Thursday, October 06, 2005

More Red Flags on KETV's New Traffic Babe

Oh my. Tipped off by an alert reader, we took a look at the bio for new traffic reporter/Miss Nebraska Jana Murrell, and found that somebody can't write and/or doesn't know what she's talking about.

The only question is whether it's Murrell herself or webmaster Shiloh Woolman.

The bio includes a few items worth comment. To wit,

"She graduated from North High School and played volleyball, basketball and track."

She "played" track?

She attends Creighton University where she is working on her doctorate of physical therapy and a bachelors of science.

There are so many things wrong with this sentence that it's hard to know where to start. Let's just say that the imprecise phrasing regarding these supposed degrees raises questions about the veracity of the claims.

Jana likes any kind of outdoor activity.

ANY kind of outdoor activity? Like pooping in the woods? Walking barefoot in the snow? What does that mean?

She enjoys working with children and one day hopes to learn Spanish.

Now there are two unrelated ideas crammed into one sentence. She might want to consider one day learning English.

16 comments:

the_s_man said...

ohh yes teddy on the spot to point out the shortcomings of miss woolman..im sure the great teddy has a lot of shortcomings, if its ketv he will surely point them out to us..

joeygrisgris said...

Harkening back to her days at KPTM, and now as "webmistress" for KETV, Shilo Woolman reminds of the Don Henley song "Dirty Laundry"....i.e, the line that says "I just have to look good, I don't have to be clear" Unfortunately, she isn't either one.

Cogitor said...

Well, it's his blog. A few people here are commenting more frequently now about how he "always sucks", and never likes anyone or anything. Not necessarily true. While I don't completely understand his fascination with all things KMTV (except Travis), he's right when he calls a company in the business of communication on the carpet for poor communication. He's right when he calls attention to ridiculously poor productions in a market this size. News "customers" should expect a better product from people who are supposed to be professionals.

One of the great things about living here is that he's got the right to do that without fearing for his life. You and I have the right to agree or disagree, and those who hate every word that emanates from his keyboard have the right to read something else. There's something for everyone.

bandit75 said...

if its ketv he will surely point them out to us..

Is that you JS?

journalism101 said...

Only Pee Wee Brockman would overlook information like this on Jana's bio:

Jana has volunteered on the Omaha Indian reservation and for the Special Olympics.

she has traveled the state working with organizations like the American Red Cross, The Susan G Komen Breast and Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Open Door Mission, and Girls and Boys Town.

I guess spending time making the world a better place instead of watching TV and bitching about it will get you a "red flag".

joeygrisgris said...

Travis 101's comments on Jana Murrell's bio sound so much like Bush's on Harriet Meiers it's scarey. Those maybe be worthy things........but how the hell do any of them make her qualified ot be on a tv newcast?

bandit75 said...

she has traveled the state working with organizations like the American Red Cross, The Susan G Komen Breast and Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Open Door Mission, and Girls and Boys Town.

Yes she has. Those are part of her duties as Ms. Nebraska.

I guess spending time making the world a better place instead of watching TV and bitching about it will get you a "red flag".

Hey Ted, you got that cure for cancer done yet? Journalgasm is almost done with ending world hunger, so hurry up.

tvfan said...

At least Ted has a real job you losers. Get back to work, I am sure someone walking into the store needs a cart or is returning something.

Oh I have a job too, I am on vacation today and was paying some bills online when I saw you responses.

Don't worry Trav - as long as Todd and Tyler are here, you'll have a gig. You just better hope someone else doesn't come swoop them up. Heaven help us if that happens, they are the only thing in Omaha media worth watching or listening too, expept John Oakey, Taylor Wilson, Brandi Petersen and Michelle Simmons.

the_s_man said...

i tottaly agree with you,journalism101, he is not very objective,and i do believe a good journalist should be objective, so i guess thats one of the reasons he is not in the broadcasting business..thats pee wees dream to be something in life

Ted Brockman said...

101 and s—

How can I disabuse you two twits of the notion that this is journalism? It's a blog, for god's sake, with occasional news, but that hardly qualifies as journalism. (Do you even understand what a blog is? It sounds like you don't.) And here's the thing about OMA News: it was never intended to be objective.

If you don't like it or the opinions herein, fine. As far as I know, no one's holding a gun to your head and making you read it. You could do what one of our on-air targets is rumored to have done: tell everyone within earshot that anyone you see reading this blog will no longer be considered your friend. That'll teach 'em.

But whatever you do, enough with the harping on the journalism line already. It's only making you look more foolish.

theguesswho said...

Don't worry Pee Wee. Most of us have never mistaken your blog for journalism.

journalism4400 said...

FYI, You don't have to have a Bachelors degree to get a doctorite. For some programs you only need to complete 3 years of undergrad as a prerequisite.

Jana's program is one of them. Along with Creighton's Pharmacy and Occupational Therapy programs.

You can get your Bachelor's during your doctorite program if you want to but you don't have to.

roseann_s said...

Yeeeaah B-otches! I got this news shiznit on lock. Who wannit?!?

I hire beauty queens, so what. At least I get some coloreds on air. In fact, I got more negroes on my morning show than 6 has period.

....Oh maybe that's why WOWT is #1 in West Omaha. Big up to Crappy Chaps!

journalism101 said...

I find the roseann_s post racist and in poor taste. Probably something Pee Wee will get a chuckle out of. But I had better end here before I sound "foolish".

journalism4400 said...

roseann_s sounds like Joe Jordan doesn't she.

DarthSchrader said...

Two words missing from her bio:

"WORLD PEACE".

Doesn't every pageant contestant want that?

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