Tuesday, March 31, 2015

KRON Mayhem Prolonged By Pero Mismanagement; 'Fucking Bullshit' Stunt Highlights Rank And File Disgust; GM Apparently Listless

The KRON/Fucking Bullshit incident has propelled someone at the station to risk their career--and that they did, for orchestrating the "Fucking Bullshit" graphic that appeared as a crawl on KRON's Friday Morning News last week for a good six minutes.

Then again, this bit of shenanigans is indicative of a newsroom rife with deep and bitter morale issues and a major disconnect and mistrust of News Director, Aaron Pero.


Worse yet, it appears the only reason Pero is still barking orders and acting like a jerk is the word that GM, Ashley Gold Messina is way in over her head and doesn't know how to run a news operation let alone a TV station.

KRON is good at bungling --and the latest brouhaha --right after the Erica Kato firing; another indictment on Pero and his sycophantic misfits (few but plenty) shows that the inmates are running the asylum. Or, in KRON's case, maybe the gatekeeper hasn't been minding the store. You would think someone in corporate would take a look at their flagship Bay Area station but it's obvious the MG morons either don't have a clue, are incapable of conducting a business that is in dire need of leadership and a shake-up, or really don't give a damn.

If Pero had an ounce of a brain he'd call a station-wide meeting and clear the air. Yesterday. It's pretty obvious that Pero's brash, fear-embedded style of direction isn't working and has only intensified his major prickism that permeates the premises of 900 Front where Pero orchestrates his daily mayhem.

This would be easy: Pero to staff:  
"Look, I want to say to you all that I value your work; I appreciate your determination and hard labor, all of you, in making KRON, against all odds, a viable TV news operation in the #6 market."
How simple is that? But Pero's rule-by-intimidation and fear is quite obviously allowed and maybe even encouraged or is simply tolerated because there's no one else available to handle the job. Either way it's incredibly clear that the vast majority of the rank and file are fed up with Pero's reign and some are so fed up that they'd risk their professional life and livelihood --fucking bullshit, indeed.


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21 comments:

  1. I haven't come across any hoopla anywhere else about this KRON incident which is probably the most troubling part of the whole story. Practically nobody seems to watching KRON news anymore.

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    1. That's because all of Erica's viewers left with her

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    2. ..a tree falls in the forest..

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  2. They should look to a recently demoted employee on the morning shift.

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    1. Really? Anyone who knows that person knows she wouldn't do that. And what's with accusing someone without any proof at all? So much for integrity in journalism.

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  3. If anyone has a screencap of the incident on Friday, all one needs to do is get to the FCC and make a complaint. A hefty fine would make Corporate want to punish someone, hopefully Pero.

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    1. Agreed. There needs to be consequences for this and someone held responsible...

      It is disgraceful that KRON is pushing Rich to remove the screen shot. More concerned with sweeping under the rug than investigating the sabotage... On the bright side, nobody seems to be watching this crap since it was plastered on the screen for several minutes without any viewers complaining. LMAO!

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  4. KRON thinks interviewing Hulk Hogan about Wrestlemania is "Fucking Bullshit."

    Screen capture:
    http://i.imgur.com/QmeegMr.jpg

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  5. Brian Williams. Sensationalism. Constant use of the phrase "Breaking News" for everything. You have a choice. Make an informed decision.

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  6. Glad you have the screen shot on the post. Fantastic stuff. KRON gets what they deserve. And for the other TV stations, don't be so smug. You could be next. Considering how the TV news industry is these days, it's more of a certainty than an uncertainty.

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  7. How does a clueless dweeb such as Aaron Pero keep his job anyway? How do hopeless incompetents such as Pero even GET jobs in the media? I guess he knew who to suck up to. And he's probably got the goods on someone high up in management. His stewardship of the KRON news room has to be one of the worst in the history of bay area TV journalism. I have a friend who used to work at KRON on the air and was so grateful to get a similar job across town. He told me that Pero used to "like to go after the 'little people' in the , you know, bully them in front of everyone because he could get away with it. It was his way of establishing himself and he did it from the very start." What a sick human being this guy must be!

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    1. The alternative is much, much worse. MG should place KRON in the upcoming spectrum auction... for the sake of all living beings.

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  8. I know for a fact that several people employed by KRON have already filed complaints with the FCC in the hope that someone in upper management takes the fall. THAT'S how toxic that place is. People are ratting out their own station

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  9. Folks...give them a break for this minor double-typo.
    I believe they were simply informing us about Chinese Spy Phu King, who was captured riding a Bull by Shiite forces.

    Typos do happen in this business. Give KORN a braeke.

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    1. EXCEPT the BREAKING NEWS "Typo" was NO accident while the BREAKING NEWS typo may have been

      And to think THIS station streams their newscasts on Livestream where THE WHOLE WORLD can see their dirty laundry ?? AMAZING !! :o

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  10. Spot on article; you nailed it. Don't know who provides your info., but that's accurate reporting! "MG," wake up - do you see what's going on here? Is anybody out there? Indeed a massive fine, if nothing else, ought to underscore they have a dire and toxic situation brewing in SF.

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  11. for wrestling fans (like me) who have read about lies made by Hogan in the past, this was more funny then i expected to be.

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  12. Corporate hasn't been paying attention for years. AP has been an incompetent ass for the last 15 years. Why he is even in the TV business is beyond comprehension.

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