Friday, November 6, 2015

Ross Palombo of KTVU Just a Tad Too Excited

 Just way too happy for me. An overly caffeinated guy. Maybe too much Red Bull.

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  1. Hey Ross, Boost Mobile in Rohnert Park just called; they said you're late for your shift. Ass...ASS!!!

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  2. Ross is a donkey's ass. I used to work with him at KRON. NOBODY liked him. Assignment editors called him things I can't repeat here. Video editors used to fight with him over who got to edit him today. He sends scripts with tiny snippets of dialogue--two- and three-second bites--that have to be assembled with crushing deadlines. Acts like he's the only story in the show. If you have issues then you're not interested in quality. Tries to do "ambush" interviews and sets people up to be victims (arrives with his camera shielded, mike in his pocket, then acts surprised when the other side doesn't know he's recording; shows up unannounced saying "WHY WON'T YOU TALK TO US ABOUT THIS?" when the other side has no idea what he's talking about.) Treats everyone in the newsroom with utter condescension.

    If stations still had ethics he'd indeed be working at Boost Mobile. But anything for ratings, and he'll fit in perfectly at Fox, a station with all the ethics of, well, Ben Carson. Or Carly Fiorina. Or Donald Trump. Or Jeb Bush. Or Hillary Clinton.

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    1. But his eye make-up is oooh, so perfect!

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    2. Well you could do worse, ethics of MSNBC or Obama...well lack thereof.

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    3. Yeah, some retards can't resist dragging Obama into every argument, even when he comes on the heels of the Bush/Cheney organization, so corrupt even GW's own father is dissing Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, et al.

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  3. Just an FYI...From Joel Denver's website ALL ACCESS, published 11/4/15:
    SEE BELOW:
    A discrimination lawsuit filed against CUMULUS MEDIA has been removed from Superior Court of CALIFORNIA (ALAMEDA COUNTY) to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of CALIFORNIA, upon motion by the defendant.
    ANTHONY TUCKER, a former AE at Triple A KFOG/SAN FRANCISCO, alleged in his suit that when he was hired by KFOG in 2013, he was promised an account list with the potential to meet his requirement of $195,000 in annual earnings, but instead gave him a list of $12,000 in currently-billing accounts.
    He said that he brought in $125,000 in new business anyway, but after GSM OMARI PATTERSON was let go and VP/FM Sales JAYSON RENO took over as his boss, RENO and Market Manager STEVE SKLENAR promised that more current-billing accounts would be assigned to him but were not, and when he complained in an email, he began to get retaliatory poor performance reviews. After a complaint to HR, TUCKER said, he was assigned no new accounts and some were taken from him and given to younger AEs.
    He was fired on SEPTEMBER 26th, 2014 and said he was not paid his pending commissions in full.
    The suit alleges age, race, and gender discrimination, promissory fraud, retaliation, breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, labor code violations, and wrongful termination, and names CUMULUS and 10 John Does as defendants.

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  4. Metrosexual...."Not that there's anything wrong with that."

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    1. He's the other type of sexual. Look at his personal Facebook page...like you said, "Not that there's anything wrong with that."

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  5. In other news, Cumulus Media closed at $.29 cents a share today. A-damn-mazing. Will it go to zero next week? The winds of bankruptcy are more than circulating and layoffs for the holidays are coming. The company effectively lost one-third of its value today and investors are bailing and pissed.

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  6. Very creepy looking. May not be a responsible assessment but,well, he's creepy.

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  7. Is this the guy who reported the story of the homeless setting fires on Cal-Trans property and interviewed the adjacent property owners? It was an over-the-top performance replete with background music! He was blowing this thing WAY out of proportion--then it dawned on me--FOX NEWS! What the heck do you expect folks.

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    1. You don't know half of it (I do, I was there) about how he ambushed that poor Caltrans guy. Did you notice how the camera was at an odd angle and there was no mike visible/ That's because he had the mike hidden near his left pocket, out of view, and the camera man was holding the camera at his side with his jacket over the top so you couldn't see it was turned on. He'd talked to the Caltrans guy a few days before and they were supposed to have a sit-down interview. Then he comes barging in one day saying "When are we going to get to talk to so-and-so?" with the camera running, as if that was his first time there. But as you say, Fox News. They love that stuff, as do their lobotomized viewers.

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    2. I just watched that segment. I don't know about you but Ol' Ross has a future in political hit pieces. Jerky camera, repetitive video clips and jarring cuts, switch to grey tones at nonsensical points in the story, a gratuitous "gotcha", bad lighting. Should have been a 3 minute segment at most but got pushed to 7 minutes. Ross, check and see if "A Current Affair" is still a thing, you've got a future there.

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    3. I'm pretty convinced that if the extraordinarily respected former KTVU news director Fred Zehnder saw the piece he would vomit.

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    4. I agree with "Junkman," the editing of that story made it almost unwatchable for me. If that continues, with whatever reporter involved, I will tune out.

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  8. He looks like Max Headroom. Bet he wears those fake eye color lenses.

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  9. Not my cup of tea. Ross teamed with Claudine Wong makes this show unwatchable. At least when M. Mibach was anchoring I could get through the phony droning of Claudine. Now with Ross no matter which anchor is speaking the droning power meter is at its highest level. Seems like Ross sings the news and it drives me nuts. That's why I no longer watch KTVU weekends.

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  10. I can't watch him. He's really terrible on 2 Investigates. It's gotcha journalism, not a true inquiry. It's just that obvious.

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