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Friday, December 08, 2006

Hey WSAZ

This isn't real news. Please stop treating it as such.

By all means, let people know about the problems that you are having negotiating a deal with Time Warner and how they are in fact being a bit unreasonable, but do not do so under the banner of news, either on your broadcasts or on your website.

At Marshall, I did not take any JMC classes but even I can spot when the line of journalistic integrity is being broached (or outright ignored).

You guys are respected professionals. Start acting like it.

(12/11/06 Followup: The first link is now dead. It was basically a news report about WSAZ and Time Warner's negotiations. The situation is now resolved and we can go on pretending like it never happened. That is, of course, until the next feud flares up between a local TV station and a cable company.)
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! We've had to endure their stupid ticker for months. WVAH has had a ticker detailing their squabbles for at least two years.

Monday, December 11, 2006  

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