Thursday, July 12, 2007

One does, one doesn't

A viewer points out an interesting discrepancy from the local Nexstar duopoly this morning. WBRE chose not to air the President's press conference, while WYOU did. Both stations share the same news video, but not the same press conference?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't that be a CBS/NBC thing, as opposed to WYOU/WBRE?

1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WYOU's General Manager obviously has different priorities than WBRE's General Manager.

But wait a minute. I could have sworn...

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howard, can I get a ruling here?

Would I be violating your ban on rudeness if I pointed out that--as usual--Nexstar's right hand doesn't seem to know what it's left hand is doing?

If there's a reason the President's news conference was worth a program interruption on one station but not the other, I'd like to hear it.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, it's more like a Dumb and Dumber thing,

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wouldn't that be a CBS/NBC thing, as opposed to WYOU/WBRE?"
1:35 AM

Not really: 99% of the time it's an "opt out" option rather than "opt in." My guess is both network carried it: Nexstar decided thumbs up for the Pres. on WYOU and thumbs down on WBRE. Anyone know why?

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, did NBC offer the cut-in?

I would think probably not.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either they felt it was too much work to get the same live feed from two seperate sources (CBS/NBC) or they just figured that the majority of Nexstar viewers were watching WBRE.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both stations have the same ND, and I've seen both carry network cutins in the past.

The 1st poster has it dead-right. This is a network thing.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could have sworn that I switched channels and seen that the coverage was indeed on both WBRE and WYOU. Does anybody here know for sure or is this just another one of those strange Beale's Bite rumors. Does anybody here watch Martha? If so, did they break in on WBRE? I could have sworn that they did.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something needs to be said here. This particular leader has his own agenda and most of the country doesn't support him. Many families lost loved ones or live with crippling disabilities because of his so-called great ideas. If I had two stations, I'd carry his words on one. But I wouldn't carry on both local stations to show his self-important nonsense, which could be seen on the other stations as well as multiple cable and national stations. Putting a political speech (with propaganda yet) on all stations is overkill and unnecessary. For too many Americans, the Gong Show is more appealing than hearing a failure speak his mind. He's hurt too many of us. Keep him silent whenever possible. Good call to whomever cut his access to the extra channel. Enough said.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Yeah, that's what we need--censorship based on political ideology. That'll sure teach Bush a lesson. Oops. Sorry. He's already learned that lesson and practices it daily. You're just the other side of the coin.

"If I had two stations?" Good idea. 22 and 28 are up for sale. Buy them and you can ignore any side of any issue you choose.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I'm with 11:25 AM, and agree that this man has caused serious problems for this country instead of solving them, one thing remains: He is the president. When the president asks for air time, it should be his, regardless of what a boob he is.

Funny, but it used to be that WBRE had a GM, and WYOU had a GM. Then one day, that whole concept sort of just went away. No one seemed to care enough to ask why.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Television and instant gratification are the reasons everyone "knows" more than the President. Why isn't this war over and we have won? "House" used to solve his problem in 48 minutes! "Law & Order", same thing. What gives? Simpletons you are all. Americans are dying and each is a personal tragedy and a family will never be the same, losing a father, a son, a brother, a sister. Yes that part is true. And pity them and pray you never find your family in that same situation. But there is a bigger picture that few see or at least fail to realize. In World War II, 9000 Americans died in one day in the invasion of Normandy. Don't you see that this is truly a battle for survival? They want us to die. You, me, your parents, your children. They want us all dead. Wake up! But you won't. My prediction, it will take Islamic fundamentalist assholes lighting off multiple nukes in one day for you to finally see the light. Massive areas of NYC, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, leveled, all in one day. 9000 degrees. Hundreds of thousands disappear in the radiation and flames. Hundreds of thousands more sickened outside the blast area. Thousands of city acres uninhabitable for the next 500 years. Then we'll take the gloves off and the antiseptic, politically correct approach will no longer be a consideration. Then we will have to fight fire with fire. And all you "Bush is an asshole" naysayers will be the ones who, if you're ABLE to come outside considering the fallout, will be the first ones with the flags waving on your porches and your cars. "Oh, we support our country. USA! USA!" Pray that that day never comes and if it does, pray that it won't be too late.

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, would it be all that far fetched that NBC did not send a live feed to all of it's affiliates?

I mean NBC does have two cable channels that are completely dedicated to news, so maybe the network decided not run it.

1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should all check you facts. both wbre and wyou aired their respective networks coverage of the press conference. wnep did not.

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to turn this into a political battle ground, but sorry 8:34 Iraq had nothing to do with the Islamic Fundamentalists before we "freed" the country. It went from a total controlled dictatorship to total anarchy because of US. Now it's a country at civil war AND a breeding ground for terrorists . Sure, fight the evil ones, don't give them a place to breed.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When the president asks for air time it should be his".

Are you kidding? History is full of leaders who should have been silenced. Leaders who made our world worse rather than better. This president not only got us into a war we won't win, but he actually started it! For the first time, our once-great country is the aggressor. We are shamed and diminished in the eyes of the rest of the world. And we are far less safe than before. Our resources and military are no longer available on the homefront, which is more vulnerable thanks to his philosophy. Give him all air time he wants? Right! President or not, he should be SILENCED. Too much harm has been done and will last for generations. Thousands of children will grow up without a parent who shouldn't have died. Thousands of crippled soldiers will return to broken lives full of pain. And he should speak HIS mind? Not in my book!

And to those who think we are safer - think about THAT when the bombs hit YOU because our military are elsewhere and not HERE. The door is open to hit us when we are less protected. Common sense will tell you that, or it should if you have any.

Just because you are elected doesn't mean you're infallible. But wait - he wasn't elected, he STOLE the first term and used scare tactics for the second.

I respect the office, but not the man who holds it. If you call that censorship, then I believe in censorship.

I stand by my opinion that when anyone is obviously detremental to our country, he loses the right to our airwaves.

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howard, I'd like to clarify my remarks. I'm afraid I come across as harsh against our president. You asked us to be kinder and I still went overboard. I just want to clarify that I am upset that so many of our fellow countrymen have been hurt by unwise actions by our country. Yes, I blame the president, but others such as congress are also to blame, among others. This is a sensitive issue for so many Americans. I feel deeply that so much pain was unnecessary by our brave troops and their families. I do believe in freedom of speech, and as I read my words I seem to come across as advocating a lot of censorship. I realize this is a slippery slope, and leaders in a free country really shouldn't be censored when they speak what they believe to be right. I stand by my words that I truly believe we are on the wrong course and many suffer as a result. But as a proud American, I believe in free speech. Thank you, Howard, for allowing me to vent. You gave ME freedom of speech. So perhaps I was less generous in stating our president doesn't deserve the same. I still say we are wrong in what we have done to the world. But I seem to be advocating loss of freedom for someone I disagree with. That makes ME wrong, too. And so, I use my freedom of speech to strongly disagree, but my faith in America and what she stands for makes me offer the same freedom of speech to ALL. Even someone I think is wrong! So I reply to my own comment and say I am an AMERICAN and ALL should have their say! Thanks to Howard for allowing our open discussions. Sometimes we need to see what we say to know how it sounds.

Thanks to all who are willing to read my opinion as I exercize MY freedom of speech!

12:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


A little less bloviation based based strictly on bits and pieces and a soundbite education would stand you well. You sound like Rosie O'Donnell.

1:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 12:04 AM
so GWB started this war?
Tell me then... where was George W. Bush in 1996 when Then-President Bill Clinton lobbed bombs at Iraq stating that the US Military was targeting 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'?

8:55 AM  

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