Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Kayla Thomas Must Be Stopped

Wednesday night's report by Kayla Thomas on KMTV pulled off a rare feat—it made "For What It's Worth" look good by comparison.

It was bad enough that Thomas was doing the obligatory Thanksgiving turkey story, replete with idiotic puns like "gobbledy-gook." But what made us want to kick in the TV screen was the image of the clumsy Thomas tromping awkwardly across an open field, screeching moronicisms like "here, turkey turkey" and "C'mon you guys, I just wanna ask you a couple of questions."

Christ. Thomas is to Channel 3 what Sheila Brummer is to Channel 6: an ill-suited, sorry excuse for a journalist—especially a TV journalist. Put her on our list of people who need to find other work.

7 comments:

Tóózy said...
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Tóózy said...

Mr Brockman (if indeed you are a Mr and/or an individual):

I'm no fan of Sheila as an anchor. After every piece she reads, she seems to glance down and deflate to her home position, like some industrial robot finished with one car, and going to its zero position to await the next auto coming down the assembly line. Possibly a little coaching on that is in order.
Anybody, WOWT?
That said, she isn't to bad out on location. She seems to be as clear, crisp, and concise as a Marty Conboy led indictment concerning public morality. Maybe that's damning her with faint praise, but so be it.
Also, she does seem to bring to the table an ability to fit in to the channel 6 ethos, something my significant other as well as a lot of Omaha's population is extremely comfortable with.

WatchingNews said...

So everyday is supposed to be doom and gloom news. Stations are never supposed to be cheezy for one day out of year. Give me a break! It's Thanksgiving...what else is there to do news on.
Every now and then I think it's okay to be a little stupid and do a piece that makes people laugh. Now I know Ted that you will disagree that the story was funny, but who cares!!! Lighten Up!!!

DarthSchrader said...

Did I not peg it? Did I not say that there would be the obligatory "here's a homeless man eating turkey while you have a home, you sick bastard" story, and a reporter standing with turkeys making thanksgiving cracks like "You'll gobble up this turkey on Thanksgiving" or "You'll be stuffing yourself"?

I know; I'm not psychic. It's just too obvious anymore. A lighthearted story would be good; just don't make it the same thing every damned year, please.

Obbop said...

I'm a turkey you're a turkey we are turkeys all.....

And when we get together, we give our turkey call....

gobble gobble gobble........

burp

Luke said...

"Every now and then I think it's okay to be a little stupid and do a piece that makes people laugh. Now I know Ted that you will disagree that the story was funny, but who cares!!! Lighten Up!!!"

I think what Ted is trying to say is that the gag Thanksgiving report has been done over and over. It was only mildly funny in 1953 and it tends to go downhill every incarnation since.

I would certainly love to see some levity, but do with some style and show us something we've never seen before.

journalism101 said...

Yea Luke, something new like "It's a Wonderful Life"...for chrissakes lighten up. People like traditional fluff pieces and grumpy morons like Pee Wee Brockman can bah humbug my arse.

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