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by Herm
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25
Replies: 12
Views: 441

Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Fun Fact: I was the last person to direct the 5pm news at 25.
I’m always a fan of expanding news coverage. Break a leg!
by Herm
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Ice storm & weekend morning news
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Ice storm & weekend morning news

When you have a major ice storm, you need to be on the air providing important weather and safety information. By listening to Ahmad and other meteorologists, this was a more than just your average winter storm. So you’d think “Mid-Michigan Now” would air a special weekend morning news. The other s...
by Herm
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?
Replies: 53
Views: 2413

Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

Beer: that’s not necessarily how hiring needs to be done. Good stations are recruiting all the time, they network, they partner with organizations to find good candidates and they work with universities to develop a pool of candidates for important or hard to fill positions. None of the current man...
by Herm
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?
Replies: 53
Views: 2413

Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

] 4. Low minority representation. You have to hire from the pool of best candidates available. I repeat. You have to hire from the pool of best candidates available. To think that there is some super secret scheme to not hire minorities is ridiculous. Are you implying that there are no people of co...
by Herm
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?
Replies: 53
Views: 2413

Re: If you're so unhappy, why do you stay?

] 4. Low minority representation. You have to hire from the pool of best candidates available. I repeat. You have to hire from the pool of best candidates available. To think that there is some super secret scheme to not hire minorities is ridiculous. Are you implying that there are no people of co...
by Herm
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: When the news makes a horrible story worse
Replies: 18
Views: 845

Re: When the news makes a horrible story worse

A key part of ethical and responsible journalism is to “minimize harm”. I fail to understand why every so-called news organization in this market felt it necessary to report on the gruesome details of the death of Kevin Bacon. Examples 1-4: https://www.abc12.com/content/news/Kevin-Bacons-parents-re...
by Herm
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: When the news makes a horrible story worse
Replies: 18
Views: 845

Re: When the news makes a horrible story worse

I have to agree. After hearing some of the gruesome details yesterday, I really felt that I didn’t need to know them. It could have waited to come out at the trial... Were you planning on going to the trial to hear these details? If not, then what difference would it make if the details came out at...
by Herm
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Battle of the Christmas set displays
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Battle of the Christmas set displays

One year, we had SO MANY poinsettias around the desk, our morning met commented that it looked like Christmas had thrown up all over the set! We all thought it was hilarious! The company that decorated the studio though... not so much. Personally, I can’t stand when news studios are decorated for ho...
by Herm
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Union organizing
Replies: 39
Views: 2015

Re: Union organizing

FUCK UNIONS. I belonged to one until April of this year...Never again. The Union fat cats get FATTER...just look at the monthly meetings. The top officials get FATTER monthly...their button up shirts get harder and harder to close. I swear on my kids lives, I will put a hollow point through the bac...
by Herm
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Union organizing
Replies: 39
Views: 2015

Re: Union organizing

Lovin’, I find your perspective on the inner workings of NBC 25 “interesting” since you’ve said in the past that you’ve never worked for WEYI and you’ve never been in broadcasting. How would you know why the union was “voted out” or the lack of prior pay increases? This is a fair question. They do ...
by Herm
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Kathy Overbite
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Kathy Overbite

I never said she was ugly. If I call a person with both male and female sex organs a “hermaphrodite,” would you be offended by that and expect me to be ashamed? Surprisingly, I’ll sleep well tonight. Are overweight people “big-boned” and “fluffy”? I call it like it is. You think her dentist simply ...
by Herm
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Kathy Overbite
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Kathy Overbite

One of the worst news directors to ever grace the Flint market produced such awful segments, you’d think she was trying to be last place and get fired. The whole morning show’s video was over-exposed and the audio was over-modulated. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqj2wh-iK60 From clowns, to Sesame ...
by Herm
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Appalling lack of diversity at NBC 25/Fox 66
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: Appalling lack of diversity at NBC 25/Fox 66

Yeah, the lack of diversity in broadcasting is appalling, especially in a market as diverse as Mid-Michigan. It is particularly appalling at 25/66 because they have had some very talented reporters/anchors/journalists there pretty recently who are people of color. Walter Smith-Randolph, Jane Park, E...
by Herm
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Detroit’s Broadcasting Hotties 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 58949

Re: Don't cover the boobs with the banner

I suppose this is a good place to place a humble request upon our local media outlets. Because Channel 7 just did it again. During the 4 o'clock hour, CC does a plug for 2.4 Court TV, and introduces Julie Grant to give us more details. I immediately notice that Julie is easy on the eyes … until som...
by Herm
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Veronica Meadows
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Veronica Meadows

Big congrats to Veronica Meadows for landing a reporting role at Fox 2 in Detroit. When she left 25-66, management said she was making the move to get out of the business and pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer. Nope. Wrong. Seems all she wanted to do was get away from Sinclair, the GM, the News ...