From an alert reader, captured Wednesday. . .
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
• Mike Kelly's column in the local paper gets just a little more pathetic with each installment. Saturday marked a new low as his lead "from the notebook" item celebrated the fact that comedian Groucho Marx—who has been dead since 1977—once performed a song which mentioned Omaha.
Really, Mike? This is all you've got left in the "Look How Hip Omaha Is" file? Aren't there any editors left at the paper these days? This desperate grasp at relevance is a stretch even by your standards.
And they wonder why newspapers are dying.
• The heat is off WOWT's John Chapman, at least for a while. With the hiring of reporter Nadia Singh, Chapman is no longer the station's only non-white on-air staffer. Unfortunately for Singh, she's already been relegated to live reports for SuxNews's morning program. Mayellorie Maltard Maddox pronounces her last name as "seen," and Jimmy Thiedlecki just couldn't get over the fact that she was wearing a scarf on Monday. Poor thing doesn't have a chance, working with those two bumpkins.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Are we the only ones who think the trial of firefighter and alleged "massage" customer Darren Bates in a Council Bluffs courtroom should be carried live on every station?
Camera-hog attorney James Martin Davis, who's defending Bates, delivered a performance on Wednesday that makes us think he's been preparing for this case by watching Perry Mason or Matlock reruns.
Putting Davis in a courtroom with cameras is like putting an alcoholic in a wine cellar.