FRIDAY QUICK ZINGERS
*Yes, that was an ugly deal in Oakland involving a beaten KPIX cameraman. The union is demanding security during any more reporting in the city and will probably prevail. Fortunately, the cameraman is OK and reporter/anchor, Anne Makovec was not harmed, just a little shaken.
*The morning-zooish transformation of the KSFO Morning Show is telling. When devoid of thought, amp up the fart button, scream and yell, and lament the fact that your white guy demo was soundly trounced by an incumbent president.
You can thank "ObamaCARE " and dole out race-baited crap by innuendo, ("free health care, food stamps, free-this, fee-that") and that'll temporarily spike the ratings, but the mad scientist and cat-scratch fever traffic chick will ultimately lose even the most loyal listeners. White truckers doesn't make for a sustained audience.
*Speaking of KSFO, right-wing radio still is aghast over the election. Maybe they haven't read the room. Sure, they can bitch and bemoan, but the truth is that a majority of the people reject the notion of hate-based vitriol, vile, mean-spirited hurtful gimmick voices that dominate the terrestrial airwaves. In the end, all it meant was that Obama and the progressives prevailed, while the tea-party types are still whining.
*Karl Rove: Out of the room.
*Fox News: Bad news: Obama wins. Good news: Hannity has four more years worth of shows to slap Obama.
*Dick Morris: maybe CNN?
*Keith Olbermann Update: will work and has resumes to give out.
*MORE KSFO: way to cater to the white-guy demo: send fingernails-on-chalkboard chick to a Chic-Fillet opening in Walnut Creek. Good marketing. Maybe you should double up on the token conservative African-American guy whose specialty is to deride Obama with hateful words, even by KSFO standards, if they have any.
*CurrentTV: anybody home?
*The age-old question continues: Does NBC Bay Area, (KNTV), want to be a San Jose/Silicon Valley station or a SF outlet? It has to be one or the other because the present model ain't working.
*No, it's not a crime to say that Ama Daetz is better to look at than Alan Wong. Daetz is as smart as a whip and that's why she's solo-anchoring and Wong is in the field, reporting, which isn't such a bad gig.
*KTVU has a decision to make on one of its underrated weekend anchors. A solid pro who should be taken care of before an outside outlet barrels in and offers up a better deal. Time to act--not re-act.
*Hats off to Talk 910's political guru extraordinaire, ex-KGO voice, John Rothmann, for his extraordinary election-night analysis with steady newsman, Sebastian Kunz. Fine work.
*Dianne Sawyer: I never found it funny to make fun of a person with a problem. Maybe it's just me.
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