Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Channel 6 Breaks Health Story

With Pat Persaud taking another night off (apparently two days in a row is too much for her), it fell to heir-presumptive Tracy Madden to deliver this evening's report of "What's Going Around." What did the staff of the self-proclaimed "Heartland News Leader" discover by making five phone calls to local pediatricians' offices? Well, in addition to the fact that there's a lot of seasonal allergy trouble out there, they're also treating a sh'load of gastroenteritis at Dr. Fernando Correa's office.

As if it were a perfectly normal thing to include in a 6 p.m. newscast, Madden noted that gastroenteritis is "a nasty combination of vomiting and diarrhea." Yes. Yes it is. And we can't think of anything we'd rather hear about at dinnertime. Pardon the pun, but who is the moron that keeps approving this shit?

Let's hope that when Pat's little tiny legs carry her sorry ass into the sunset, the Big Six takes this utterly idiotic feature and hurls it off the weather porch into the path of a speeding beer truck. If ever there were an item that seemed like a parody of something a TV news station would air, this is it, and anyone even remotely involved in producing it should be ashamed. Very ashamed.

1 comment:

Will said...

RE: Pat Persaud time off.

I, too, am amused by the fact that someone who is quitting for good in less than two months is taking time off.

But if the circumstances surrounding her leaving were not as "voluntary" as we were led to believe, then, it's quite possible that she can hardly stand to be there at all, and thus, she takes advantage of every opportunity to get away.

Or, she could be like a guy I knew when I was an Air Force officer. In the Air Force, you accumulate leave at the rate of 2.5 days per month. He took 5 days off every two months.

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