Thursday, August 15, 2013
The Giddy KPIX/KCBS Goes GaGa over New Bay Bridge Opening for Labor Day Only Still Asks No Questions Which is Pretty Shameful
It's all so convenient and gleeful --downright giddy. Too bad your Bay Area media, notably KPIX and KCBS, the lead cheerleaders at the Bay Bridge booster club, haven't addressed the following, namely:
**Who at the Feds gave the rapid thumbs-up to opening up the new bridge by Labor Day? Was there anyone on the record or was this simple bureaucratic convenience ?
**KCBS and its local TV conduit, KPIX5, has been the head cheerleaders--Did PIX mention its relationship with Caltrans regarding the bridge opening? More than just a mere full disclosure, it had an OBLIGATION to let its viewers be aware of its affiliation. Case Closed. Doesn't matter if PIX scooped the other outlets. Did PIX reporter delve into the minutiae of the sudden change by Caltrans, the feds, the MTC, in moving up the bridge opening to its original Labor Day target?
**Has anyone, PIX, KCBS, mentioned that the contractor gets a $20 million Bonus if the bridge is open on Labor Day? Not a peep. Kind of weird.
**Has any of the media booster club members bothered to interview the score of engineers, experts, people with no axe to grind, that still insist that the new bridge is unsafe and should NOT be opened? Not a peep. The skeptics might be wrong about the bridge's safety, even so, I'd like to know. Call me old-school.
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