TV, Radio, Internet...dishing dirt since 2001
CNN goes through this all of the time with the Howard Stern pranksters. I think it's clever and hilarious on several levels. Hacking through and successfully giving false information to a news organization. The play on words and the dead pan delivery by the reporter.. I don't think it is racist. I can see why some do. Life is to short to constantly victimize everything, IMHO..
2:20 - Ross: "they describe you as a little abrasive at times"Dennis: "if you get it right you don't have to worry about me....i think it's incumbent on me, they are looking at me, i'm not going to say so and so made a mistake'" That NTSB issue would never have been mentioned by him as a factor.
Dennis Richmond was great. Viewers liked him. Dennis was totally competent, smart, dignified, steady. But seriously Rich, enough of this Dennis Richmond was God crap. Why this exaggerated glorification? He was a well respected local broadcaster, that's it.
I think you're a little bitter and jealous. Go grab a mimosa.
He was no Dave McElhatton
And Dave McElhatton was no more than a competent local anchor.
I wonder what Ed and Janice think about all of this, since they were both recently let go as news director and associate news director. Bitter sweet revenge, maybe? Or just plain old embarassment?
It's nice to remember Dennis Richmond and realize that at one time., bay area TV and radio broadcasting had some fairly respected and well trained broadcast journalists. As you know Rich, that has changed in recent years with companies such as Cumulus coming in to downsize and dumb down the on air product. Now we get the likes of screamers like Tim Monte-Manure or breathless little chickeee poos like Amy G. or chortling brown nosers such as 'Fitz.' 20 years ago, who would have believed that our bay area media would have sunk so low! But then, these kids that are now hired and paid peanuts, don't know and also don't care anything about responsible journalism. They are all a bunch of egotistical know it alls who don't have the talent to go into show business, so they chose broadcasting. They have infiltrated the bay area radio and TV stations and are ruining what was once a venerable institution.
This is what happens when an area is predominantly Democrat. Idiots abound. The dumbing down of society. Hand out the freebies so they keep voting us into power!
Well, your sides sucks more: Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck, Montemeyer...
Oh yeah, the good old days... Get out the violins. The good old days gang can't adjust to inevitable change and harp about how great things used to be. Undoubtedly they would have been just as unhappy living in any era.
Hey 2:50 anon, you're a schmucko with no sense of history or understanding what media used to be and still SHOULD be about. If you had any idea of what's been going on with the media, how the government has basically allowed big corporations to ruin our air waves, you might be paying some attention. Oh, but I forgot! It's much more important to tweet and text your 'friends,' while you stare at tiny screens, oblivious to the rest of the world. Idiots like YOU are the reason this word has gone into the toilet Dick-wad!
The current state of tv news, and journalism in general, is a product of not keeping up with the times. Instead of criticizing the youngsters for texting and tweeting, stations need to figure out how to use new media to reach the MILLIONS of people who get their information from places like twitter. And making that connection requires more than just a web-push, asking viewers to go to the station's website to see a slideshow of a story we just watched. Just because something worked 30, or even 5 years ago, doesn't mean it still applies today.
@3:32I don't tweet, text nor do I need to resort to silly name-calling.I know what the media used to be. People used to get their information from town criers, newsreels in movie theaters, expansive radio news organizations, and many daily newspapers in all the big cities. That's all changed. If you want to sit around and whine about how great Dennis Richmond and XYZ used to be, be my guest.Adults generally realize that like it or not, things keep changing.
I agree a little bit with each of you. So true on the little screens texting and tweeting comment tho...
And so we just blindly accept change, even when it's not good? That's what the Germans did when they gave Hitler power in the 1930s, and I don't think that one turned out so well!!!
@11:46Oh so you imagine that you are heroically standing up to Adolph Hitler and the Nazis? It seems more like you're whining on a blog about displacement of the earlier forms of information dissemination that you were more comfortable with.Tweeting, internet, and whatever else the next new thing will be are the new reality. If you think that complaining enough will bring back your imaginary golden era of broadcast along with Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite or is somehow equivalent to resisting WWII Nazi's, your only fooling yourself.
You just don't get it do you 9:22am. You must be one of those impatient, attention deficit weasels I've been referring to, who don't like it when somewhere speaks plainly about some of the problems with today's society. So tell me if I'm reading this correclty, because I want to make sure I get this...You're saying, just accept what's going on and move on and quit complaining? I think if I had taken that attitude, I would have never gotten anywhere with my life. Perhaps that's the problem with most people today; they think they are helpless pawns in the sea of time that takes them places they have no power to resist. This is the philosophy of submission and ignorance, and perhaps you're comfortable living in that kind of a world, but many, my young friend, are not. So calling me some kind of wild-eyed romantic who longs for the better days of the past is really missing the point. I'm just not a big fan of some of things that are currently going on: 1.) Young people not reading anything longer than a few paragraphs on the internet. The idea of reading a book? Perish the thought! 2.) This obsession with tweeting, texting, facebooking, and filming everything on one's cell phone. What ever happened to actually trying to have a conversation with someone?3.) The cultural illiteracy that is now so prevalent because corporate radio and TV and the internet have brainwashed people into thinking that junk TV and 'reality' TV is actually worth the time to watch. Those are just a few of my complaints about the current times we live in, and I don't think there is anything wrong with being critical. I could list a lot of other things like the lack of awareness concerning the environment, the dumbing down of education in this country, and corporations being rewarded instead of penalized for making bad choices that cost people jobs.
at 10:02 pm: huh? Republicans are famously anti-intellecual. A dumb, uneducated populace doesn't ask questions. People who are inquisitive and raise some dissent are "trouble makers", and "anti-American". Aren't liberals the egghead elitists? Isn't that part of the narrative of the right? Time for you to hoist another Coors light and enjoy the central valley heat. Some inside info for you..KTVU is owned by Cox, a company based in Atlanta, and famously Republican. A company that in 2001 cut KTVU to the bone as it viewed employees not as a resource, but as a liability. A company that has tried to eliminate a union presence in their ranks since forever. They are close, and there are fewer people to to the job, and this is why it happens. Sounds to me like a Republican dumbing down.