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2012-07-04 02:55:08 PM
"This is also an appropriate time to remind you that he killed a bear, and not a bar."
 
2012-07-04 02:59:03 PM
Joe Edwards of the Associated Press as a child:

www.hatsrcool.com

/ he's probably waited his entire life to get this story on the wire
 
2012-07-04 04:02:17 PM
Dan'l Boone is not amused
 
2012-07-04 04:05:14 PM
Will no one address this important national tragedy?!
 
2012-07-04 04:06:00 PM

" He was "the king of the wild frontier," but what is his preferred first name? "Davy" or "David" Crockett?"


Surely you can't be serious!

 
2012-07-04 04:07:11 PM
Apparently July 4th is a great day to smoke up in the newsroom.
 
2012-07-04 04:07:36 PM

skinink: " He was "the king of the wild frontier," but what is his preferred first name? "Davy" or "David" Crockett?"
Surely you can't be serious!



He is,in fact,quite serious. And don't call him Shirley.
 
2012-07-04 04:07:44 PM
NEWSFLASH: Kim Kardashian has a big fat artificial ass. Blames the Media. More at 11
 
2012-07-04 04:12:46 PM
Now I don't know how I'll be able to sleep at night anymore.
 
2012-07-04 04:15:23 PM
Newsflash : newsrooms are mostly empty on non-holidays too.

Welcome to the new normal.
 
2012-07-04 04:16:01 PM
If they're smart like Rupert's people they'll just make shiat up and print/broadcast it as truth.
 
2012-07-04 04:16:02 PM
Yes, but is it Barry or Barack? I'm sure many many important things will be named after this wonderful preside...blahhhhhhbb!!!! can't even joke about it without getting vomitous.
 
2012-07-04 04:19:42 PM
Since when has local news every been 'news' for the last 25 years?

Heck, they can go to a local BBQ, film a cute kid, interview a dog, and it is local news.
 
2012-07-04 04:23:18 PM
I tried to buy tickets to Abe Lincoln the vampire slayer and they wouldn't sell them to me, so I saw Ted instead.
 
2012-07-04 04:27:54 PM
If only someone would write a book about such things...
 
2012-07-04 04:28:02 PM
As long as folks pinch-hitting for others don't page me with silly "how do I do this" questions, all will be well.

/tier 3 newsgate guru
//drew short straw this year
 
2012-07-04 04:29:58 PM

Enemabag Jones: Since when has local news every been 'news' for the last 25 years?

Heck, they can go to a local BBQ, film a cute kid, interview a dog, and it is local news.


blog.wtfconcept.com
 
2012-07-04 04:33:42 PM

Fano: If only someone would write a book about such things...


A book about how mass media tries to pass off crap as news?

...

It'll never work.
 
2012-07-04 04:35:12 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener:

"This is also an appropriate time to remind you that he killed a bear, and not a bar."

That was Danl Boon.
 
2012-07-04 04:39:30 PM
When I worked in news, I worked every major holiday. July 4th is not nearly the worst, because at least you could fill it with fireworks safety stories, as well as live shots from police check points.
No, the worst would have to be labor day. It's in a boring news month and unless there are labor day protests you'll be filling the time with national news that no one gives a shiat about.

Surprisingly, Christmas was always a good holiday for the news. Every year I worked Christmas there was always a murder or planned terrorist attack.
 
2012-07-04 04:43:06 PM

The One True TheDavid: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener:

"This is also an appropriate time to remind you that he killed a bear, and not a bar."

That was Danl Boon.


No, that was Dave Crockett.
 
2012-07-04 04:43:11 PM

taxandspend: When I worked in news, I worked every major holiday. July 4th is not nearly the worst, because at least you could fill it with fireworks safety stories, as well as live shots from police check points.
No, the worst would have to be labor day. It's in a boring news month and unless there are labor day protests you'll be filling the time with national news that no one gives a shiat about.

Surprisingly, Christmas was always a good holiday for the news. Every year I worked Christmas there was always a murder or planned terrorist attack.


I was thinking Memorial Day, but yea, Labor Day might be worse.

And you're 100% spot on with the Christmas murders.
 
2012-07-04 04:46:46 PM
taxandspend
When I worked in news, I worked every major holiday. July 4th is not nearly the worst, because at least you could fill it with fireworks safety stories, as well as live shots from police check points.
No, the worst would have to be labor day. It's in a boring news month and unless there are labor day protests you'll be filling the time with national news that no one gives a shiat about.
Surprisingly, Christmas was always a good holiday for the news. Every year I worked Christmas there was always a murder or planned terrorist attack.



The demographics of local news, when will it start bleeding off like the daytime soaps? Or when will they get a reboot after old people (whatever average age that is) start dying?

Their content and format had been locked-in so much it makes me want to start cutting myself when I see it on.
 
2012-07-04 04:53:45 PM

Enemabag Jones: taxandspend
When I worked in news, I worked every major holiday. July 4th is not nearly the worst, because at least you could fill it with fireworks safety stories, as well as live shots from police check points.
No, the worst would have to be labor day. It's in a boring news month and unless there are labor day protests you'll be filling the time with national news that no one gives a shiat about.
Surprisingly, Christmas was always a good holiday for the news. Every year I worked Christmas there was always a murder or planned terrorist attack.


The demographics of local news, when will it start bleeding off like the daytime soaps? Or when will they get a reboot after old people (whatever average age that is) start dying?

Their content and format had been locked-in so much it makes me want to start cutting myself when I see it on.


Well, my former corporate overloads tried to change how we did things. We went from doing three to four really good, really local actual news in a five minute frame to doing 12, sometimes random, quick as fark stories. Because when you watch the local news, you want to see a story about a pot hole in a city that is 150 miles away.
 
2012-07-04 04:56:20 PM
sharetv.org
Daniel Boone
 
2012-07-04 04:56:36 PM
Fess Parker would approve
 
2012-07-04 05:02:22 PM
taxandspend,
Well, my former corporate overloads tried to change how we did things. We went from doing three to four really good, really local actual news in a five minute frame to doing 12, sometimes random, quick as fark stories. Because when you watch the local news, you want to see a story about a pot hole in a city that is 150 miles away.


After seeing the content change on what were decent cable channels, (Discover, Skiffy, History), I think it is appropriate. Get the widest audience you can and use ADD and distraction to keep them from changing the channel.
 
2012-07-04 05:02:26 PM

publikenemy: Yes, but is it Barry or Barack? I'm sure many many important things will be named after this wonderful preside...blahhhhhhbb!!!! can't even joke about it without getting vomitous.


According to durpers like you, it's Hussein Obummer.
/you also can't comment in a normal thread without turning it into politics
 
2012-07-04 05:14:58 PM
"For sure"

/last line.
//killed me
 
2012-07-04 05:26:11 PM

Begoggle: publikenemy: Yes, but is it Barry or Barack? I'm sure many many important things will be named after this wonderful preside...blahhhhhhbb!!!! can't even joke about it without getting vomitous.

According to durpers like you, it's Hussein Obummer.
/you also can't comment in a normal thread without turning it into politics


Da fuk you talkin about? I comment In so many threads I forget where I've commented....and it's usually not about politics. Just face it, not everyone is a fan of the president.. Was it derp when you hated Bush?
 
2012-07-04 05:33:36 PM
I love this isht. Like, Saturday morning at 2:40 AM EDT, I was without power and decided I should check the washingtonpost.com website on my phone. Of course, the top story was 7 "pages" (mobile website pages) of derecho-related outages. And the entire thing was a terrible hodge podge from 7 different authors, with seven different styles (*note how I went from the numeral to writing it out? DIDJA SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!), and some with no regard for English grammar (or even english grammer) or spelling. The best was the non-typo'd 'flowery' writing on the 5-6 pages... very little reporting and a WHOLE lot of embellished prose that read way too far into motivations.

I was too sleep-deprived and hot to take screen caps, as I'm sure once someone with 4 braincells saw it they deleted the crap out of it, but it was a glorious moment of seeing under the skirt of modern media's propriety.

/And they wonder why newspapers are on the decline.
 
2012-07-04 05:35:00 PM
This was an issue that's concerned me for a long time. (rolls eyes skyward)
 
2012-07-04 05:46:19 PM

taxandspend: Enemabag Jones: taxandspend
When I worked in news, I worked every major holiday. July 4th is not nearly the worst, because at least you could fill it with fireworks safety stories, as well as live shots from police check points.
No, the worst would have to be labor day. It's in a boring news month and unless there are labor day protests you'll be filling the time with national news that no one gives a shiat about.
Surprisingly, Christmas was always a good holiday for the news. Every year I worked Christmas there was always a murder or planned terrorist attack.


The demographics of local news, when will it start bleeding off like the daytime soaps? Or when will they get a reboot after old people (whatever average age that is) start dying?

Their content and format had been locked-in so much it makes me want to start cutting myself when I see it on.

Well, my former corporate overloads tried to change how we did things. We went from doing three to four really good, really local actual news in a five minute frame to doing 12, sometimes random, quick as fark stories. Because when you watch the local news, you want to see a story about a pot hole in a city that is 150 miles away.


Raycom?
 
2012-07-04 05:53:21 PM

Enemabag Jones: Their content and format had been locked-in so much it makes me want to start cutting myself when I see it on.


Locally, they have refocused on the weather, stopped emphasizing national news, gotten into more "investigative" reporting of local government screw-ups and have done well.
 
2012-07-04 05:55:51 PM
Fox 2 Detroit ran a great filler story today about how you can hit a golf ball from one end of the empty city to the other without bothering anyone. So that was a fun way to work with a reduced crew.
 
2012-07-04 06:14:15 PM
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2012-07-04 06:54:38 PM

taxandspend: Enemabag Jones: taxandspend
When I worked in news, I worked every major holiday. July 4th is not nearly the worst, because at least you could fill it with fireworks safety stories, as well as live shots from police check points.
No, the worst would have to be labor day. It's in a boring news month and unless there are labor day protests you'll be filling the time with national news that no one gives a shiat about.
Surprisingly, Christmas was always a good holiday for the news. Every year I worked Christmas there was always a murder or planned terrorist attack.


The demographics of local news, when will it start bleeding off like the daytime soaps? Or when will they get a reboot after old people (whatever average age that is) start dying?

Their content and format had been locked-in so much it makes me want to start cutting myself when I see it on.

Well, my former corporate overloads tried to change how we did things. We went from doing three to four really good, really local actual news in a five minute frame to doing 12, sometimes random, quick as fark stories. Because when you watch the local news, you want to see a story about a pot hole in a city that is 150 miles away.


And this is why TV "news" is quite possibly the worst thing to happen to journalism in America.

I'm sorry, but I'll buy the 'three to four really local' stories in a five minute frame' bit. But the bit about 'really good, really local actual news" is pure bullshiat.

60 seconds isn't a "really good" story. 60 seconds is a soundbite or two and a little commentary, maybe.

It's the print equivalent of those commuter "briefs" like DMN Quick that give a headline and maybe 50-100 words before it's on to the next item.

"Really good" reporting means something you're giving at least 15 to 20 column inches for, or for the really indepth issues, 70+ column inches.

It's something TV just can't do with the rare exception of occasional indepth pieces. Some stations are very good at that, some never touch it and stick to headlines & fluff. What little news they have, they've often ripped off from papers owned by the same publishing company.

Management shares our story budgets with our affiliated tv station. Those bastards absolutely delight in doing a quick 45-60 second piece on ours stories for the 6:00 news the evening before the stories print.
 
2012-07-04 07:15:52 PM
It's David. Now that that's settled can we get back to drinking, please?
 
2012-07-04 07:27:11 PM
"It's farking hot enough to fry eggs on black top?"

;)
 
2012-07-04 07:39:58 PM

enemigo_de_pepe: Fox 2 Detroit ran a great filler story today about how you can hit a golf ball from one end of the empty city to the other without bothering anyone. So that was a fun way to work with a reduced crew.


Youtube or it didn't happen.

/ that sounds awesome
 
2012-07-04 07:44:17 PM
Who cares what some anti American, US citizen denouncing Mexican was called. The guy did everything he could to insult America and probably laughing his arse off right now if he was still alive about how the stupid Americans (as he called them) still fantasize about being him.
 
2012-07-04 07:48:15 PM
When I was in the biz we used to do jello shots and get busy in one of the sound-proof edit rooms.

Interns were actually convinced I had power to advance their carreers.
 
2012-07-04 07:54:11 PM

limeyfellow: Who cares what some anti American, US citizen denouncing Mexican was called. The guy did everything he could to insult America and probably laughing his arse off right now if he was still alive about how the stupid Americans (as he called them) still fantasize about being him.


hunh?

Happy Fourth of July.
 
2012-07-04 07:54:43 PM
I'm typing this from a TV newsroom, so I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.

/really
//usual fireworks preps story
/// plus a 3yo boy shot himself in the hand
 
2012-07-04 07:56:50 PM
These are the Davy's I know just doesn't work.
 
2012-07-04 07:59:55 PM

davidphogan: These are the Davy's I know just doesn't work.


hunh?

Seriously.

Subtext aside, wtf?
 
2012-07-04 08:25:47 PM

KrispyKritter: Dan'l Boone is not amused


Came to say this.

/Dan'l or Daniel?
 
2012-07-04 08:33:37 PM

matterri: KrispyKritter: Dan'l Boone is not amused

Came to say this.

/Dan'l or Daniel?


I'm pretty sure it's "Daniel?"

;)
 
2012-07-04 08:40:44 PM

havocmike: taxandspend: When I worked in news, I worked every major holiday. July 4th is not nearly the worst, because at least you could fill it with fireworks safety stories, as well as live shots from police check points.
No, the worst would have to be labor day. It's in a boring news month and unless there are labor day protests you'll be filling the time with national news that no one gives a shiat about.

Surprisingly, Christmas was always a good holiday for the news. Every year I worked Christmas there was always a murder or planned terrorist attack.

I was thinking Memorial Day, but yea, Labor Day might be worse.

And you're 100% spot on with the Christmas murders.


And all the New Years Day car wrecks. Good times. good times.
 
2012-07-04 09:03:00 PM

The One True TheDavid: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener:

"This is also an appropriate time to remind you that he killed a bear, and not a bar."

That was Danl Boon.


Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee,
Greatest state in the land of the free
Raised in the woods so he knew every tree
Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three

DAVY...DAVY CROCKETT...king of the wild frontier!

/grew up on "The Wonderful World of Disney"
//Every Sunday night after "Wild Kingdom"
///slashies
 
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