it is a three person newsroom.

A: ANNIE Pearson.

Q: AMY. A-M-Y.

INTERVIEW PAUSES AS RECORDER IS TURNED OFF, THEN BACK ON

Q: Okay. We're back.

A: Are you aware that (A REPORTER FROM A LOCAL TELEVISION STATION) basically lost her job over this matter?

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