What Fresh Hell Is This?

November 4, 2010

Um, Guys??

You'd think that sitting on top of a news source would give you access to, you know, facts and stuff.

Take a look at this from my friends at the Tribune-Review:
CBS affiliate KTVA-TV in Seattle fired two news producers at the heart of the never disconnected telephone call who, after they thought it was over, engaged in a conversation that certainly gave the impression they were out to get Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller. Once upon a time, such antics would have been rewarded. Wow, the revolution really must be under way, eh? [emphasis added.]
That's in reference to this non-story.

Notice anything? It's a teeny tiny mistake that I must admit I missed it first time around.

The problem? The story is about the Senate race in Alaska. So why would the CBS affiliate in Seattle be involved?

The solution? It isn't. KTVA (as in "TV ALASKA") is the CBS affiliate in Anchorage.

Gee, that's an embarrassing mistake for Richard Mellon Scaife's "news" paper to make, isn't it?

I mean, I'm embarrassed for missing it the first time but I'm not the one getting paid to put out a newspaper.


Pgh_Knight said...

talk about a "non story"

Dayvoe said...

Hmm...a newspaper getting such a simple fact wrong.

Yea, you're right. It's nothing.

Heir to the Throne said...

I trust that the nutroots and left wing noise machine (CAP/Media Matters/Thinkprogress)with pressure KTVA to rehire the producers slurred/swiftboated by Andrew Breitbart.

Of course you buy the KTVA excuse they were talking about other people using the pronoun "we".
KTVA: Yeah, that was us, but it’s not what you think

BTW, When is Shirley Sherrod going to file papers to sue Andrew Breitbart?

Ol' Froth said...

Look over there!

EdHeath said...

Froth, I still like using "Squirrel!!!!". That was an inspired gag in UP.

Dayvoe, I have to say I am pretty sure I saw the same mistake (Seattle as city) on a national news source, maybe Salon.com or the NYTimes. FWIW