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PIX has also begun airing promos of a special, (yet again), on the Bridge, which runs Saturday night. Just what we need --another special local TV screening of the bridge opening; as if we haven't seen enough already.
I have said repeatedly, as if I'm blue in the face, that I find it highly uncomfortable that both the CBS locals here; PIX in particular, refuses to air a disclaimer its quasi-relationship with Caltrans as a bridge partner.
I'm not suggesting that PIX has committed any sinister act here, just that I'm uncomfortable that they can be viewed without any form of conflict of interest when their presence is so obvious, good, bad or indifferent. What would be the harm of these stations to offer a disclaimer to its viewers and listeners to its association with the bridge's chief infrastructure people?
Those of you who think I'm being petty here, fine, go ahead and bitch and moan. I'm not having any of it. I'm not having any of it especially when I reported here, first, that the main contractor of the new bridge stands to receive a $20 million bonus if the bridge opens on schedule.
**A group of Fox Network Execs will be coming to the Bay Area in a few weeks and their trip to the city is not for pleasure. Furthermore, they will not be meeting with execs from KTVU, (their Cox Media-owned SF-Oak affiliate)--instead they will have their sights set on the Van Ness corridor, near the area of 1001 Van Ness --yes, the address of KRON. Coincidence? Perhaps. You be the judge.
**Kudos to KNBR's 1050 AM noontime tonsil, Damon Bruce, for his ridicule of the Giants' PR dept. over its lame-brain "honor" to the Boston Red Sox--a pre-game salute, (last night), to victims of the Marathon bombing---more than four months after it happened. As an aside, ESPN aired Monday night's game against the Red Sox. Do the TV math.
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