Category: As Seen on the Screen

LET US PAUSE…

And consider all of the virtue signaling we’re getting from our network and local news types. We watched three local morning shows Tuesday morning spend an awful lot of time pointing out to us ...

SAY WHA?

We understand the role of anchor vs. producer. Almost like parts of an atom, they work together in-sync, but sometimes a proton drops out of orbit and crashes into an electron. The Producer writes ...

POT MEET KETTLE

Days after Arizona Senator Martha McSally picked a fight with CNN reporter Manu Raju to juice her anemic fundraising, Texas Senator Ted Cruz felt the need to fan the flames and keep it all ...

A STAT TO ENVY

Houston media blogger Mike McGuff noted this week that when former KPRC morning traffic reporter Jennifer Reyna posted her first 2020 Instagram post, it quickly amassed more than 11-THOUSAND views. We can think of ...

FAA & DRONES

The country’s top transportation regulator on Thursday proposed tracking nearly every drone in U.S. airspace, a rule that would pave the way for companies like Google and Amazon to deploy commercial drones across the U.S. The rule, the ...

WHAT A PROMO!

The marketing folks at WWBT (NBC) in Richmond, Va., must believe that you go big or go home. Check out this Hollywood style promo that ran according to station heads, ” a few times ...

DRIVING VIEWERS MAD

KOVR (CBS)/KMAX (CW) reporter, Angel Cardenas  made quit an impression at the annual Sacramento International Car Show over the weekend. So much so, that he has reportedly been fired. Viewers were outraged after he ...

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMM

Project Veritas, whose founder, James O’Keefe, describes himself as a “guerrilla journalist” is back, this time targeting CNN. He built up the release on social media with an “#ExposeCNN” hashtag, and Monday published the ...

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMM..

Denver TV reporter, Mekialaya White of KCNC (CBS) fame, snapped a photo of a wrong-spell billboard and posted it online, but didn’t exactly say why. #Denver is wildin’… #unlimitedmassages @Visible ? credit: @WalshCBS4 pic.twitter.com/H6lua30VwL ...

STRETCH

“Stretch” and “Ad-lib” are words we’ve heard in our ears from the control room as mayhem is striking and your prompter goes out, or a piercing feedback tone comes through your IFB as you ...

LAHREN BACKS OFF

The blondifully-vapid Tomi Lahren issued another one of her ridiculous tweets and it was too much for even her female colleagues at Fox. The pride of Rapid City (SD) Central tried to be clever ...

THE FUTURE IS NOW

The hedging of bets over the future of local broadcast news continues, this time in Tampa/St. Petersburg FL. Scripps’ WFTS is launching a streaming-only newscast beginning next month. “ABC Action News Streaming Now” premiers ...

WHY?

Maybe it’s to subtly remind us that sometimes our life choices are pretty much black and white. Maybe it’s cheaper. Whatever, the idea that the NBC Peacock has reverted to black (ok, dark blue) ...

AWWW. C’MON CNN

We kind of enjoyed it when, a couple of years ago, cable networks adding actual content to their ever-present chyrons. What was once intrusive and annoying became instructive as the networks used the chyrons ...