Why to be wary of El Nino forecasts of a deluge this winter: every schmuck weather person in town said the Bay Area would get "fairly significant" rain on Wednesday. How did that work out? My windshield wiper fluid gave out more water than the storm front. Please, DON'T trust the weather minions.
*Christine Loren is happy to be back on the air--yes, it's RFD-TV, but it's one agri weather report I'll watch.
*Got to love the yahoos that say it's against the law to rip Ronn Owens because he's battling Parkinson's disease. It was Owens who pleaded he didn't want sympathy. Besides, one has nothing to do with the other. He's been back on the air for months. He just had his 40th anniversary on KGO. The on-air "celebration" was a joke. Several people at KGO (especially in the newsroom) were put off by the on-air hijinks and bullshit fest. Did you know inside the "Ronn Owens Studio" that the host ignored repeated requests to acknowledge his peers from the old KGO? The legitimate pre-2011 KGO? Gees, I wonder why. Did Owens mention past KGO greats he worked with, like Owen Spann, Jim Eason, Jim Dunbar? Not a peep. Did he mention the loyal producers who assisted his butt? Not a peep. Did he say squat about Jack Swanson or Gary Fiset or some of the other luminaries? Nope. He did mention about 600 times "how big an ego I have." How impressive.
Look, I wish Ronn no physical hell.. I hope he gets better. His medical ails have zero to do with the other pressing issues. He boasted about a "new contract" which is all bullshit because his new "deal" is essentially Cumulus-controlled --they can drop him at moment's notice just as soon as the ratings get worse and his sycophantic in-house amen corner get tired of him and stop the giggling.
*The reason Brian Copeland only seems to talk about race is because that's the only thing Copie knows, besides of course, kissing Ronnnnnnnnnnn's ass and praising Bill Cosby.
*Chronicle EIC, Audrey Cooper: "Rich, I don't consider you a 'real journalist." Yeah, Audrey, only journalists copy and paste articles from press releases and place their by-lines at the top of the story. Us bloggers are far less talented. Someone explain to this moron broad why the newspapers are dying and how they let doofuses like this chick into the building.
*I love women journalists. In fact, I'm dating Christine Amanpour.
*Yeah, KTVU Weekend 'MO2' this Saturday morning. Ought to be just crazy on the set. I'm hearing "Talk like a Pirate" will seem rather god-damned tame compared to the on-air histrionics planned for Halloween morning--Ahr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*FOX Network officials made it clear from the start that once they took over several stations (like KTVU) their immediate mandate was to significantly slash payroll. No one is safe; even highly-paid anchors and tenured reporters and so you can imagine why the environment at KTVU is besieged with fear and tension. No one can talk too, even reliable sources who fear retaliation and retribution from the GM and ND. It's going to get worse too when the union issues come to the forefront and "stars" have to make hard decisions. So far, the ratings are still good (in the evening and morning) but late afternoon is a mess.
*It bears repeating: KSFO is solidly BEATING KGO these days --try to grasp that.
*The KQED "Forum" host, Michael Krasny factoid: A former well-respected, fill-in host, one that got thrown out the door largely via Krasny directives, went on to have years and years of therapy because she couldn't rid herself of constant PSS flashbacks. To this day, she's still fearful.
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