TV, Radio, Internet...dishing dirt since 2001
That's ridiculous. Not surprising, but ridiculous.
That is ridiculous and not surprising...38 POINTS!
Mee not spel? That umposibel!!
It's sad, but it's also fascinating to watch these media companies die slow deaths. You'd think television and radio would wake up when the Internet killed newspapers, but instead you get big media companies run by suits with high IQs and zero EQs trying to squeeze a profit out of a dying medium.I can think of one traditional media company that's surviving and even thriving, the Washington Post - but only because it's owned by Amazon's Bezos, who knows business and people, what people want. Unfortunately, when it's limited to a couple zillionaires who can actually figure things out and bring these institutions back to life, they are used to push their agendas instead of reporting on the news. To find out the truth you need to find a mix between NPR and Drudge these days.
We can thank the Clintons for basically dismantling the FCC back in the 90s for this.
How do you know the Post is thriving because Bezos "knows what people want" and not because he's just pumping Amazon money into it? And most Amazon money itself just comes from stock and VC. The company rarely makes much in the way of profits and never has. I really like the way these dot-commers are called business geniuses when all they're doing is spending retiree's pensions.
This is every day and news flash KGO is as bad.
You can make fun now but just you watch, this Cirry kid is gonna be a star and household name some day.
Sum Ting Wong with that caption.
KRON did not one,not two,not even three segments on the Warriors win,but FOUR on their ten O'clock news. So many they had Carpenter do one. Why not Radnich who was there do all? That would be normal and KRON don't do normal.
It takes more than one person to put graphics on the air. Someone types it another person or two OK it for the on air broadcast. This mistake was made by at least 3 people in the studio.
Well you would think that but all the local stations eliminated the Chyron Operator in the studio. All of the graphics are entered by writers or producers down in the newsroom and the director just advances from one to the next during the newscast. I know this because I used to be the Chyron Operator for KPIX.
Reeks of either a foreigner whose first language is not English or recent grad put in a situation where he/she is chronically overworked and underpaid.
Seriously, why the surprise and disappointment? There's no pride in work any more. At that shop, based on what you've said, it's par for the proverbial course.
Pretty easy explanation for this. And I think it covers all of the TV stations in the Bay Area. Everything is bottomline driven and the easiest way to increase your profit margin is to do more with less. In TV that means less people-writers/producers/reporters/whatever. So what happens? You increase the workload and decrease the number of people doing it. They rush because they have about 20 things to do and have no time to look over their work. They'll file whatever they have and go on to the next story or task. It is the inherent need we feel to get the job done no matter what. Most people take pride in their work but more importantly not to miss a deadline and let the "team" down. This is the bi-product. You get a bunch of people working hard and fast with no time to go over what they wrote or entered for graphic. They may know it is Steph Curry but damn it, they need to get that story on LeBron done because it runs in 10 minutes. Oh well.
There's more to it than that. It is SO EXPENSIVE to live here...the cost of our real estate and then effect of how our local economy is structured (no industry, we live mostly from foreign investors and immigrant labor) seems to infect itself in everyone who comes here and everything we see in business. Go to WGAL and you won't see stuff like that. Go to WEWS or WJW and you damn sure won't see it. Why? Not everyone in Cleveland is running uphill twenty four hours a day to pay their mortgage!It's kids being pushed to the point in which they are simply neither competent nor productive but as long as someone up top is still making his six grand a month or more house payment, no one seems to care. My wife and I have dough but are considering leaving because we don't want to continue living in a place predominated and governed (if you want to call it that) by overgrown children with an entitlement mentality.This region is in line for one hell of a bust.
There another thing you won't see in Cleveland...a championship! GOT EEEM!!!
The performance of the Warriors is the furthest thing from my mind. Curry and James were born in the same hospital not more than a mile from where I went to college and I harbor no malice toward either of them but wow...most things are more important. My wife and I aren't that shallow.
My god you're insufferable root. Save all of us Bay Area natives from your constant whining and just move back to your palace in Cleveland. Ohio... the Hawaii of the Midwest.
My wife and I aren't going anywhere.If you've got a problem, deal with it. OK?
You can't make this shit up. We2Low