Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Adrift

How does the local paper run this story, about former Husker Eric Crouch promoting a constitutional amendment permitting non-profits to issue bonds for playground projects without mentioning that Crouch makes his living selling playground equipment?


Journalism much?

9 comments:

krossfader said...

are we really surprised by anything the OWH does or doesn't do anymore? It's an ongoing farce and embarrassment to the community...

rick said...

My afternoon paper includes this line: Crouch is the owner of Crouch Recreation of Omaha, which installs park and playground equipment.

I'd give the credit for that line to this blog, but then, I see that you posted this entry at 5:56 p.m., long after the paper hit my doorstep.

Cogitor said...

No different than what 7 did not too long ago when they ran a package about an advertiser's product. Ethics much? No.

gloriacomm said...

About 15 years ago when KETV-7 made a bid to become a "player" in this market, it revamped its image with a new set, sensationalized bump music and graphics and in the process sold its soul by sleezing up its teasers and chirping stories to the lowest common denominator. A couple TV stations (and eventually the paper) have been tripping over themselves ever since to compete for our 10-second attention spans by feeding us drivel and gossip. The point is that the paper and local TV stations have lost their foundation. Their nose-diving standards now yield 90% flash, 10% substance and ridiculously sloppy reporting at best.

Can ONE Omaha outlet rededicate itself to NEWS?

Helio said...

The worst of it is that some of it's not even reporting. Brian M. on WOWT reads what any jackhole types when the "Chat-line" is open.

Some of what KETV has is computer garbage filler. They all chirp & giggle about anything besides the news.

Let's hope for some changes!

LankBadly said...

If I were Crouch, I'd focus on updating his website to include a copyright notice that isn't 2 years old:
http://www.crouchrecreation.com/

Jesse said...

Eric "they won't let me be a quarterback in the NFL so I'm going to quit" Crouch oddly enough robo-dialed me the other day, pushing this Amendment

Rick said...

Maybe Crouch can get a part-time gig as QB for the new Omaha pro football team. Nah, maybe they'll let him be on the kick-off team though.

Josh said...

How DARE you question the motives of a Husker football legend! What the likes of Eric Crouch, Tom Osborne, Johnny Rodgers, or Ndomakong Suh, do will always be right no matter what. They're Huskers, ergo they should never be questioned.

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