JOHN jon is just some average YouTuber who gets into his car and drives around the imploding areas of Los Angeles and shares his off-the-top-of-the-head observations on the decline of LA into a 3rd World Shithole. Here’s a segment from his recent report entitled “FIGUEROA ST South Central IS ON Fire: Night Time Models Parties Trash Graffiti Homeless Helicopters.”
The result (I’ve cued this to the relevant section) is news reporting gold. From “Fireworks? Is that fireworks?” — to “Fire? FIRE! WHAT?” — to “Staywithme… staywithme… JOHN jon’s going to get it turned around.” No opinions but a reporting overhead scuttlebutt and the “they say” rumors — reporting in that “They’re going to need extra help” as the flames start to involve the I-10 North Freeway. You have to admire the resolve of JOHN jon to keep his cellphone camera on the fire itself and allow us to witness the facts as they unfold. Nary an opinion in sight although it is obvious what JohnJon’s opinions would be. (Maybe)
The upshot is a chunk of pure reportage the like of which hasn’t been seen around “professional” news shops in many a moon. It’s refreshing. It’s the truth.
That’s why it ends with,
“You want a coke. Sure I’ll buy you a coke.”
Slice of life in the unreported and unshown ruins of Los Angeles. Got raw.
UPDATE: SCOOP! TINY HOUSES!
[HT: The Sailor]