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2012-11-21 02:33:16 PM
8 votes:
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.
2012-11-21 01:22:22 PM
4 votes:
Sounds like they were mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.
2012-11-21 03:03:26 PM
2 votes:

gja: Hope they never expect to use that job as a reference:


If only their work had been recorded in some manner, so that they could prove they held those newscasting positions and show the quality of their work.
2012-11-21 02:23:27 PM
2 votes:
Good for them. I worked at a restaurant once where the owner of the place was a dick. (More than one)
The entire staff had a meeting and decided we would all keep out attitudes up, seek work elsewhere, and all quit on the same day, just before the big rush season.
He went out of business.

Another one stiffed me for a raise and got a broken nose for that.
His mother tried to hire me, because no one had ever stood up to her son.
no thanks, mom, he's a product of you.

Rule #1 Don't fark with my paycheck.
Rule #2 I don't work with drunk women.
Rule #3 Don't lie to me about the work. the deal is the deal, as the transporter says.
2012-11-21 02:10:19 PM
2 votes:
TV news people with principles? This is a rare occasion.
2012-11-22 06:44:47 AM
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-21 08:37:25 PM
1 votes:
You have to admire their integrity. I'm sure they just limited their job prospects as well.
2012-11-21 06:14:41 PM
1 votes:

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 03:30:58 PM
1 votes:
Her face is strangely asymetrical, but the way she wears that blazer makes me want to open it up and see more.
2012-11-21 03:13:57 PM
1 votes:
If this turns in to a "most immature but satisfying way to quit your job" thread I will have to return.
2012-11-21 03:13:23 PM
1 votes:

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...


That is classic. And classy... Good for him!
2012-11-21 02:50:32 PM
1 votes:
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!'
2012-11-21 02:49:05 PM
1 votes:

lenfromak: Christ on a cracker. The unskippable ad before the segment was as long as the segment itself.


Sounds like you need Ad Block Plus
2012-11-21 02:45:18 PM
1 votes:
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...
2012-11-21 02:41:04 PM
1 votes:
At least they finished the newscast. That was classy.

We had a radio guy walk out on the afternoon drive time shift when he got his layoff notice. He was classy too, but bitter and it was effective - dead air at 430pm....awkward.
2012-11-21 02:38:15 PM
1 votes:
static01.mediaite.com

What news anchors in Maine might look like.

/hot like lobsters in a boiling pot
2012-11-21 02:37:39 PM
1 votes:

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!"
2012-11-21 02:35:08 PM
1 votes:
Station management just got told to eff themselves.
2012-11-21 02:33:14 PM
1 votes:
Christ on a cracker. The unskippable ad before the segment was as long as the segment itself.
2012-11-21 02:24:54 PM
1 votes:
She said bang-OR.

And it's better than doing what Christine Chubbuck did.

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gja [TotalFark]
2012-11-21 02:23:38 PM
1 votes:
Hope they never expect to use that job as a reference:
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2012-11-21 12:53:21 PM
1 votes:
www.cryptomundo.com

"This is Ron Burgundy, signing off for the last time. I will be pursuing a career as a jazz flautist, while my partner Veronica Corningstone here will be pursuing a career in whoring. When she is not on the streets, you can find her at the Crazy Horse Gentleman's Club between the hours of 11am and 2pm M-F, which is, as I understand it, the normal hours for the uglies."
2012-11-21 12:46:55 PM
1 votes:

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


Would have much preferred the " fark you, fark you, fark you, you're cool, and fark you, I'm out!" approach
 
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