Monday, November 16, 2015

Paris Terror Attacks Overwhelm Bay Area; Savage Go-To For Reaction; Ronnnnnn Will Be Predictable; Monday First Take

 Glued to CNN the entire weekend because of the Paris attacks and I wasn't alone. Millions of others around the world were more than likely observing the harsh reality and scope of events in France.

--I wish CNN would kick its mega-annoying "Breaking News" salvo when there was really no breaking news; in fact, many a times, it became confusing especially when one was looking for legitimate breaking news. Old habits are hard to break.

--Should be interesting to listen to Michael Savage on Monday. As usual, Savage told it like it is in the very early stages of the attacks Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the uber-boring, so-called, "voice of reason" will conduct his usual cliché-ridden Monday chat-fest with all the housewife women in Pleasanton named Christina. They still love Mr. Softie.

*Here's a big thumbs-up to the local media TV/Radio minions for allowing network coverage to suffice and swear off the dreaded "local angle." International news is not a local forte, in any market, save for maybe NY or Washington and even then, the CNN's, BBC's are better-primed.

*415 Media Insta-Poll: What was your outlet; TV/Radio/Internet of choice over the weekend? I'd like to know.

58 comments:

  1. Like you, I watched CNN all weekend...glued to the set. And, BTW, Wolf starts his 2pm newscast everyday with that stupid "Breaking News" warning. I am at the point that if Wolf says it's breaking it's probably not.

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    1. Well said, Rich, as usual! Michael Savage will provide the true voice of reason today on the Paris tragedy. As for Lowenstein, Hmph. Ass.,.ASS!!!

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  2. 'Breaking News" = "The Sky is Falling".

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    1. yes, and how about the tease? 'breaking news' right after this...

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    2. I listened to Obama's speech on how ISIS is in decline, and then I watched coverage of the carnage.

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  3. Breaking News is used only once in our broadcast, the very moment we've learned something new. From that point on it's Developing news and then just old fashioned news. Overuse of the "Breaking News" is just a cheap way to keep you viewers/listener's adrenaline up. It may help with spot viewing, but it pisses people off and you lose credibility and credibility is something all of us in broadcast media have to work hard to maintain, it's are only edge that we have over unmonitored social media.

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  4. Fox News, CNN, Internet, local Fox affiliate had lots of interruptions of regular programming. CBS, also.

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  5. I spent Friday afternoon and evening with MSNBC and Brian Williams. Sat morning MSNBC was still there, before they went to their usual all prisons all the time regular weekend stuff when I switched to CNN. Sunday I watched football.

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    1. I turned that boring crap off and went down to the strip club.

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  6. KRON, they had good information, just as good as the others with all their resources that KRON lacks. Digital Boy did a great job on Twitter

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  7. I'm listening to Ronn this morning, he has had no female callers, as a matter of fact he has taken very few calls, instead interviewing several experts and journalists, it might be predictable for Ronn, but it beats, the rants and raves about all muslims being quilty etc, which you can expect from Savage, Sussman and their likes.

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  8. After finishing with the housewives in Marin Ronn can then chat with the resident housewife at KGO.

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  9. @Peter Cleaveland - Did Brian talk about how he escaped the nightclub unharmed?

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  10. France 24 online has live coverage in English--no commercials, no sensationalism.

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  11. Fox News - Geraldo's daughter was at the footie match. I know that I'll probably get the usual bleeding hearts with the usual anti Fox News BS but really isn't enough enough already? It's time to call these Islamic terrorists what they are and exterminate them. No way the USA should welcome or allow ANY Syrian or other Middle Eastern "refugees" into the country. Profiling ? You are damn right! Profiling might have saved a few dozen lives on Friday. Plus I just know that one of these days Shepherd Smith is going to lose it during a 10 hour on air marathon and break into show tunes!

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    1. Their eyes will be opened when it happens here. They'll go from singing "kumbaya let everyone in free everything for everyone" to "holy shit, we better start acting like responsible adults for once".

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    2. Viva La France! They attacked the roaches this morning. Finally, we're getting some responsible leadership in the Western world. Nations that are typically foes need to work together to address this. There's nothing like a common opponent to bring people together.

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    3. 10:36, I agree 100% with you.

      The Chechnyan beasts who blew people up in Boston in 2013 were "refugees" too...

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  12. FOX News. Shepherd Smith is tops in his field!

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    1. I got a Tinder right-swipe and was tied up all weekend. Literally.

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    2. Tops in his field in misreading the teleprompter. It's painful to watch.

      And speaking of his "news" broadcasts. They're more commentary these days.

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  13. Expect Ronn Owens and Obama to apologize for the conduct of the Paris terrorist.

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    1. You are certainly way off base, Ronn is not really an Obama fan, especially on foreign policy. Just because you don't like either of them, does not mean the think alike. Why don't you educate yourself, before you speak.

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  14. What's the matter Rich, too good or too in to change the channel to say FOX News which had better and up to date info!! and yes I tried CNN as well.

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    1. Maybe Rich watched CNN for the same reason so many others do, CNN covers big international stories well.

      Feel free to watch whatever you like but why do you need to cast aspersions at those who watch what they prefer?

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  15. I blacked it out for the first 8 hours...then went to BBC for update....then blacked it out for the rest of the weekend.

    No mess.
    No stress.

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    1. On Sunday I watched Aaron Rodgers stink up the joint. Then I saw his postgame interview where he chastised the person who made some kind of response during the moment of silence before the game. Is this a way to get into Rodger's head? Attention Raiders: They're coming on December 20. I suggest a moment of silence. Maybe two.

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  16. @10:36 typical redneck response from a Faux Schnooze viewer to paint a large group of people, almost all of whom had nothing to do with this tragedy, with a broad brush and condemn ALL of them. Very rational thinking on your part.
    Signed - Bleeding Heart III

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    1. 415 Media House ComedianNovember 16, 2015 at 12:58 PM

      @12:31 typical libtard. Ass, ASSS!!

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    2. 12:31 Exactly. Oversimplified generalizations and oversimplified solutions feed the Fox viewer frenzy.

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    3. @12:31 Thanks for speaking up for the majority of the people. @10:36 is one of those trolls who sits in his/her basement and spews out hate.

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    4. 12:31, you are a wonderful archetype of the loving kindness shown by the average Bay Area liberal who espouses "Tolerance" and "Diversity", but whose actions speak of anything but...

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  17. A nation of immigrants - yes, including my family at the turn of the 20th century. That's the difference - that was a different time and a different generation of immigrants. I know someone who just took the oath of citizenship for no other reason than she can now get SSI. Other than that, she has no real interest in being an American. Again, that's the difference between today and previous waives of immigration.

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    1. Really, you somehow know that all previous waves of immigrants came to our country for more idealistic reasons? Amazing!

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  18. Since I didn't want the people in Paris to suffer alone, I listened to podcasts of The Game's morning show all weekend.

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  19. CNN and MSNBC. Mainly CNN.

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  20. I know this is off topic, but I've been out of state and this morning I woke up to KNBR for the first time in eight months. Within the first 15 minutes, Murph mentioned UCLA and the other guy referenced both the Grateful Dead and Springsteen. Although I didn't have to, I actually got out of bed and went out and shoveled snow in 15 degree weather.

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  21. Is there actually a funny conservative comedian?

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    1. Is there a funny liberal comedian? Their whole schtick = snark. That's all they have. Snarky comments. No real comedy there.

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    2. No. Just all of them.

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  22. I just wish we had some Republicans who are good at defeating ISIS as they were at creating it.

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    1. It's Clinton's fault.

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    2. 2:48 is just one of the brainwashed Democratic party masses.

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  23. I watched my normal TV programming (CBS Fri eve, Football Sat/Sun) and relied on push alerts from CNN, FOX and local TV for important developments

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  24. As I said on the other thread, I was without a TV until I got home on Saturday afternoon, so I was getting info on radio (KGO), and on my laptop (mostly CNN). Although, as KGO was carrying CNN, that was fresher than what I got online. (Yes, I USED to work for KGO, but it's been over 10 years.)

    It was wise of KGO to take CNN, in the afternoon, as "details were sketchy," ... as the saying goes ... and, Chip Franklin didn't have much with which to work, yet.

    When the basketball game interrupted the coverage, I thought about going to KCBS, but figured that they would stick to their precious clock, and that for each hour of listening, I'd get 6 minutes of Paris coverage. I watched a film on my laptop.

    After returning home, I pretty much left it on CNN. After a couple of hours, I turned the audio down, and checked the screen for anything that looked like more than the videos I'd already seen.

    By early Sunday afternoon, I needed a break, and took a long walk in the wind.
    It felt kind of good, but my thoughts were sad.







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  25. Since I was in the car listening to Sirius XM, I tuned into Fox News and listened to Sheppard Smith. Once I got home I went on line and watched the BBC and France 24.

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  26. Little Ronnie LowensteinNovember 16, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    I wanna be a deejay when I grow up. Oh boy! Did something happen in Paris over the weekend? Too bad. Here are the Temptations!

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  27. After 911 I can't watch this anymore. I let the younger generation solve this.

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    1. You just made sure nothing was done leading up to 9/11.

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  28. France24, hands down, is the go-to for this, online or over the air (60.2 KCSM). A well-kept secret, in English, with better anchors, reporters right there live (all of them clearly & honestly affected), no adverts, no sensationalism, no juveniles, no show-off graphics. Watched this unfold there from the beginning.
    I chucked cable insanity long ago, and can't stomach the local broadcast newsertainment either, so it's interweb aggregates like Google news or Huffpost, plus France24 in general. And sometimes this place.

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  29. Actually, didn't really want to know, but it was at the top of sfgate.com when I went to check my horoscope, so I read about it. Gave up tv when they wanted to increase my bill 33% per month. Just not worth it to me. Miss the news, but since much of it was making me angry anyway, feel much calmer, and am getting lots done around the house.

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  30. Let us never forget - all of this is from George Bush's war in Iraq. One to avenge his father and secure oil rights for those connected to the oil industry.

    9/11 was perpetrated by Saudis. They suffered not at all.

    The war has spiraled into a situation wherein refugees are flooding thru Europe, mostly thru destabilized Greece, which doesn't have the resources to screen them.

    You can attempt to blame anyone you like. You can try and parse words but in the end it's simply Bush.

    If you voted for him then it's your fault too. Blaming Obama isn't going to save you. You are the idiots who brought this to us.

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    1. It's Adlai Stevenson's fault.

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  31. I don't know where to post this, but to me the problem is that so-called "moderate" Muslims are the source of many terrorists. Those terrorists who came from the West were originally ordinary Muslims who were "radicalized" either over the internet or after a trip to the Middle East. If it is so easy to radicalize so-called "moderate" Muslims, then fear of all Muslims is justified, and it is simply logical to keep them all out. This is self-protection, not bigotry.

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  32. Keep them all out, are you aware that many Muslim's was born here? So a small percentage of white people did, or perhaps still belongs to the Ku Klux Klan, is that a reason to think all whites might turn into a KKK member? There simply is no logic in your comments.

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