Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Commentary on the phrase 'just Google it', a publicity stunt, and some suggestive dialogue in local broadcasting

(note: the first paragraph of the report titled "News for Monday, May 23rd, 2016" was amended) 
  • I wish one of the members for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Taren Reed) had not said, "Just Google it" while telling viewers and listeners of one of their local news programs ("Local 15 News at Noon") who may have Internet connections how they could test those connections free of charge today (some folks may had thought she was being rude and unfriendly that time). She could have been more helpful by mentioning certain programs for testing those connections free of charge instead.   
  • I felt like I was watching a big publicity stunt for the city of Mobile sponsored by the government for the city itself on the main programming feed for WALA-TV this Tuesday since the hosts for one of their local TV programs (Joe Emer and Chasity Byrd of "Studio 10") were publicizing the down-town area of Mobile in a very blatant and positive way during its broadcast from the area this Tuesday (the host named Joe Emer even said the program was "all-about" the growth of the area while part of the broadcast).
  • I had noticed that one of the news presenters and news reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Bill Riales) had said some comments that many folks may consider both offensive and unnecessary while part of their local news program for the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a. m. ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") earlier this May: For example, I heard him say, "Shovel the hail up" as part of a report about hail, and, "What the hail was [all that about]" to a weather reporter of theirs (John Nodar) as part of a weather segment for the program. 

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