Thursday, April 28, 2005

At least it's not mouth sores

At Channel 6, there's no idea that isn't worth repeating until it has all the life beaten out of it. The latest example of this philosophy comes in promos for Mike McKnight's "Six on Your Side" "investigations." Rather than have McKnight cut a new promo for each story, the geniuses at WOWT have their announcer lay down a voice track describing the latest scam, roll a a graphic and/or a little video, followed by McKnight stepping toward the camera saying, "I'll expose the real truth behind the promises."

Tired, tired, tired. Channel 6 seems stuck in a late-90's rut, putting on the same broadcast they were doing five or ten years ago, only with Paul McCartney tickets. Meanwhile, over at Channels 7 and 3, those who run things are acutally thinking. Recent ratings suggest that the chickens are beginning to come home to roost. We can only hope all that clucking spurs Gray Communications to figure out who's responsible for WOWT's lazy approach to news and clean out some of the chicken shit.

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