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There used to be a saying at KTVU..."Real men don't preview their edits"Whoopsy!
Thanks for the clip. I happened to be half-listening, while doing other things, on Monday night and heard this. I thought I couldn't have heard what I heard but the clip shows I did. What nonsense to broadcast. The editor was asleep at the wheel to say the least. Hopefully the station will make sure he/she is well rested in the future, by no longer requiring him/her to come to work.
Would he have edited his own story?
No. That's on the editor.
You have got to be f*****g kidding me! Whoever 'edited' this left it in on purpose. Not that he needed any help but Palombo will NEVER live this down. "Paging Tori Campbell!"
You are right, it should never have made air, but I can't believe it was on purpose. Simply technical ineptitude. If there was an editor involved, I am guessing it would be his/her last day. A "casual/freelancer" perhaps? Or are reporters at KTVU how editing their own compilation shows?
> If there was an editor involvedNo, video at KTVU edits itself...> I am guessing it would be his/her last day.Guess again. Bigger mistakes happen.
It was clearly an edit mistake and he didn't say anything horrible or inaccurate. It happens. Unfortunate. But, it happens. All Bay Area crews have been working around the clock since Friday and are clearly exhausted physically and emotionaly.
I know Sum Ting Wong--he is a horrible editor and should be fired.
Saw that as well. Not to mention that sans flub, he came across as a holier-than-thou (for lack of a better word) prick while interviewing the Oakland official. Seriously, just ask the questions and save the sanctimonious editoralizing crap for someplace else. My wife thinks his "way too tight" clothing must be affecting the oxygen - blood flow to his head. But it was good for a laugh at his expense.Henry Lee and the few previous investigative reporters were so much better and not at all pompous. KTVU made a mistake letting those far better experienced reporters go.
Spot on! He was practically putting blame on the Oakland official and his staff. To the official's credit he stayed and put up with Palombo's grandstanding. Also kudos to Julie Haner for maintaining her composure afterwards.
> Henry Lee and the few previous investigative reporters > were so much better and not at all pompous. KTVU made > a mistake letting those far better experienced reporters go. Henry Lee is gone? Since when?> kudos to Julie Haner for maintaining her composure > afterwards.Julie was probably doing her makeup during the piece and didn't even know what happened. Shine a flashlight though one ear, you get illumination on the opposite wall.
While I'm confident nobody at KTVU likes Ross Palombo, I'm also confident that KTVU now has the same kind of understaffed, overworked newsroom with fresh-out-of-J-School interns and burned-out 28-year-old producers working for 1/2 the salary that former laid-off producers earned being expected to pull 12-hour shifts with no breaks but only put 8 hours with AFTRA-required breaks on it on their timecards, doing twice the workload that any reasonable news director would think is possible. So stuff slips through the cracks. In this case it just makes Ross appear dumb, which is for everybody's benefits. Seriously, check out his Instagram sometime and look at all the "thumbs up" he's doing as an excuse to flex his arms. He's an idiot, but every reporter does stuff like this all the time. Just funny to see his pompous condescending ass be the one to have it public.
I rather enjoyed it!
I agree with Gary Crabbe. The interview with the Oakland inspector was childish and he should be fired for that first grade garbage. Also, he needs to get suits 3 sizes bigger. What a douche.
The WHOLE interview was just damn AWKWARD! The Reporter Displayed Phony Insistence that he get an Answer, from the City of Oakland Public Servant?!
The grandstanding by Palombo was inappropriate. There's an ongoing investigation, no one knows the exact cause of the fire but Palombo assigned himself the role of judge, jury and executioner in this case. Putz!
It looks like it was the Director in charge of inspections, not just any public servant. And, a city councilman even admitted that they "dropped the ball." He should know what the city is doing. It's his job. Hardly grandstanding. Stop wasting everyone's time name-calling like a fourth grader.
The ATF held a press conference today and the investigation is ongoing. They refuse to assign blame yet Palombo is out there casting guilt upon city officials. He is being called out accordingly
Will this make the KTVU's annual Blooper Reel and be played at their Christmas Party????