Category: Not Journalism

AN ECHO CHAMBER SUMMIT

Fan boys and girls (aging men and women) of Fox Nation, the new streaming service offered up as a secure silo for insecure viewers, is holding its first annual fan appreciation summit on May ...

UMMMMMMM…..

Far be it from us to try to dictate talent picks (although Norah O’Donnell for Jeff Glor is an overdue move) and we’re the last to consider the syndicated “Extra” an actual news program. ...

TAKING A DIVE FOR DAD

Palm Springs anchor John White wanted to give his dad a little something special for his 80th birthday. And in the bargain, give himself a first-time thrill. While on vacation from his job anchoring ...

NOW THIS….

For those of you inexplicably offended by the lyrics of the 74-year-old seasonal ditty “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, relief is here. Former tv news anchor Penn Holderness and his wife Kim have come up ...

THE LOBS WERE PLENTIFUL

Sinclair “chief political analyst” Boris Epshteyn recently sat down with Mr. Trump for a one-on-one, hard-hitting interview in which he pinned the president against the wall with penetrating questions such as….. No, we can’t. ...

AND THE SOFTBALLS FLEW….

Ainsley Earhardt wants to be a journalist. Donald Trump wants to be taken seriously. Both the “Fox & Friends” co-host and Mr. Trump need to keep at it. Earhardt interviewed President Trump on Wednesday ...

WHERE’S MY WALLET?

Tricia Macke, news anchor at Raycom’s WXIX in Cincinnati, put out a social media “all points bulletin” when her wallet went missing from her shopping cart at a Newport, KY market. “If you happened ...

SKY-DIVING FOR THE STORY

Here’s a way to start the weekend. Jump out of a plane. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner took the leap Friday as she jumped out of a perfectly serviceable airplane with the U.S. Army Golden ...

THE CURSE OF VIRAL VIDEO

Bad news travels fast. The truth takes a little longer. That’s today’s journalism lesson, courtesy of a viral video from a July 23rd Cubs-Cardinals game. You’ve seen it. If you haven’t or need a ...

OOPS

You can see the Google entry at the top of the page: “Schools in Polk County are taking extra security precautions after last week’s deadly shooting in Texas” Click on the link “Polk County ...

LET THE BETS FLY

Scripps sister stations WTVF in Nashville and KMGH in Denver are getting themselves all worked up over the NHL hockey playoffs. The morning show hosts are betting breakfast on the outcome of the series ...

HANNITY TURNS UP ON “F&F”

The Tweeter-in-chief did his best Monday morning to promote an upcoming guest of 3DPOT*, aka “Fox & Friends”.  “@seanhannity on @foxandfriends now! Great! 8:18 A.M.” Sure enough, all of DJT’s besties were together to ...

TAKING THE CHALLENGE

It was regional spelling bee weekend across the country and that meant that, also across the country, local anchors were stepping up and showing off their spelling ski. Watch Veronica De La Cruz of ...

REAL “FAKE” NEWS

We’re getting dangerously close to a tipping point in teevee news as newsrooms that once routinely avoided reporting bomb threats and building lockdowns until something concrete was learned now move into full alert at ...

MEET WVIT’S SNOW MONSTER

  Wait…you’re serious about this? A pimped-out four-door Jeep Wrangler is NBC Connecticut’s latest weapon in increasingly absurd weather wars. A gaudy paint job sure to cause accidents by distracted drivers and gew-gaws galore. ...

HOW DUMB CAN YOU GET?

And First Prize for Dumbest. Bank. Robber. EVER! This guy.  Eric Rivers. Meredith WCGL reporter Ashley Rivers was doing one of those MOS stories about traffic at a busy intersection in Atlanta, when Rivers ...