Wednesday, June 22, 2016

15 Annoying Media People in the Bay Area

 15 MOST ANNOYING BAY AREA MEDIA PEOPLE (Not necessarily in numerical order)

1. Frank Somerville: a narcissistic, sanctimonious, hollier-than-thou yutz with enough fake emotion to fill Levi Stadium.

Somerville's daily postings on Facebook are not from the heart but straight from the KTVU/Fox marketing department who urge Frank to play footsie with his thousand of sycophantic followers...Somerville's act is only superseded by his brash arrogance in the office.

2. Stan Bunger: a righteous, jerky, supreme asshole with more self-serving residue than a Peoria preacher. Bunger's "gee, I'm so clever" 'tude on the air isn't so beloved by the KCBS rank and file who know a phony when they see one. And another thing, Bungey? How many more  extra BBQ tickets did you have to extort from management so you give to friends? Wholly Christ! And you're ass-kissing to Roberta Gonzales is now legendary gossip in the back offices.

3. Aaron Pero: so, you're still at the KRON helm in spite of so, so, many stains on the wall; your constant screaming and yelling at reporters and underlings; your pathetic guidance of little digital guys who confront people with cell phones at the NBA Finals; your encouragement of staff to snitch on people except her highness in the morning; Pero, it's only a matter of time before Media General has had enough of your crap. Then it's off to Amarillo with Countess D for fish and chips.

4. Jeffrey Schaub: a brash, arrogant, jerky KCBS reporter with more schmutz than a Daly City dry cleaner. A real pretentious one; the yokels call Jeff "asshole supreme" and there's no shock and awe here.

5. Mike Sugerman: Dear Mike, I used to like you, now I'm feeling sort of sad for you. Your "about the bay" drivel is about as captivating as a day-long triple colonoscopy in Concord. And what's with the fake stubble? Either grow the beard or get a better barber. Holly cow, how irritating you've become.

6. Don Ford: Who was responsible for the hiring of this clown? What, is this CBS' way of spending less on talent so they could have this yutz? Great, KPIX: send this buffoon to Walnut Creek for the opening of a Dunkin Donut--way to control the resources --perfect storm: fluff reporter covers fluff.

7. J.R Stone: maybe the biggest KRON ass-kisser since the days of Bob Bonaventura --your Sunday night brown-nosing of Radnich after the Warriors game was more obnoxious than a root canal with a blind dentist. God, you and Pero must be intertwined.

8. Gary Radnich: the act has finally gone to the woodshed --the Bay Area has caught on to your banal shtick and ridiculousness --you're now reduced to the circus clown performing his last show at the Clovis Toastmasters club. See ya later, Gare, the final days are counting down.

9. Heather Holmes: hey, Heather, put some weight on; at this rate you'll be a Karen Carpenter any moment; seriously, I know FOX has really screwed up KTVU when they place you as their primary back-up anchor. How sad. What? Marcia Brandwynne's sister was too expensive? You are supposed to be a terrific news reader; I guess skinny looks supersede news acumen. Great, you're in the club.

10. Larry Krueger: Oh, the blocker supreme on Twitter and Felipe Alou's human breakfast. Krug, congratulations on being Gary's personal lapdog--I hope you got a late-night dinner in the Tenderloin as a gift--wait a minute...

11. Ronnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Owens: Uh, Ronnnnnnnn, the party's over. You sound like shit; seriously, take the offer now and go out with dignity ...Take Copie to the IHOP and play bridge with him.

12. Brian Copeland: You, know, I used to love you, Byron Allen. I rooted for you, Byron Allen. In fact, Byron Allen, there was a time when you made me laugh out loud: it was the dinner show at a comedy club in Bakersfield right near the Dennys off Highway 5. I do believe you, Byron Allen, deserve a Nor Cal Emmy because of the talent you bought to San Francisco. Mr. Allen? You're not only a Genuine Man, you're a legend.

13. Ross Palombo: Arrrrrnnng ya happy to talk like a pirate because you are about as crappy and phony a news anchor as ever? You make Milt Kahn look like Pete Wilson. AAAARRRRRR!

14. Mike Mibach: Are you still secretly going to the make-up window and looking at yourself, Mikey? Seriously, you and Keba are about as genuine as an email from the guy in Nigeria whose car plunged into the river and he needs some cash from you.

15. Roberta Gonzales --oh please lady just tone it all down for heaven's sake ....

58 comments:

  1. Where is Keba and Gasia and Julie Watts and Elizabeth Cook? Your usual suspects.

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  2. You forgot Dave Clark. I still do not have a good explanation of why he is still at KTVU. He can't read, he can't happy talk,and he doesn't have a sense of who his audience is.

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    1. > I still do not have a good explanation of
      > why he is still at KTVU.

      I do. Dennis retired.

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    2. And, he has creepy eyes.

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    3. If it's not on the teleprompter, Dave (I can't ad lib) Clark's not sayin' it. He also needs some glare proof eye glasses a la Kenny Choi. All you see is reflecting lights in his eyes.

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    4. Creepy... that's the word

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  3. What about Rudy on KNBR? Then again, what about nearly everyone on The Sports Bleeder?

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  4. No mention of the morning frat boy dudes on KNBR (or at least Powlie Mack)? You feeling okay?

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  5. James H Sharky Hankel Sr, Mayor, Minden, NEJune 22, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Rich, you left off Jan Wahl, Stank Ass Du Jour. I said ASS!!!

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  6. Leave Clovis alone.
    It's not their fault they are stuck there. Clovis is the nice part of Fresno.
    Clovis is on our side.

    So do you have a good fish and chips hookup in Amarillo?
    Disclaimer: I live at the beach.

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    1. You're right about Clovis. And, Clovis is the wealthy suburb of Fresno with excellent schools and strong HS sports programs. Clovis is a desired area in the Fresno area. Rich, you need to find a new city to pick on. Otherwise, Kate Scott will be stalking you.

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    2. Don't look to Alviso or Milpitas to pick on

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  7. I've always wondered why God wastes good looks on beaches but darling Heather is a great example of this... Rabbit Berta would make a cup of Coffee nervous. Julie Watts is a confirmed beach with attitude who comically now has to do the weather (and hopefully empty the trash)... Gasia went from Goddess to yakster and is typical of great looking gals who don't know when to shut up already!

    What the heck did they do with Laura Garcia Ex Cannon's eyes - send her out for an android replacement? If she looks at you just right you wind up living in a trailer or your big screen develops a flaw in the LCD array.

    Thankfully there are many class acts around and I won't sully their names in the same reply with the guilty as charged above...

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    1. Laura Garcia-Cannon reminds me of Nadia Lockyer, Bill Lockyer's young wife who was addicted to meth. Garcia-Cannon is officially "scary."

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  8. My list is Sommerville (who I used to admire until he decided to add his own personal observations at the end of stories, and his overly drawn-out laughter at the nightly "silly child on youtube" clips,) Gonzales, Radnich, and Palumbo.

    Also getting tired of Julie Haener's moans and sighs at the end of sad stories.

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    1. I agree this is tiring, but for the record they are told to do this crap by the suits. You'll notice it started shortly after Fox took over. Ho Lee Fuk what a difference a screwup makes.

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    2. AND how many times does Julie say ... "thank you for that report"
      hey Julie ....eh... stop wasting our time with B.S.
      Fox 2 wastes at least 15 minutes of news time with silly babble and
      often irrelevant questions and make up stupid questions after every report.
      Frank just can't shut up without burping some stupid question.

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    3. "Also getting tired of Julie Haener's moans and sighs at the end of sad stories."

      That was Dana King's shtick. Condescending...like we can't figure out good or bad on our own without their gestures.

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    4. KPIX' Ken Bastida constantly says, Thanks For That.
      With all the babbling talk, KTVU had to create another channel, KTVU PLUS

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    5. "That was Dana King's shtick. Condescending...like we can't figure out good or bad on our own without their gestures."

      Suzanne Saunders and Leslie Griffith did it all the time, too. Very unprofessional.

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  9. You sure got it right about Bobby Bonaventura. The day he left KRON one of the other editors brought in champagne and cups and we all drank a toast to his departure. If only it had happened sooner.

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    1. AGREED! Asswipe.

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    2. Yep. "Bobby" used to be a videotape editor at KRON and he was the BIGGEST ASSHOLE ever. His caustic attitude and ugly persona drove more than a few young writers and freelance editors to flee good ol' KORN. He was frogmarched up to Human Resources at least half-a-dozen times that I witnessed. But, of course, his butt buddy Gary Radish saved his ass every time.

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  10. And tomorrow, the ladies?

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  11. I think Somerville is genuine. I ran into him as I was coming from Berkeley Bowl one morning and he was going to the medical supply store across Telegraph in one of his fancy cars. He seemed like a regular ol Joe. Cool cat. His FB dispatches have been going for a while. Yes... Fox2 did make it a part of their website but again, he's been doing that for a while before the socialmediazation of the newsrom and has MANY fans for it.

    Why would Dan Ford be doing reports about Dunkin Donuts. He's the nature/environmental reporter. His casual dress and hat always stick out to me but seems to put out good dispatches.

    Sugarman... another cool cat. Besides M&R, one of the reasons I tune in at 6 to KPIX and the "About the Bay" dispatches are informative and cool.

    There you again with the very thinly veiled attacks of Copeland's blackness. I'm not a fan of Copeland but no one defines blackness- ESPECIALLY not you. Chill with that.

    A fan of you and this column but umm you need some ass. PRONTO. LOL.

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    1. Agree with all of that, Anthony. Thanks for saying it so I didn't have to.

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    2. I'm surprised that he even published your comment.

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  12. How did Darya miss this list, or was the name drop at number 3 enough

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  13. What, no Darya "bad boob job" Folsom?

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    1. Darya walks in to a bar, up to the bartender. He says to her while cleaning a glass and says "why the long face?" I guess he thought she was Sara Jessica Parker.

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  14. I allowed myself to watch Reggie Aqui at noon today... goodness, it was like watching Dan Quayle read the news, but with better teeth (and until the first break he got all the camera time, while Kristin was stuck throughout in v/o, so that was telling).

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  15. I am so tired of the KCBS/John Madden summer BBQ.
    I can only imagine the amount of maneuvering that must occur behind the scenes to fetch one of these coveted tickets.
    So what, and who the hell cares.

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  16. Greg Papa with Lund. Greg Papa with St.Jean. Greg Papa forcing himself to be funny. Like fingers on a chalkboard too with his screeching. Somebody told him that's funny and Greg believed him like he believed Fitz in '98.

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  17. My wife and I were watching KPIX this morning and my wife says is RoGo on drugs? Too much. Too fast. No good.

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    1. There is another PIXer who often looks and sounds out-of-sorts, causing us to wonder if the woman is OK.

      Frequently, Andria Borba's eyes are droopy, her expressions are glazed, she is sloppily dressed, and her makeup is poorly applied. There are other times when she will blink incessantly. Her flat voice is heavy-tongued, giving the impression that her mouth was injected with Novocaine. During one late-night field report, a gust of wind blew some hair in front of her face. We couldn't believe our eyes when she didn't pull it back; she just talked away with hair covering most of her mug!

      They seem to like her at Channel 5, but she is one of the oddest reporters I've ever seen.

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  18. Jeffrey Schaub is actually one of the good guys. You got that wrong.

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  19. No more TV and Radio for me, thanks Rich for freeing me.

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    1. Same here, at least since Sunday. I thank Rich for ranting toward the Bay Media about how they have responded to the Warriors' collapse. With the exception of an hour of HBO and the series finale of Person of Interest, my viewing pleasure has consisted of Looney Tunes, where a lot of the characters indeed supersede those of many of today's Bay Media figures.

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  20. ''balty''used to be from clovis! clovis is the town that made you anxious to finally get to fresno,back In the day. krreuger ,yeah , become a lap dog, afrid to make any mush comments and get fired. who needs a detuned kreuger??

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  21. when jon miller said to fleming,''ahh were back together in the booth'', fleming then says,''mmmm mmmm mmmm'', like Donald fagen says ''sure looks good ,mmm mmm mmm'' In ''hey nineteen'',hilarious.

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  22. I stll don't understand the hate towards Heather Holmes. And skinny is not a problem, because Americans are seriously overweight. You will see this if you travel overseas. Besides, I am an Asian viewer that likes blond women.

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  23. I was going to add the awful Gil Gross to the list, but based on his terrible ratings, I guess I wouldn't even include him in the category of Bay Area media people since no one is listening to him, almost AT ALL

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  24. Grant Lodes. Sometimes he stands up..but most of the time he gives off "Team Brownnose, Captain". Its why his wife tweets lovingly of "The big guy". Raddy.

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  25. Will someone please stick a fork in Roberta, she's done.

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  26. Add Natasha Zouves and Reggie Aqui. Exaggerating voice and fake laughs (Zouves). Terrible voice (Aqui).

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    1. Natasha gets a pass, and anyone opposing Natasha will be crushed.
      We Natasha Oppas are everywhere.

      Natasha Always! 2016

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    2. I saw the Donnie and Marie show today. I don't think I've ever seen an anchor roll his eyes which was what Donnie did. He was pretty giddy, so Natasha had to mirror him a bit to match. Yeah, they need to tone it down.

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  27. Did you have to keep it to 15????

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  28. I don't trust Krueger's views on anything but football. The other day he was commenting on the Warriors small line up and was saying, "They're good when they're shooting well." I said out loud to my car radio, "Any line up is good when they're shooting well." Some of views on different players are beyond ridiculous. I take it back, they are ridiculous.

    Last week of so, KPIX did a story on some 9 year-old swimming to Alcatraz and back. As on cue, that was Roberta's chance to tell her co-workers and viewers how cold the Bay waters are when she's done that swim. There was visible eye-rolling among her colleagues. I bet they have to hear that crap all the time. Yesterday, she brought donuts and said on-air that she was trying to fatten everybody up. Misery loves company, I guess.

    I'm warming to Aqui and Zouves a bit, they are king and queen of the melodramatic pause and empathetic comment when delivering sad stories. Being serious is appropriate, being overwrought isn't.

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    1. Anybody who has done that swim....is not a wimp.

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    2. Not the point.

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  29. I'm Daaaaaah Lihhhhhhn.

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  30. Gary #8

    WTF

    Seriously WTF

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  31. How is Ryan Scott not on this list? He is unlistenable in every sense. Gene Burns must be holding his nose. Simply. Un. Listenable.

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    1. Yes, Ryan Scott not on the list, or the horrible Chip Franklin, or the Dregs? Gee, and blasting Copeland? Or the morning idiots on KGO? Come on Rich...be equal basher, please!!

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  32. And for heaven's sake please Julie Heinous-er, please stop wearing sleeveless tops. So damn sick of her sleeveless tops. Really irritates me.

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  33. Reggie Aqui is annoying beyond belief. This guy is just begging for a smack (so to speak, of course. :)

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