Blogger: Atlanta station’s promo ‘makes me puke’
Live Apartment Fire, a blog written by Atlanta reporter Doug Richards, posted a rather lengthy diatribe against self promotion in local news — both TV and newspaper.
Richards cites examples in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as well as a promo that’s been airing touting ABC affiliate WSB-TV’s coverage of a school shooting (viewable above).
Not only does the promo actually get some of its facts wrong, as Richards points out in the post (scroll down a few paragraphs after the first vintage photo), but it seems, at least Richard’s view, to be no less than shameless grandstanding.
“But aside from that, here’s WSB’s message: Hostage-holding, school-invading gunmen love them some channel two action news! And so should you,” write Richards, who works for the market’s Gannett owned NBC affiliate, WXIA-TV.
Thanks to @brkgnews for the tip.