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2008-12-08 10:24:24 AM  
nicely done
 
2008-12-08 10:32:49 AM  
nice
 
2008-12-08 10:34:00 AM  
Fake.

I didn't see any Cheetos stains.
 
2008-12-08 10:36:12 AM  
I could strangle that biatch on the right.
 
2008-12-08 10:50:23 AM  
It's nice to think that, slowly but surely, intelligent people are taking over MSM and (if the Obama hype machine is right) the government... well done
 
2008-12-08 11:08:40 AM  
I think the walrus video is what made that bit. Picture perfect.
 
2008-12-08 11:10:40 AM  
These types of local news anchors have way too much ROFL for me to stand watching them for an entire half hour.
 
2008-12-08 11:13:01 AM  
hahaha, that was absolutely beautiful. I completely agree, though. Last week the Chicago news made it sound like it was going to be Ultra Death Blizzard 2008 when we ended up only getting maybe 2 inches of snow. Also loved the, "I don't call that news, I call that 'Planet Earth'" quote.

/Ben Bowman is cute.
 
2008-12-08 11:30:05 AM  
good job!
 
2008-12-08 11:33:02 AM  
Its a delicious blend of butthurt and snark.
 
2008-12-08 11:34:19 AM  
Okay, now that was amusing
 
2008-12-08 11:35:16 AM  

Jamespoon: These types of local news anchors have way too much ROFL for me to stand watching them for an entire half hour.


I always catch morning news with two women or a man and a woman nodding at one another and smiling with a vacant look in their eyes. Its like they've been programmed by the Borg.

Here in Seattle we have signs on the busses they say to "hold on" if you're standing. Why do the Metro officials try and cheat Darwin from an easy kill by informing morans that if they are standing up on a moving platform they might want to brace themselves?
 
2008-12-08 11:35:27 AM  
But look at the ratings!
 
2008-12-08 11:36:13 AM  
Was that Wilford Brimley's impression of Kenny G?
 
2008-12-08 11:36:46 AM  
The anchor's argument that they are relevant because they have high ratings is total crap. Ratings does NOT equal NEWS, which is what Ben was saying the program was lacking. But this is more proof that the "news" people will continue to blatantly dumb themselves down and whore themselves out by doing anything and everything to get the ratings, even if it's at the expense of reporting actual news.
 
2008-12-08 11:36:49 AM  
JESUS TITTY F*CKING CHRIST

Your anchors are f*cking idiots.
 
2008-12-08 11:38:05 AM  

jaylectricity: I could strangle that biatch on the right.


quiet woman... men are newsing
 
2008-12-08 11:38:25 AM  
he does have it right----

tell me something i don't know

and besides--how stupid do you have to be to tell someone in chicago that it is snowing outside.
 
2008-12-08 11:39:24 AM  
I'm sure she thinks McDonald's french fries are the best... "just look how many they sold!" Yeh. DIAF lady. Or take your shirt off.
 
2008-12-08 11:39:28 AM  
I would like to hear his ode to the firey orb that rises in the east and sets in the west.

"The Numbers don't lie" Slap a ho. They were watching exactly what he said, the meteorologist, not your bimbo face. As he said, it insults our intellegence. They deserve for Andy Griffith to slaughter their ratings.
 
2008-12-08 11:39:39 AM  
Goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob g'goo.
 
2008-12-08 11:40:25 AM  

aegisalpha: But look at the ratings!


It goes to show that news isn't what they are producing. They are producing ratings.

Therefore, I give you some Howard Beale.
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2008-12-08 11:40:42 AM  
That woman... I know people who are exactly like her. The way she asked him a question and said "nouuuuuuu" when he gave her a better answer than the stupid one she already had in mind, and acted like she was coaching a farking toddler through something and showing him why he was wrong. I hate hate hate people like that.

If only everyone was as awesome as the producer on that show.....
 
2008-12-08 11:40:46 AM  
He just stole his arguement from Drew's book.
 
2008-12-08 11:41:04 AM  
I love the look on his face when they try to counter with the ratings.
 
2008-12-08 11:42:10 AM  
The least bad of the weather anchors in my market spends what seems like a huge amount of time telling me what happened over the past 24 hours in weather, like I didn't know that. I find the amount of time I waste on local news decreasing because of that kind of thing.
 
2008-12-08 11:42:13 AM  
Same crap all over the country. Chances are if you watch TV news, the news is over within the first 8 minutes and the rest of it is remotes of a reporter standing out in the snow discussing snow or rain or the sun.
It's just sad.
 
2008-12-08 11:42:15 AM  
For the record:

I want to have Ben Bowman's snarky babies!
I don't care about the farking ratings, but he gets a 10 in my book!
 
2008-12-08 11:43:27 AM  

ultraholland: I love the look on his face when they try to counter with the ratings.


It was a face palm without the physical palm.
 
2008-12-08 11:44:03 AM  
For some reason - while watching that and listening to them speak - I pictured dozens of spent whippets strewn about beneath that desk, as if the anchors were powered by them.
 
2008-12-08 11:44:36 AM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: JESUS TITTY F*CKING CHRIST

Your Anchors are f*cking idiots.

FTFY
 
2008-12-08 11:44:46 AM  
Now, that's funny. He talk about the dumbing(sp) down of news, and she counters with female ratings are up. Pure gold.
 
2008-12-08 11:44:59 AM  
I live in Southern California! You better tell me if it starts snowing!
 
2008-12-08 11:45:05 AM  
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2008-12-08 11:47:42 AM  
I suppose this window-view precedent means there will be a gag order when it rains or the wind blows too.
 
2008-12-08 11:47:43 AM  
Awesome! I can't stand local news. The anchors think that their job is sooo freakin' important. Plus they truly believe that the common dope is sitting at home completely in the dark, wondering what that white stuff is whenever is starts falling from the sky. How would they get by without the news!?!

Note to newscasters: everybody hates you, and your job is not nearly as important as you think it is.
 
2008-12-08 11:48:55 AM  
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/Approves
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2008-12-08 11:49:12 AM  

bathethehippie: Awesome! I can't stand local news. The anchors think that their job is sooo freakin' important. Plus they truly believe that the common dope is sitting at home completely in the dark, wondering what that white stuff is whenever is starts falling from the sky. How would they get by without the news!?!

Note to newscasters: everybody hates you, and your job is not nearly as important as you think it is.


The only truly important job is the one you do.
 
2008-12-08 11:49:35 AM  

bathethehippie: Awesome! I can't stand local news. The anchors think that their job is sooo freakin' important. Plus they truly believe that the common dope is sitting at home completely in the dark, wondering what that white stuff is whenever is starts falling from the sky. How would they get by without the news!?!

Note to newscasters: everybody hates you, and your job is not nearly as important as you think it is.


And when people see you in public they don't know who you are. And if by chance they do recognize you, they think you are some guy they used to temp with. You do suck.
 
2008-12-08 11:49:49 AM  
Cute, but careful my friend; once you get your first taste of positive feedback for inanely ranting about about the inane it's a short and slippery slope into the Rooney Bin.
 
2008-12-08 11:50:00 AM  
Do we get to throw our TVs out the window yet?
 
2008-12-08 11:50:59 AM  
It's Not News?

...Is this serious? Are the anchors really that stupid?
 
2008-12-08 11:51:36 AM  
my 2¢...I hate the constant scrolling at the bottom of the screen telling me about school delays and business closings that keep running for hours after they have been closed or delayed.

/// It's snowing?...Fark it..I'm calling in.
 
2008-12-08 11:52:17 AM  
i hate news broadcasts with weather on the ones or the fives or the eights or whatever - end up with a half hour newscast of mostly weather and commercials.
 
2008-12-08 11:52:23 AM  
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2008-12-08 11:52:56 AM  
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down. Seems like I posted this Only Yesterday.
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2008-12-08 11:53:44 AM  
I thought you were joking about the walrus.. hahaha!!

Pleas please please... come on after the anchors tells those purposely misleading, over the top scary hooks to get viewers to stay on the channel.
"hundreds of child predators are in your house when you're not home.. find out more at 7"
"your house is slowly killing you.. more at 6"
or whatever sensationalist garbage they speak of.
 
2008-12-08 11:54:04 AM  
As a fellow Chicago news producer, I say Amen brother. Just try to push back against insane weather coverage when you work with America's weatherman. How haven't we met?
 
2008-12-08 11:54:13 AM  
Awwwwww people can't stand watching the news because of the weather. I was just informed by my boss that our station is going to be in snow coverage all day tomorrow. And we're going on early. Yay manditory 10 hours of that shiat for me.
/bitter
 
2008-12-08 11:54:25 AM  
I'm interested in knowing how much our producer friend will have a job once the anchors team up and complain that he's an ass.
 
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