415 MEDIA ALL DOWNHILL
I've never seen a market full of duds as blatant as THIS ONE.
The TV News scene is chaos. Good people, good reporters and anchors, good talent are either being phased out or leaving en masse.
The people running the show are about as incompetent as ever. There is NO direction, no movement, no leadership.
The market is run by a bunch of wimpy nincompoops with all the serenity and knowledge of a Vallejo Jack in the Box. The ding-dongs are running the asylum --Bay Area media is crumbling into a gigantic, unfixable mess. Grab that!
You all deserve better.
You deserve a hallmark station like KTVU to behave like the legendary outlet it once was and is now been taken over by the FoxHouse idiots--known in the industry, derisively, as The Firm, because it has transformed its staff into a bunch of neurotic and insecure miscreants who are afraid of their job status, afraid of the future, and won't even talk privately to their most trusted confidants. At KTVU, fear and loathing has become the daily mantra with a bozo, once-respected, newswoman, in charge of the circus. What a disgrace!
*KPIX: A bloated, garbage-filled fortress littered with enough human waste to fill the SF Zoo. Misguided, out-of-date, out-of-place anchors with no gusto; relentlessly boring and asleep at the wheel. PIX, as I have pointed out numerous times, has NO face-of-the-station. They're run like a Sacramento Sleep Train. Third-rate reporters, ludicrous, inept anchors guided by a News Director who still thinks he's hip because he used to be a reporter for the SF Chronicle. Like newspapers, KPIX is barren and CBS-SF is a rotting carcass.
*KRON: A certifiable mess. An independent albatross with a bunch of lowlife sycophants in charge. But just what are they in charge of? The News Director is a yelling, screaming, human male weapon of mass destruction. If he were respected then at least his ranting could be semi-tolerated but KRON is a veritable wasteland with an unknown future. Its bugs are still aplenty; its cadavers supplemented by a nutty, goofy, ridiculous morning yenta with all the gravitas of a Lodi Arby's. The most compelling thing at KRON is the growing impatience of their doofus TV Sports anchor who continues to make as ASS of himself. At least he stopped parking his used Bentley in the handicapped zone.
*KGO-TV: The least of the insane media outlets in spite of another inglorious female News Director with all the people skills of s diseased yak. How she is able to keep her gig is the subject of many stories at 900 Front. Circle7 has decent, competent, anchors and fairly solid reporters and producers. Too bad management, (read: TW-S) just fragmented one of its sole stars by 86ing his veteran, well-liked producer. Way to boost morale. Maybe time to hire another weather anchor.
*KNTV (NBC Bay Area) They still don't know whether to be a San Jose station or San Francisco metro. It shows. Like PIX, they too do not have a face-of-station. I thought it would be Raj Mathai but looks as if Raj is more interested in his golf game than reading the teleprompter. Jessica Aguirre? Seriously? And Janelle Wang? Quit making more babies and concentrate on gathering the News Director's e-mails, it couldn't hurt. Another thing, guys, who hired the morning traffic guy? He's about as interesting as a Cupertino Subway sandwich shop. Please, KNTV, find a pulse! Get a grip. You're losing all the energy and are about as relative as a Trump rally in Berkeley.