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2012-11-21 03:55:57 PM  
I can't get the video to work.
 
2012-11-21 04:00:44 PM  
Woah. 20 external sites planting scripts on that page.

No clickey.
 
2012-11-21 04:00:44 PM  
Take this job and shove it!
I ain't workin' here no more...
My woman done left and took all
the reason I was working for.
 
2012-11-21 04:16:46 PM  
i116.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-21 04:17:34 PM  

Godscrack: Woah. 20 external sites planting scripts on that page.

No clickey.


Woah, I have a browser made after 2002. Clicky.

Not to snark, but even someting as shiatty as IE has the ability to block that stuff.
 
2012-11-21 04:25:50 PM  
In Chicago Ron Magers and Carol Marin quit the #1 rated evening news on NBC O&O WMAQ when the brain dead management added Jerry Springer as a daily commenter.

The station went the second & third string anchors...and killed Jerry Springer's commentary after 3 like days.

The newscast ratings fell to #3 and below.

Both anchors are on other local channel news.
 
2012-11-21 04:26:04 PM  
One might say...[removed shades] they wanted to go out with a Bangor
 
2012-11-21 04:30:40 PM  
Your Moms Box
 
2012-11-21 04:30:45 PM  
Jane, you ignorant slut.

/got nothin
 
2012-11-21 04:32:06 PM  

gja: Hope they never expect to use that job as a reference:
[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 239x211]


I don't mind burning bridges. I don't want the enemy to follow me.
 
2012-11-21 04:57:52 PM  
They shocked viewers? Another article says the station hasn't heard from a single viewer.
 
2012-11-21 05:06:54 PM  

simplicimus: From "Network" 1976:
All I know is that first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!' I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!'


They're saying it on FARK!
 
2012-11-21 05:07:31 PM  

simplicimus: akula: Magorn: simplicimus: Sybarite: Sounds like they were mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.

That film was prophetic. All we need now are network psychics.

We've got them, we call them "pundits" but the function is basically the same. I can;t tell you how often I see something on cable news and scream "Network was SATIRE not a got-damn how-to manual!"

You know, I've only ever seen pieces of that movie. Netflix has it on streaming and it looks like it's probably more apropos today than ever before. Going to have to watch it this weekend.

If you haven't seen it already, also watch "Broadcast News".


I've seen chunks of that one too. Holly Hunter is rather hot in that one, IIRC.
 
2012-11-21 05:18:12 PM  
This was awesome. And incidentally, Cindy has been on FARK before, about four years ago.
 
2012-11-21 05:18:21 PM  

Sybarite: Sounds like they were mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.


Neither did these guys!

userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2012-11-21 05:27:35 PM  

simplicimus: Walker: Screw you guys....we're going home.

Yep. Surprised it was an ABC affiliate, and not FOX.


Actually. WVII (ABC) and WFVX (FOX) are on the same station, same studio, with the same anchorpeople.
 
2012-11-21 05:28:43 PM  

Titor's Time Machine: If this turns in to a "most immature but satisfying way to quit your job" thread I will have to return.


I suppose we start with the Obligatory Joey Quits and move on from there :)
 
2012-11-21 05:34:29 PM  

WelldeadLink: They shocked viewers? Another article says the station hasn't heard from a single viewer.


that's something publicly shamed television station GM's are famous for saying.

trust me, the newsroom email inbox is full.. and i imagine their facebook staff is working OT to moderate.
 
2012-11-21 05:41:34 PM  

Betep: simplicimus: From "Network" 1976:
All I know is that first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!' I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!'

They're saying it on FARK!



Yeah, and it doesn't matter what side you're on.
 
2012-11-21 05:42:09 PM  
Booger.
 
2012-11-21 06:09:31 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Booger.


I love you.
 
2012-11-21 06:14:41 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: When I worked for a small Northern California newspaper one of our reporters wrote a story revealing that one of our major advertiser's (a regional grocery chain) produce and meat scales were consistently cheating customers as verified by the county's Bureau of Weights and Measures.

Our publisher refused to print it. The reporter resigned that day, and the story appeared the next day in our competitor's paper under her byline, with the addendum that our paper refused to print it. She's been with that newspaper for 25 years now, and she's all class.


we need more people who stand up for truth. i applaud classy news reporter lady and send mad respect her way. too many will laugh and roll eyes but we have liars who shirk responsibility right from the most important positions in America. adults know this is unacceptable. stinking shiathole mess is the result. there was a time when a word was honored and honor had meaning. the more rare it becomes the more treasured it is.
 
2012-11-21 06:29:22 PM  
userserve-ak.last.fm


These guys are in Rhode Island....bet they could do the job
 
2012-11-21 06:54:37 PM  

KrispyKritter: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: When I worked for a small Northern California newspaper one of our reporters wrote a story revealing that one of our major advertiser's (a regional grocery chain) produce and meat scales were consistently cheating customers as verified by the county's Bureau of Weights and Measures.

Our publisher refused to print it. The reporter resigned that day, and the story appeared the next day in our competitor's paper under her byline, with the addendum that our paper refused to print it. She's been with that newspaper for 25 years now, and she's all class.

we need more people who stand up for truth. i applaud classy news reporter lady and send mad respect her way. too many will laugh and roll eyes but we have liars who shirk responsibility right from the most important positions in America. adults know this is unacceptable. stinking shiathole mess is the result. there was a time when a word was honored and honor had meaning. the more rare it becomes the more treasured it is.


I agree wholeheartedly. If you cannot rely on a news source to tell you the truth, then they are of no use to you. You may remember those coal miners that were trapped in West Virginia, about 6-7 years ago. I was working for a major newspaper in Minnesota, and when we went to press, the information we had was that they all had been rescued safely. We printed our early edition (40,000) and went to lunch. After returning from lunch, and before beginning our final edition, the news came in that they all had been found dead. We delayed starting the presses for over an hour, waiting for Editorial to send a new front page. Finally, word came, to run what we had. So because editorial didn't want to have an editor come in and fix the biggest story of the day, we ended up printing 260,000 additional newspapers whose banner headline proclaimed a known lie. All in the name of saving a few bucks of overtime. I've never been so angry at an editorial decision in my life. The newspaper across the river got it right, and there was no excuse for us not to also. We owed it to our subscribers.
 
2012-11-21 06:55:52 PM  

eagles95: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 455x334]


These guys are in Rhode Island....bet they could do the job



Well, one of them.
 
2012-11-21 07:46:58 PM  

Bendal: A local and popular DJ in the Raleigh market had the format of his station changed by the new management. He put up with playing country and western for a while (he was a classic rock DJ before), but eventually couldn't stand it any longer.

He put on "Take this Job and Shove It", left the studio and locked the door behind him, and walked out. It was about five minutes before anyone noticed he wasn't in there any more and get the door open...


Was that the guy on 106.1? Chopper/Slice or Slayer or something?
 
2012-11-21 07:51:38 PM  
Uh, yeah. About those TPS reports.
 
2012-11-21 07:51:57 PM  

Pair-o-Dice: Take this job and shove it!
I ain't workin' here no more...
My woman done left and took all
the reason I was working for.


Johnny Paycheck performing his hit song
 
2012-11-21 08:37:25 PM  
You have to admire their integrity. I'm sure they just limited their job prospects as well.
 
2012-11-21 09:00:42 PM  

washington-babylon: Bendal: A local and popular DJ in the Raleigh market had the format of his station changed by the new management. He put up with playing country and western for a while (he was a classic rock DJ before), but eventually couldn't stand it any longer.

He put on "Take this Job and Shove It", left the studio and locked the door behind him, and walked out. It was about five minutes before anyone noticed he wasn't in there any more and get the door open...

Was his name Rex Bob David Saul Lowenstein?

/obscure, even on FARK.


Maybe they were dumb enough to ask him why he played Hank Snow? /not that obscure to an ex-80's college radio DJ
Thanks for the reference. It's one of my all-time favorite songs.
 
2012-11-21 09:00:48 PM  

mikelfritz: Your Moms Box


Yes, this.
 
2012-11-21 09:25:58 PM  
Newsflash: We quit. No film at eleven.
 
2012-11-21 09:42:21 PM  
This is well played on their part. They are probably right that had they resigned in writing they would never have been allowed on the air to say goodbye. They did things on their terms, however they wisely avoided saying anything nasty about their employers. They were absolutely classy and professional in their resignation. Their management is now in the difficult position of trying to put the blame on them without coming across as snarky or vindictive.
 
2012-11-21 09:49:53 PM  

Rwa2play: Pair-o-Dice: Take this job and shove it!
I ain't workin' here no more...
My woman done left and took all
the reason I was working for.

Johnny Paycheck performing his hit song


Agree Paycheck did a great job, but not "his" song. It was written by a relatively obscure man named David Allen Coe. You may have heard of him.

/she got runned over by a damned old train
 
2012-11-21 10:03:24 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Booger.


Yo!....oh, sorry, nevermind
 
2012-11-21 10:16:00 PM  
They have another hard-hitting article about some local news reporter talking smack about Rachel Maddow on facebook or twitter or something. Some hot young republican is looking for attention!
Link
 
2012-11-21 10:32:27 PM  

kendelrio: Rwa2play: Pair-o-Dice: Take this job and shove it!
I ain't workin' here no more...
My woman done left and took all
the reason I was working for.

Johnny Paycheck performing his hit song

Agree Paycheck did a great job, but not "his" song. It was written by a relatively obscure man named David Allen Coe. You may have heard of him.

/she got runned over by a damned old train


Agree David Allen Coe did a great job, but "You Never Call Me By My Name" is not "his" song. It was written by a relatively obscure man named Steve Goodman. You may have heard of him.

You may have heard Steve's "City of New Orleans."

Steve wrote the country song when hanging out in Nashville with Jimmy Buffet and John Prine. They said there weren't nothing to writing this country music so he wrote the perfect country song.
 
2012-11-21 10:37:29 PM  

netringer: kendelrio: Rwa2play: Pair-o-Dice: Take this job and shove it!
I ain't workin' here no more...
My woman done left and took all
the reason I was working for.

Johnny Paycheck performing his hit song

Agree Paycheck did a great job, but not "his" song. It was written by a relatively obscure man named David Allen Coe. You may have heard of him.

/she got runned over by a damned old train

Agree David Allen Coe did a great job, but "You Never Call Me By My Name" is not "his" song. It was written by a relatively obscure man named Steve Goodman. You may have heard of him.

You may have heard Steve's "City of New Orleans."

Steve wrote the country song when hanging out in Nashville with Jimmy Buffet and John Prine. They said there weren't nothing to writing this country music so he wrote the perfect country song.


I agree, "City of New Orleans" was a great song for Steve, however, another writer, a guy named Willie something-or-other really hit a home run with it. Coincidentally, that Willie guy wrote a hit song for a lady named Patsy Cline called "Crazy". You may have heard of it.

/I am loving this by the way...
 
2012-11-21 10:45:49 PM  

simplicimus: Walker: Screw you guys....we're going home.

Yep. Surprised it was an ABC affiliate, and not FOX.


It is a FOX affiliate. Don't let the ABC part fool you. I live in Bangor, Maine and their newscast was broadcast at 10 PM on the local FOX channel.

http://www.wvii.com/
 
2012-11-22 12:04:00 AM  
At least they didn't go the Christine Chubbuck way.
 
2012-11-22 12:15:32 AM  
Were they lefties being pushed right or righties being pushed left? Anyone know?

Also, after pulling a stunt like that I'd be amazed if they ever got paid to be on TV again.
 
2012-11-22 12:27:53 AM  
That's the way the cookie crumbles.

/back to you, farkers
 
2012-11-22 12:46:25 AM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Bendal: A local and popular DJ in the Raleigh market had the format of his station changed by the new management. He put up with playing country and western for a while (he was a classic rock DJ before), but eventually couldn't stand it any longer.

He put on "Take this Job and Shove It", left the studio and locked the door behind him, and walked out. It was about five minutes before anyone noticed he wasn't in there any more and get the door open...

Was that the guy on 106.1? Chopper/Slice or Slayer or something?


Was he once fired for saying Booger on the air? was the station Q-SKY ?
 
2012-11-22 04:32:30 AM  

Redfish: Were they lefties being pushed right or righties being pushed left? Anyone know?

Also, after pulling a stunt like that I'd be amazed if they ever got paid to be on TV again.


They were accurate reporters being muzzled. Mike Palmer, the jackwagon station manager, told them back in '06 that they could only mention global warming ""When Bar Harbor is underwater, then we can do global warming stories. Until then," he added, "no more.""

Yet he maintains that he never interfered with their reporting.
 
2012-11-22 04:40:32 AM  
At the risk of identifiable information, as someone who came dangerously close to working at that station...

"we both felt there was a lack of knowledge from ownership and upper management in running a newsroom"

Is the biggest understatement of the year, you people have no idea.
 
2012-11-22 05:55:35 AM  

Bottomfeeder: Redfish: Were they lefties being pushed right or righties being pushed left? Anyone know?

Also, after pulling a stunt like that I'd be amazed if they ever got paid to be on TV again.

They were accurate reporters being muzzled. Mike Palmer, the jackwagon station manager, told them back in '06 that they could only mention global warming ""When Bar Harbor is underwater, then we can do global warming stories. Until then," he added, "no more.""

Yet he maintains that he never interfered with their reporting.


Ok, so lefties being pushed right, got it...
 
2012-11-22 06:44:47 AM  

tira: At the risk of identifiable information, as someone who came dangerously close to working at that station...

"we both felt there was a lack of knowledge from ownership and upper management in running a newsroom"

Is the biggest understatement of the year, you people have no idea.


Most stations are run by CMA's and CGA's now, not people with actual, you know, broadcasting experience. I pity anyone in journalism right now. Anyone with ethics, anyway.
 
2012-11-22 11:25:49 AM  

jigger: Christine Chubbuck


Wow, read the wiki for her. That must have been horrible for the viewers and crew.
 
2012-11-22 11:32:18 AM  

borg: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Bendal: A local and popular DJ in the Raleigh market had the format of his station changed by the new management. He put up with playing country and western for a while (he was a classic rock DJ before), but eventually couldn't stand it any longer.

He put on "Take this Job and Shove It", left the studio and locked the door behind him, and walked out. It was about five minutes before anyone noticed he wasn't in there any more and get the door open...

Was that the guy on 106.1? Chopper/Slice or Slayer or something?

Was he once fired for saying Booger on the air? was the station Q-SKY ?


After consulting with my wife we figured out it was in fact Bob the Blade on 106.1 but the song was "The Song is Over" by The Who.

/don't get the Booger reference, from a movie?
 
2012-11-22 11:42:43 AM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad:
/don't get the Booger reference, from a movie?


Booger!
 
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