Thursday, June 30, 2011

Shock

SuxNews has found someone to sit next to loud lithper Jimmy Siedlecki.

The amazing thing is that she appears to be neither the cloying cheerleader/spokesmodel that her predecessor, Malorie "Maltard" Maddox, was/is, nor the limp dishrag that Ann McIntire and her lifeless clones (e.g., LeAnne Mormann and Brianna Long, and Chase Moffitt) have proven to be. 

As long as she's okay with Jimmy stepping all over her lines and weighing in with his fatuous observations every 37 seconds, she'll be perfectly happy in her new gig. If SuxNews has shown us anything, it's that talent can be stifled if surrounded by enough pathetic hacks.

Check out the story (from the Lincoln Journal-Star) here.

57 comments:

WiseGuy said...

Didn't Rob McCartney also come from KOLN in Lincoln?

Damon Scott Hynes said...

My old cable provided used to show Channel 10, until I switched to satellite years ago. I missed seeing Serese. Trust me, my peeps, she's the real deal--but she should have been hired for 6 and 10, not mornings.

Pete G. said...

She's a good pick, but still think nothing can compete with John & Nichole on KETV in the AM.

Operation Seng said...

Anyone by chance see last night's (07/07/11) 10 PM Sux newscast...?

That was perhaps the best bit of comedy I have seen in sometime! They managed at least the first ten minutes of the newscast without audio (suprisingly...this was an improvement given the "talent" that they have). The chroma key was completely out of sync on Flowers, which kept him from mugging for the camera and showboating as he generally does (incidentally...he sounded a trifle peeved about not getting his "face time). The commercial breaks still had the "6" logo and the weather crawl over them. Occasionally during said breaks, the gerbils in the control room would bounce from the break back to the on air talent(again...I use the term "talent" loosely), who were staring aimlessly at something in the ether, and the mics were on and off at inappropriate times. All this and John Knicely continuously managed to lose his place while reading the camera in front of him and then stumbling and fumbling for words. I don't think I've laughed this hard since Seinfeld went off the air. Kudos to the Suxers for knowing how to do comedy right. All I can say is "ENCORE, ENCORE"!

Cacher said...

Will somebody please stop Maddux from waving goodbye at the end of tlhe newscast? It was bad enough when she, Siedlicki and Lord would all wave at the end of the morning news, but now she's trying to bring it to the P.M. newscasts. For the love of God, make it stop! How high schoolish!

Cogitor said...

I haven't been watching a lot of WOWT's newscasts lately (What's to watch?), but I got home the other night and flipped the TV on in time to catch her teasing a story about "idinnity" theft. That was enough for me to shut it down and hit the hay early.

I think I dreamed about banjos, overalls, and hound dogs on the porch.

Y'all come back now, ya hear?

N. Tumblin Rowland said...

If she waves, does Tracy also put her thumb in her ear and her pinky in her mouth and say "Call Meeee!" then wag her thumbs and say "Text Meeee!"?

Rich said...

This was on the WOWT website at 11:02 today (8-3-11)
"Missing Trooper's Body Still Found"
"They're pulling out all the stops in the search for the body of missing Missouri State Trooper Fred Guthrie Jr. Trooper Guthrie was reported missing Monday afternoon."
How INSULTING to the officer and his family/friends that you can't report something as easily as Missing Trooper's Body Still LOST or HASN'T BEEN FOUND. This is journalism at it's WORST.

Thor said...

why is no one commenting on Thor from channel 7? Spray tan much? And seriously, Thor......Really?

Joey said...

I like the story about 2 "groups" of men that showed up to Skatedaze to fight each other with knives and baseball bats. Groups buy groupons. Gangs show up to fights with knives and bats. Get it right.

EJ said...

RE: Thor
Hey, we had him here in Lincoln long enough. He's all yours now. Every station seems to think it needs one clown in its sports dept. At least you Omahans didn't end up with our weekend sports guy from channel 8 -- the one who starts out each of his sportscasts with a monotone, "Hey everybody, how's it going?" Fortunately, he left TV altogether.

Cogitor said...

Joey, are you sure that wasn't West Side Story? ;)

Jon G. said...

how about the sports guy on Channel 42-KPTM news (live from Dubuque, IA!)...they guy's hair looks like he just stepped out of the shower...all wet and uncombed.

Helio said...

What has happenned to our morning news? Our top story today...KETV is extending the Back to School drive...it's a great cause but enough already! The same old stuff everyday - then it's off to the Facebook posts to get caught up with more dribble. It makes me want to switch over to watch the comedy stylings of the "Ready-Set-Go" team on KMTV. Where's the news?

Joey said...

What is going on at Sux lately? The team finds every comment uncontrollably funny. It's like they all have a million inside jokes they constantly jab each other with.

"Hey Jim, you like fishing" (hilarity ensues). What happened? Did Jim get drunk and throw a cameraman into the lake? Please fill me in. I like to laugh like the next guy.

Joey said...

Today's 5PM news cast is a huge joke. Let's use tea cups to identify the size of hail, first time I've ever heard this one. Then lets go live from the backseat of the Mastre-Flowersmobile to listen to the hail hit the car as Mastre drives semi-blindly through the storm. I thought amateur storm chasers were supposed to stay away. Channel 6 sends out their entire staff.

Joey said...

oh and I forgot. They called the Mastre-Flowersmobile the "NEWS UNIT". awesome.

Rich said...

I'm a pretty reasonable and tolerant guy but who was the anchor on Channel 6 this morning? I hope she doesn't read this blog cuzz she was the worst I have ever seen read the news, yes that includes high school and university cable! Again, I hope she doesn't read this but I hope WOWT management does...how the heck could you have hired her?????

Damon Scott Hynes said...

Lauren Squires. She wasn't any better on Sunday. The most cleavage I've seen on Omaha broadcast news in a long time, though.

Cogitor said...

Rich,

Hopefully it was just a weekend off for Wasikowski. WOWT is obviously completely lost when it comes to weekend anchors. They made a major goof when they showed Jamie McCutcheon the door, and they seem to be trying to correct it with Chase Moffitt, Ann McIntire, Jodi Baker, Lauren Squires, or whoever else seems to be walking down Farnam at 7:30 AM on Saturday morning. I'm sure they're all very nice, but that's like trying to replace David Lee Roth (or Sammy) with William Hung. Jesus H. Christ! That and filling increasing amounts of their newscasts with Facebook comments or some equally useless shit is just plain insulting to the viewer. Serese Cole seems like a breath of fresh air in that place, but she and Caitlin aren't enough to keep that garbage skow afloat.

Dumb Anguish said...

Totally agree. That Lauren Squires is horrible! Is she hard of hearing? She just yelled her way through that newscast.

Jake Wasikowski does a good job on that newscast. Hope he just had a weekend off

isthisnews said...

any good reason this hasnt been updated since june?

Operation Seng said...

Anyone see the Sux news at 10 last night? If so...you would have been treated to Maltard telling everyone that they were "watching Six news live at five". Further proof that these idiots are merely reading what's in front of them than thinking about what they say. Boy...do I wish I was writing news copy for them. Ron Burgundy is alive and well...

Cogitor said...

Last night in passing I heard from Malorie that college fetball season started.

Green Acres is the place to be.

Ba-dum ba-daa-dum..............BUP BUP!

super9 said...

Does anybody have any idea when KETV is going to go HD? I know they broadcast in widescreen or whatever, but it's not true HD. Seems like this would have happened way long ago.

Helio said...

I think that KMTV gets my vote for the "Best Hand Movement During a News Story" award. They are able to put you right into in the story.

Also - there appears to be a whole lot of new "talent" on all channels lately. I would like to think that it's for the better. Time will tell.

Cogitor said...

Oh my God!! Please tell me you saw the WOWT story that carried the key, "13 inches saved my life" throughout the entire -- package -- so to speak!

Hats off to the d-bags over there. They just keep raising the bar.

Cacher said...

Sux news and Maltard have done it again. They went to the Bluffs lve cam to show how I-29 is now dry. Maltard talked about how the mud had to be brushed off the roadway and that the northbound lanes had to be "re-stripped". Sorry Maltard, I think the teleprompter said "re-striped.". Pathetic.

Cacher said...

I'm really surprised that there's been no comment on Channel 7's Natalie Glug-glug. Her monotone and nasal voice has me reaching for the remote in record time.

Helio said...

Three of the most annoying words of morning TV in Omaha..."Ready, Set, Go!" Anyone agree?

buckeye said...

The banter that goes on at Sux news has to stop. Mallory and John talking to each other and not the viewers is annoying and not necessary. The same goes for Jim Flowers. Plus all of the laughing is not professional in any way. And the control room is amazingly awful at their job. It can be painful to sit through an entire news cast. I feel like I am watching a high school production.

Operation Seng said...

Can someone out there fill me in on what the heck happened to Sheila Brummer...? She is gone from "third's" website. What happened...? Anyone...anyone...?

markl54 said...

If it wasn't for channel sux weather, I wouldn't know when to wear a jacket or when to shut off my air and open a window.

Megan said...

Ugh....ready set go...doesn't repulse me as much as the ding-bat they have behind the desk. Who in the heck hired her...talk about a cliche. "Let's hire an ex-pageant princess and I bet our numbers will sky-rocket" While in the meantime, she is a bumbling moron, making mistakes left and right!Come on KMTV...can't you at least try to put a legitimate morning show together?

blueticeho said...

I will tell you that there's plenty of goof to go around in TV land in this town.This sport show on Sunday nites at Channel Third really takes it You got a Don Rickles wanna be with a side kick whom cannot put together a simple complete sentence.It's no wonder that everybody has bailed from this back up toilet of a show..

Some Guy said...

Congratulation to Erika Summers on her new job in Lincoln. She should do great.
http://journalstar.com/entertainment/small-screen/television-and-radio/article_6a0089fa-f761-5956-a87d-0a0d0bd6c71e.html

autumnwind said...

Is there still a Brockman?
Nothing posted for nearly 4 months.

Cogitor said...

@Megan,

That ex-pageant princess actually reads pretty well. As a matter of fact, she reads a HELL of a lot better than Sheila Brummer ever did, with her up-speak and inexplicable paraphrases of the prompter copy. Sheila was absolutely terrible.

Almost all of the on-air talent in Omaha is pretty stilted, and that goofy RSG show is no different. Deanne Brink may be somewhat of a cliche, but she's no worse behind the desk than most, and better than some in this market. She can't help that she's attractive - and she is that. All in all, it beats the heck out of what they were putting on in the morning before the switch.

So Megan -- or is it Sheila? ;) -- that Brummer is off the air in Omaha is a really good thing.

Operation Seng said...

With a little bit of investigation I have found out that Sheila Brummer has been "terminated" from Channel turd. I have not yet learned the reason why. Ted...any information on this matter...?

Megan said...

Oh I agree...Shelia sucked too:) I am not going to fight you on that one at all!

theMickey's said...

The goth is gone?

Who's the new weep @ daybreak, ketz?

Helio said...

Is it just me or does Ryan Luby give the appearance of a WWF manager when he delivers a news story? Just sayin'

Will said...

So did "Ted" finally get a cease and desist letter from Channel 6 or something? I think it's safe to assume this blog is dead.

Cogitor said...

How about a holiday State of the Market post from Ted?

Unfortunately Malorie still talks like she never left the pig farm, but is there anything worth noting?

webchannel said...

Today has been designated a WOWT SUCKS ALERT DAY. Please take all precautions to this potentially dangerous situation.

Helio said...

Welcome Back! We missed ya!

Dumb Anguish said...

Awwww. I miss this blog.

Cogitor said...

In case anyone's still around...bad news for WOWT with Caitlin leaving for a station closer to her home.

Davis said...

Does anyone know whatever happened to Andrea Rich? Judging from the blogs and history at the NewsChannel, one could imagine that she split on her own terms or they canned her. Enjoyed the banter from all...I have watched this news for the three years I have been here and have to admit that I am now watching to see what happens next more than to obtain information.

Rich said...

Looks like Caitlan is off to Philly...that's a big loss on the eye candy front as well. Very professional with her delivery, articulate, charismatic, great looking and a smokin' body. Yes, bad news for Omaha. Man, Sarah Simmons to DC a couple years ago now CR to Philly...

Max Cool said...

This reminds of the guy leaving the cognac and rose on Edgar Allen Poe's grave...

Cogitor said...

Awesome post, Max. Congac and a rose. Ha!

Cogitor said...

KETV Challenges WOWT For Title

What the hell was KETV doing sending Ryan Luby to Grand Island on Saturday for road reports? Jesus H. Putting a crew on I-80 in the country when they didn't need to be there to tell us about road conditions in a place 2+ hours away, when we knew damn well it was snowing there, too? My God. That was the dumbest thing I've seen in a long time. WOWT doesn't have the franchise for stupid pet tricks in Omaha media...they're all fighting for it.

Helio said...

Thank you Omaha TV News - It was fun while it lasted. As far as the news in Omaha...still sux!

gldeys said...

Over a year without some entertainment. Six still Sux.

Unknown said...

Is there a site that took over from this one?

Wild Bill said...

Okay, so now I am really depressed about the Omaha TV news market and the people these Omaha TV news directors hire.

I just found out that that really creepy weekend guy on KETV, oh man, what was his name? Well, I just heard that he is the new PR spokesman for the Omaha Public School District?

Talk about going from really bad to really, really worse! I can't think of two more worthless organizations as far as communications than KETV and OPS.

Next thing you know, Brandi Petersen will leave her coveted KETV anchor slot to become the new spokesman for Subway weight loss program.

Floyd Kalber must be rolling in his grave!

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