Monday, May 2, 2016

The Bay Area Morning TV News Shows: Welcome To The Freak Shows; Call In The Circus Clowns; Hide The Kids; Hurry, Hurry

 WELCOME TO THE BAY AREA TV NEWS MORNING FREAK SHOWS BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUTSIDE CONSULTING IDIOTS!

Monday Morning I decided to drink my Peets and watch the local outlets, in depth, and see for myself what I had been hearing from YOU GUYS: the various dwindling viewers. You're right. FREAK SHOW! Holy Toledo, what a load of garbage. A bunch of no-talent hacks and miscreants pretending to be news people. Ha! Better off they should be working the local circus --a pathetic clown act with a cacophony of NOISE, Visual Junk, cheap stunts and total yahoos who should really be checked into Napa State Hospital.

*We begin with Donnie and Marie; the old standby at suddenly visual root canal in the AM, KGO-TV and its band of useless morsels headed by Mr. Dork and his nutty female accomplice, Ms. Dork: Channel 7's gruesome twosome, Reggie Aqui and Natasha Zouves. These moronic idiots have instigated a mutiny at KGO with the senior staff holding private meetings to rebel against the AM yahoos for their disgusting brand of TV News. News? More like a cheap Anaheim high-school lounge act; I knew BOZO 1 was bad, but this bad? Disney is shaking in his grave and Nurse Ratched is drunk at the bar with her 5th shot of 1800. And now we add Butthead Weather guy Mike Nicco to the mix for his amateurish catcalls off camera; who invited this TV mutt to the party? Nicco belongs in the tea cup, strapped down, in Knots Berry Farm. And Sue Hall, the traffic queen? Is ABC sponsoring your extra plastic surgery gourmet? You kind of resemble a blond Cher on steroids. Good God!

*Yo, KPIX: THIS JUST IN: Your Morning News is a disgrace! Michelle Griego, Countess G with all the warmth of an infected bunion is lost --totally lost. And Mr. Choi is yawn central. Why was he hired? Because you needed another Hawaiian? What, was Betty Yu a secret package deal between SF and Honolulu? Congrats PIX for providing Bay Area viewers a place to regurgitate after an all-night drunkfest.

*We've sort of given a pass to KNTV (NBC Bay Area) of late because we have generally liked their programming; their underrated newscasts and quality reporters for the most part; NOT in the morning!

We know Laura Garcia-Cannon has a lot on her mind but my god, LGC, your unnecessary chirping is so embarrassing--at one point Monday, I thought a canary invaded the news desk! And good golly, who the hell is this circus clown, Mike Inouye?  I didn't know you guys hired a live human seal to broadcast the traffic. This guy claps his hands more time than the SF Giant's Lou Seal. Inouye's act would play better in a  Toledo hen house than San Jose; By the way, Sam Brock? Sam Brock makes Dave Clark look like the Black Walter Cronkite.

*Back in SF we got too much a dose of the usual KRON dumb-shit show with phony Darya Folsom and equally phony Robin Winston (hey Robin, if you're going to post anonymous comments to my blog that rip your co-workers, at least ID yourself; might help you out in the long run and more importantly, greater finance the cosmetics and jell); anyways, I never thought I'd do this: have sympathy for Mark Danon! My gosh, between Darya's BS and the fill-in weather guy on 10X Red Bull, holy teleprompter! You gots lots on the plate!

*Finally, good old KTVU with Foxified DIVA, Gasia Mikaelian, the Elaine Corral on steroids wannabe who possesses all the grace of an Emeryville strip mall. Gasia had a swell Monday: her microwave oatmeal and juice drink were just enough to calm her down; up side? one less selfie with Dave. Down side? She's getting her hair done. Again! Steve, you're doing fine at the weather station and Sal, although we have more personal issues to settle, I still like and appreciate your efforts, just not at THE 9!

26 comments:

  1. KTVU needs to bring back Miss Nancy and Romper Room At KTVU there is one You, but it isn't Betty Yu. How often does Betty Yu inject botox into her gorgeous lips ? You be the judge.

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  2. What happened to your opinion of Robin?? I hope it's not because of her tangle with Anny, because pregnancy does not make a woman a saint....What evidence do you have that she's posting on here...let alone reading it? Do you know her IP Address? If you're relying on your "sources," I hope you are confident in their credibility.

    I do agree about Darya's antics. Not sure why she needs to pose, or why she needs to stand next to anyone else (weather, traffic people, etc.)?

    I like Mark and James.

    Wonder how the reception of single gender newscasts?

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    1. @9:28
      Second it. Mark and James are poised professionals, Darya's act has worn thin and yes, it's curious that Robin is now the subject of undeserved scorn.

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    2. Anyone who knows or has met Robin (except Annie) will would see your opinion of her for what it is...bull crap. It makes one wonder why.

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    3. Common sense tells me that when a young (newbie) woman like Robin, goes to a brand new, very good job, the last thing she would do is put herself in a position to end up in yelling match or personal confrontation with anyone at the station!! I'm pointing my finger at the other one.

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    4. @9:38 the reason Darya likes to stand in front of the camera is her (ex)bf paid good money for those boobs and she's determined to get her moneys worth.

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    5. I worked with Robin Winston and don't let her fool you. During her radio days, she had her sights on TV and she was determined to get there. She can be ruthless and she rubbed some of the producers the wrong way. She is socially awkward and seems nice, but I knew she had an ego. Sounds like her ego got out of control as soon as she got the KRON gig. Robin should learn to stay humble. She also comes across like a phony and she seems disingenuous. Very hard to watch.

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  3. James and Frances LanthierMay 2, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    Speaking of clowns, who shit in the elevator?

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  4. It all starts with the decision makers at each station. Heard criticisms of each news director and GM; keep them coming, and coming hard! Must expose all management!

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  5. I watch the Mexican breakfast shows, it's pretty straight forward...bounce, bounce, bounce.

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  6. I'm very sorry, but I have an issue with this article. Why insult Knott's Berry Farm, the jelly people! I had an outstanding peanut and butter sandwich yesterday, using their "Pure Strawberry Preserves," really good!

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  7. I've been giving KNTV a try since Mallicoat left KPIX. Unlike you, I think Sam Brock is fine, if a little on the charimsa-lite said. But good gawd, LGC is so strange looking. Those eyes are scary and everything is so angular. It's like she was created in a geometry lab - Weird Science indeed. When you add in the chirping, as you wrote, I can't even last a whole segment. I also know what you say about Inouye - I can't put my finger on it, but I just don't like his delivery. I didn't know it was possible to make traffic even more boring than it is, but he somehow accomplished it. He makes a relevant and timely topic for commuters, tired. I've sworn off KGO because of Aqui. Zouves' mouth makes the strangest shapes I've ever seen to where it's distracting.

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    1. I stick to CBS this Morning with Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell, ....add in Margaret Brennan, Holly Williams, and Debra Pata..... That makes a good morning news show.
      I use the remote control to skip past the KPIX stuff. Then later, if I have time I will watch a recorded GMA, again skipping the KGO stuff.

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  8. Rich, Be Ware of the ides of May and the eyes of Laura Garcia Ex Cannon. I don't know what happened to her back when she did not look possessed but with her family problems she looks possessed and may zap you with ill will right through your flat screen while you write her up! Every time I look at Laura I hear the screeching violins from a horror movie...

    I have to cut Sue Hall some slack she is such a hard worker. In all likelihood she got up at 1AM after working until 2:30 AM at a radio station to go to KGO (yes the times overlap). I have to respect that kind of hard work.

    I don't know how often you get down to the mission but they are selling Trump pinatas like hot cakes - the next best selling pinatas are Gasia pinatas followed by Gary Radish pinatas...

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    1. Possessed, could be. Wouldn't want that woman mad at me, no way! Her eyes remind me of Charles Manson. She has that stare like she is looking right through you into another Galaxy.

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  9. The issue with all of this is the Divas.
    KTVU -- Gasia over caffeinated and cutting everyone off like Bill O'Reilly, Foxification
    KNTV -- LGC -- no wonder everyone else is scared
    KRON -- Darya and Don Rickles are the low point of every morning
    KPIX -- Griego -- she could bore the paint off of walls. When you boring in the morning you should not be wondering why you are in last place
    KGO -- Reggie - I cant imagine his act played in Portland. Natasha is ok when she has adult supervision like at 11AM

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  10. I now skip the early morning news and watch NBC Bay Area news at 11:00 am with Kris Sanchez and Scott McGrew. It is a smart, intelligent broadcast.

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  11. I would rather have the donnie and marie shtick than the KPIX snoozefest

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  12. They should have Griego on the late night newscast. That would be a better sleep aid than Halcion.

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  13. I tried watching KGO this AM and it was a disaster. Who hired those two idiots? Reggie's voice and wannabe clever comments are annoying. And that JV cheerleader next to him is unwatchable. She looks dumb, like she's not smart. An air head. KGO is a joke. Never again.

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    1. Her Journalism Credentials when she was hired was Sexist news reporter in San Diego. with that resume what could go wrong?

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  14. I'm really enjoying KRON's "Backstory." And after viewing this 415 Media website for about a year and a half, I have a completely different view of the News afforded to me!

    It's like watching Baseball for 40 years from the bleachers in center field, to sitting in one of the ground level seats right behind home base. I have been given a completely different perspective on the game!! It has made the News more personal for me!

    For years I would say, "Hey, there whatshisname or whatshername, weren't they over on that other channel. Now I know what is going on behind the scenes. It's a cutthroat business...it's called "Newsical Chairs."

    So thanks to KRON and 415 Media, because after probably 50 years of watching the News, it's a new ball game for me, and much appreciated!!

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  15. Seriously, though, if you took a shot of 1800 every time Sam Brock, Laura Garcia-Cannon, Kris Sanchez and Scott McGrew utter the words, "outrage" and "controversy", you'd be dead within an hour.

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  16. Is there any reason you hate Asians? Why pick on Betty Yu?? Mike Enouye is harmless, but you bash him too. So glad I am in Silicon Valley. You people in San Francisco piss and moan about everything.

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  17. He doesn't hate orientals, just the ones he mentions are pretty lame. Have you seen Choi on PIX?

    Regarding Laura Garcia-Cannon. I still can't believe she's on the air, I used to write management about how horrid she was on the air on a regular basis. She gives one the feeling she's not a pleasant person in real life.

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    1. Orientals??? What century are you from? Why not call them Mongolians? I can see criticizing the divas, but Betty Yu? Come on!

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