Saturday, July 18, 2009

Another

This screencap, submitted by an alert reader, confirms what several commenters also mentioned: the station is riddled with Thiedleckis.




13 comments:

justthefacts said...

Ted, I have a similar example from today, this time from Ch. 7. This one happened during their 6p newscast in the story about the 2010 city budget. Ace "reporter" Candice Sorensen was out getting reaction to the entertainment tax proposal. According to her voice over as well as the graphic on screen, the person she interviewed was identified as Richard Dixon, the head of MECA. The last time I checked, the guy running MECA was named Roger Dixon?

I'm guessing that will be used as her audition tape to try to move up from 3rd string weather-guesser at 7 to a reporter position at Sux.

It's Raining In Spain said...

At least she didn't call him Richard Nixon...

jimfred82 said...

...that was EXACTLY what i was thinking when i read the first comment...

Jesse said...

I'm clearly missing the point here. What's wrong with using the word grizzly?

omanewswatcher said...

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/facepalm.jpg

gomath02 said...

Jesse - in this context, it should be spelled 'grisly.'

Jeff said...

grisly - horrifying; gruesome

grizzly - large grayish bear

Cogitor said...

As god-awful as that is, everyone can make a mistake. The problem here is that those kind of mistakes are rampant, and not only at WOWT. I don't want to piss anyone off, but are they teaching stuff like that in school now? It's been almost 25 years since I graduated from college, and my professors would've beaten me with a stick if I'd turned in copy like that. Either everyone's gone too cheap to afford even a mediocre wordsmith, or they're only hiring those who have a certain camera presence (explain Brummer to me then), or the journalism schools just aren't turning out anyone with even a basic skill set.

Dumb Anguish said...

Cogitor,

When it comes to WOWT, you get what you pay for. If they didn't have to shell out the very large salaries to Jim Flowers and John Kniceley (I have no idea how much they make, but if its more than minimum wage, then its too much) they'd be able to hire people besides people whose broadcast journalism education consists of a Mary Tyler Moore rerun.

Jesse said...

Gomath02 & Jeff: Thanks for pointing that out to me. I knew grizzly had to be a homophone but couldn't tie down how to spell the other word.

Smith said...

Okay....2 comments on tonight's WOWT 10P "newscast".....

The breaking news thing is out of control with these folks. Top story was breaking news that a playground outside of a synagogue was on fire around 8P that evening....how OLD does an event have to be to just be NEWS instead of BREAKING or late breaking news? And why is a burnt playground the top story and breaking news??


And, what the heck is going on with the "burglaries & break-ins" segment? Jim Siedlecki now not only reports the crimes, but now seems to be required to come up with a wisecrack for each one. A Subway sandwich was robbed which gave Mr. Siedlecki the opportunity to remind us that one would "have to sell a lotta $5 foot longs to make up for that". Another burglary featured a criminal that had a rap sheet "longer than my left arm".

Is reporting the news just not good enough anymore?

It's Raining In Spain said...

A new roll-your-eyes, how low can KM Third go, Brummerism:

"A Shiite Mosque..." came out "A She-ett Mosque..."

See the noon news, July 31

omanewswatcher said...

Which makes this: http://www.action3news.com/Global/story.asp?S=10931870

...all the more puzzling. What is the NAB smoking?

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