Thursday, June 21, 2007

World-Herald Reports On ESPN, But Not Local TV

ESPNOmaha World-Herald reporter Chad Purcell works himself into a frenzy writing about the behind-the-scenes action in the ESPN mobile broadcast unit in a story that appears in Thursday's editions of the newspaper.

Already, several people who work in the local TV industry have e-mailed Media Watch, each of them wondering pretty much the same thing: Would the World-Herald write a similar story if a local TV station was producing a national broadcast?

The answer here is "no."

For nearly 10 years, the state's largest newspaper has taken the attitude that "competing media" are not to be seen nor heard from on its pages. When it comes to reporting on news concerning national TV items (i.e. Rosie leaving "The View" or the latest ratings for the "CBS Evening News"), the World-Herald typically relegates it to the back (or last) page of the paper.

Follow-up To That CWS Headline
We now have proof that the "Beavers by a Hair" headline seen earlier in this week's World-Herald was an intentional double entendre cooked up by the newspaper's deputy presentation editor.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Beavers headline is more proof that even Larry King has quit reading the Worldherald.

Ted Brockman said...

The only time the boys in newspaperland are willing to write a story about national media is when they're trying to convince eveyone (or themselves) how great Omaha is or how "big-time" we are.

The paper routinely does a splendid job of making us look like a bunch of too-eager-to-please yokels. Take, for example, a recent Mike "My Daughter Was Raped" Kelly column in which he surmised that the increase in big-name acts like the Rolling Stones coming to Omaha was due to artists liking the Qwest Center and/or Omaha itself.

Rather than recognizing that those acts come here now because it's now profitable for promoters to bring them in, Kelly concludes that it's because our arena is better than anyone else's and because we're so gosh-darned likeable.

Anonymous said...

Where's Obbop? This has to bring him out!

Anonymous said...

Print is dead. All current and future references to the late OWH should be stricken from this blog...

theguesswho said...

Ah Ted....a very classy comment about Mike Kelly and his daughter. You really can't help yourself --you're too much of a jerk. Oh pleeeze bring your blog back...we miss it so much, you're so smart and witty.

Anonymous said...

Ted,Crawl back in your hole and leave Sean's blog alone.

WH Insider said...

The "Beaver" headline is a perfect example of what the World-Herald sports department has become. An "MTV" generation of slackers (including the sports editor) who think they know everything, who think what they produce on a daily basis is an acceptable product and who aren't willing to listen and learn from the few veterans who remain in the department.

Anonymous said...

How insecure is the editorial staff at the World Herald that they can't even mention another local media.

If they had something to be proud of they wouldn't be intimidated by radio and tv.

Ted Brockman said...

Hey, Guesswho: Mike Kelly refers to his daughter's rape every time he gets a chance. Don't blame me for that; he's the one who writes as if it's his badge of honor.

Lavell said...

You guys hear anything about the socks they wear at the World Herald? I hear they're always wet and smelly.

You guys going to Zesto's tonight?

officer otoole said...

You're an idiot Ted. If you look through his columns this year its been mentioned once.I guess that's the same as "every time." Nothing has been as repetitious and lame as your ripping on a handful of local media types over and over again. What a one trick pony (or donkey) you were. Too bad you don't have your own blog so you can delete my comments. Another of your wonderful traits.

Charles G. said...

That made me think of this...

How about this OWH article from the CWS about a player profile from 6/16:

"ESPN has visited the salon twice, Zagurski said, in addition to a local TV station."


Hmmm.....

Anonymous said...

So Teddy boy has crawled out from under his rock. Even as lame as OWH can be, their writers are more creative and intelligible than Ted was in the year or two he was posting his lame drivel.

Anonymous said...

Is this the "real" Ted Brockman? Or someone impersonating him? hehehe

Anonymous said...

I think it's the real Ted. He loves the attention and just can't shut up. Apparently his time away has done nothing to sharpen his insights or creativity. I agree with Officer OToole. What a one trick donkey he is.

Poker in the Rear said...

I remember when the World-Herald had a "media notes" column.

Anonymous said...

I hope it's the "REAL" Ted Brockman. I miss your commentary! I Travis Justice misses you too!!!

Anonymous said...

I remember when the Weird Harold was WORTH reading...I think Bob Barker still had some color in his hair back then.

Anonymous said...

Ted's right on the money again. Mike Kelley made reference to his daughter's rape in the Sunday World Herald. He makes me long for the good ol days of Rainbow writing about Star Wars and caring for newborns.

Anonymous said...

The reason the W-H would not do a story about a local station doing a national broadcast of any kind is that it would "never" happen.

My guess is the production "values" haven't changed since 1" tape days. Or are they still using that format?

Anonymous said...

How many people out there remember the days of 2 inch tape machines?

Mike S. said...

Sean, did the geek running the blog change his post about the "beaver" headline? It seems that his wording and your wording are the same. but he denies doing anything intentionally.

Anonymous said...

You say local media never does anything national ... but didn't ETV do some games for ESPNU and CSTV this year? I could have sworn I saw them on the air while I was out of state.

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