Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Panic

This pitiful apology from SuxNews was brought to our attention by an alert reader.

Who implements a whole new system of any kind without testing it first?

Besides SuxNews, we mean.

10 comments:

Joel said...

I doubt the issue is that the equipment wasn't tested. They've probably been working with it for a few months and after this much time and practice have finally reached this level of "competency". (Imagine what it must have been like when they first got their hands on the new equipment.)

I don't recall any such glitches when KMTV or KOLN went to widescreen programming.

HD isn't rocket science... unless you're with WOWT.

Rick said...

Not for nothing, but when I clicked on the link to view the Sux apology, at the bottom of the page was a banner ad for the Biggest Loser. A harbinger of things to come?

Harbinger. That's my Sith name...

webchannel said...

So what is the excuse for all of the errors before the switch?

Matt said...

I notice that particular posting on their "web channel" doesn't allow comments. That's disappointing.

Tonight's lead-in for the 10PM news started with a close up of Tracy Madden and half of John Knicely's face (standing to her left) cut off. Then, the camera zoomed too far out to show Tracy standing on a box next to him. Then there were the pre-recorded story teases (with audio problems), then back to Tracy and John. They were STILL zoomed too far out, then they zoomed in missing the frame again. As if that wasn't bad enough, the camera slowly panned over to include them both in the shot.

How pathetic.

Damon Scott Hynes said...

Tuesday's 10 PM stand-up intro showed us that Tracy has to stand on a box to seem anywhere near John's height. Quality is Job 6.

Omababe said...

Wow, they actually wrote that entire apology without using the word "heartland" even once. :)

GldEys said...

Maybe WOWT should have waited to go HD like KETV did. Time to prepare, or to procrastinate. Which to you think?

Buzz said...

HD isn't hard and if you notice they aren't blaming the HD equipment. The problem is the software that the production team 'embraced' (read: shoved down their throats) in order to eliminate most of the production jobs. Oh don't worry, the rest of the production folks will be shown the door as soon as they can teach the janitor to reboot the system when it crashes. Running everything off one computer program sounds great and looks great on the bean counters bottom line. Unfortunately it doesn't look or sound as good on air. Look at the quality of commercials running during the news casts... seems kind of like early Fox 42 vintage to me. Self promotion and infomercial legal advisors all around. Not exactly the cherries the sales team should be pulling down.

Counciltucky said...

Hey Ted -- you should probably re-word this post. In reading what 6 had to say, it's actually everything BUT an apology. There is no "we are sorry" or "we apologize" or anything of the like in the text.

Not surprising that they wouldn't truly apologize...

nebraska said...

Amy Adams has a bad rep. I was told she's a real--rhymes with witch.

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