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Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
He just can't help himthelf.
We're thpeaking, of courth, about ThuxNewth's Jimmy Thiedlecki.
This morning, coming out of a Today Show tease about a mule who counts, fetches, etc., Bumpkin Jim seized the opportunity to show off his (imagined) vast knowledge of pop culture by making a reference to the show's 1950s chimpanzee co-host, J. Fred Muggs. Unfortunately, Jimmy's propensity for knowing only half what he thinks he knows came shining through when Jimmy identified the chimp as "Fred G. Muggs."
As Jimmy would probably say, "Dave Garrison must be rolling in his grave." (That would be Jimmy's attempt to drop the name of original Today host Dave Garroway.)
Isn't it about time to send WOWT's version of Muggs back to Joplin?
Thursday, July 09, 2009
We had to rewind the DVR to make sure, but SuxNews is, indeed, running a promo that begins, "Do your kids smell like tossed salad?"
Someone at that joke of a news operation might want to run future copy by urbandictionary.com so that the Suxers don't end up running a spot featuring the phrase, "Cleveland Steamer."
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
• One alert reader/well-placed insider suggests that Joe Jordan left Action 3rd of his own volition, reportedly to oversee a new Nebraska government watchdog blog similar to texaswatchdog.com.
• Among the details we neglected to mention in discussing the Action 3rd email forwarded to us by an alert reader: Mary Williams had been working full-time as marketing director for a local financial planning firm for over a year. She had continued with KMTV on a part-time basis at the station's request.
• Sux News's latest promo features various station personalities urging viewers to "get connected" via various electronic media, one of which is called "Face-bick," according to Maltard Maddox. What is wrong with this woman? Can she not hear herself?
• Speaking of worthless things on the web, an alert reader recommends taking a look at turkey-necked former SuxNews anchor Pat Persaud's Twitter feed, where one can find such riveting gems as this: "watching mj memorial. lots of memories growing up with his songs!" Read a few other tweets from Queen Pat, and it quickly becomes clear why her TV work was so empty.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Action 3rd News is two veterans lighter with the departures of midday anchor Mary Williams and political reporter Joe Jordan. According to an email sent to an alert viewer by the station, Williams's part-time position was cut for economic reasons. No word regarding the circumstances of Jordan's exit.
Williams had been with the station since the early '80s; Jordan since the late '70s.
Somehow, gasbag sportstool Travis Justice and anchor/screaming reporter Devon Patton remain at KMTV. But station management just can't seem to figure out why, for the umpteenth consecutive year, it's so hard to get out of 3rd place.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Anyone with knowledge of local history must have been as surprised as we were Wednesday morning when WOWT morning anchordolt Jimmy Thiedlecki tried to show off his brainpower by identifying a shot of Central High School as "the former state capitol building."
Problem is that the school is merely on the former site of the state capitol; the capitol building itself was torn down in 1870, and the current high school building didn't arrive on the scene until 1900.
As usual, Thiedlecki had only about half the story right, making his misguided smugness that much more annoying.