It's a good thing it's Cyber Monday because without it, nobody has a story to report. The lapdogs are out full force throttle giving a ton of FREE pub to the businesses that take part in this massively over-reported boondoggle that reeks of the yaybloobs stabbing one another outside the Walmarts over the weekend.
*Ronnn was complaining about the outrage over McDonald's workers wanting a livable wage. He compared his own pay cut to that of the fast-food worker industry. Like I said, maybe it's he who's slippin'.
*One last Owens anecdote: I REPEAT: No one bemoans the right of a corporation to change formats and go another way, and in the process ruin a great legacy radio station both nationally and locally renowned. NOBODY, including me, asked and demanded Owens quit--it's THIS and THIS alone which Ronnnnnnnnnnn failed and continues to fail to acknowledge: HIS RESPONSE to what happened. Or maybe should I say his failure to say anything nor acknowledge what had taken place just a day before the events of Dec. 1, 2011. Had Ron done so; even half-assed as he did last week, then Ronnnnnnnnnn's legacy would have been preserved and his lack of professional tact would have been diffused. That's it, plain and simple. It's not a matter of Ronnnnn having to kiss Cumulus ass--he could have and should have handled the whole matter in the proper context but was entirely incapable. Maybe it's the gadgets.
*KTVU zombies are beginning to find fault to the current management team and the grumbling is to the point where some of the non-zombies are bitching loud and clear. The problem: since Asiana NameGate, the GM and the ND have little to say if nothing at all. Some would say even when they spoke they said nothing. Long gone are the days of Zehnder, Finlayson, Richmond, Shandobil and Mann. When some staffers miss Special Ed you know there's issues.
*The reason why I like Roberta Gonzales and will continue to like RG at KPIX is because RG does a lot of charity work when the camera is off. It's not her fault she was born with movie star features; it's not her fault that PTA mothers and fathers are a core demo attracted to her style and substance; it's not her fault that men and some women find Gonzales a pleasure to watch report the weather and do so in a style that might be grating to some but wholesome to others. Sorry management and DR.
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