Tuesday, May 26, 2015

KRON 'Back Story' Doesn't Mute The Stench At 900 Front; KGO-TV Fired Producer But Matthew Keys Middle-Finger To Chron Reporters More Compelling; KTVU 4pm Anchor Furor; Sarah Throws Vinnie Under The Bus At CBS/Alice; Tuesday Meatballs

 KRON couldn't get any worse, could it? It could.

It could move from the inconvenient state of reality and enhance its own propaganda, like this, for instance.

And yes, everyone in the biz has an opinion or two. Fortunately no one is falling for the fantasy.

The "Back Story" charade has drawn considerable scorn and belittlement from both current and past KRONvicts. One prominent station staffer: "Just when you think we couldn't get any lower, we get lower. --'I feel like I'm at kindergarten class."

So, yes, predictably, the inanity and foolishness of Back Story is still resonating in the Battery corridor --hell, KRON's own dim-witted GM couldn't even put out a correct press release. To wit:

There is something naturally compelling about a newsroom and what it takes to gather news every day. We’re a unique station willing to take chances when it comes to developing local programming and we think people will be fascinated by this untold, unscripted series.” says KRON 4 VP/General Manger (sic) Ashley Gold Messina

Does KRON have a game plan for the future? Does anyone even care anymore? Can you continue the current drivel with a bunch of nincompoops running the circus? No, no and no. It doesn't help matters too when you have Generalissimo Pero still screaming and yelling. You can scream and yell at a bunch of 20-something "producers" but the rank and file you can't screw with. It's a mother of all Rubik's Cube at 900 Front. The new digs and equipment was but a temporary distraction --now, from the heart of the storm, the mood is back to its normal Dire Straits. We're not surprised.

*That KGO-TV fired some idiotic producer over his stupid and naive tweets was a major yawner --(he's an idiot) --the real funny sidebar is this add from Matthew Keys:

(Editor’s note: If you are reading this via a link from the San Francisco Chronicle’s website, the author of this post would like to express his disdain for reporter Evan Sernoffsky and his editor Terry Robertson, both of whom felt it important to include incorrect and irrelevant information about this author in their aggregated report on the following topic. As such, the author of this post would like to kindly offer the suggestion that Mr. Sernoffsky and Mr. Robertson go fuck themselves.)

Uh, enough said.

*At KTVU the new 4PM Newscast begins next week with some pissed-off people in the house who might have been passed over for the mediocre Mike Mibach. And there's plenty to choose from.

*The mentally-challenged morons known as Sarah and Vinnie have a problem: She (Sarah) has thrown her partner, moron#2, under the bus. No big deal. But how so? She quietly complains that he's not that good performing his duties. Maybe he needs to be less stiff.

* KQED's Michael Krasny can be a real mean person. Ask a certain former KGO Radio weekend talk-show host.

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  1. I have never met one person that has ever mentioned Sarah and Vinnie let alone mentioned that that they listen to them. In fact, if it wasnt for your blog postings in regards to them, I wouldn't even know who the hell they were.

    So my questions to you are, Why should I care about these two no names? And why does that dumb bitch make as much as she does?

    1. interesting how 'no name' appeared in your comment. it was much better then.

    2. Interesting that you've never listened or even heard of them but you know she's a "dumb bitch"? Maybe you should listen before you pronounce sentence…or maybe there is more to your story...

  2. Sic? no. It IS a manger. Raddy is baby Jesus,Pam the virgin Moore and Ashley and Pero and kevin the bodyguard are the three wise people. For life.

    1. johnny bom bonneyMay 26, 2015 at 12:44 PM

      Funny stuff! Thanks

  3. Besides Ken Wayne, who better for KTVU at 4pm? I like Flores and think he'll be good on MO2 weekends. Would love to have POC to recommend but can't think of any. The only woman would be Pam Cook. Claudine Wong used to be a fav but she's just to chirpy now and it doesn't come across natural. Isn't her fault. KTVU killed Claudine.

  4. Let it be known that Back Story is officially the cheapest show KRON has ever produced. Back Story has almost ZERO expenses.

    KRON would produce a show watching the staff piss if it was acceptable. They want them working the whole shift...NO downtime anymore.

    1. I give this new GM one year. She's the Marissa Meyer of television.

  5. I had expected Claudine Wong to become the 4PM newscaster. KTVU must be saving her for something bigger.