January 3, 2008

Putting the ass in caucass

I know it's not fair to generalize about such things, but I will anyway. I'm pretty sure that even in major markets, most people working at local TV news are morons.

During last night's 6 p.m. newscast, the local NBC affiliate ran a piece about today's Iowa caucus. An on-screen graphic -- something that someone had actually designed with a little logo, and, I assume, a producer had reviewed before popping it on the air -- read, "The Iowa Caucass." Oh, so close.

5 comments:

Loree said...

Nice! I love it. If Jon Stewart had writers, that's probably something The Daily Show would do intentionally.

Laura said...

This is why I only watch the Jim Lehrer News Hour...

Welcome to the blogosphere. Prove your worth in a few more posts and you may just be welcomed to our listing of "favorite blogs" That is, of course, if Loree allows it.

Loree said...

Oh, it's already done. I figured that if Severo's worthy, Brenner's a shoe-in.

Your escalator operator said...

Laura, thanks for the welcome. Good tip about Lehrer, too, although changing channels would severely limit my mock-the-news material. Although Loree already gave me a coveted link from WBB, I'll do my best to earn it over the next couple of weeks. (After that, eh.)

L & L, by writing the first two comments on my blog, you win an all-expense-paid link from SFTC, immediately below the snazzy escalator graphic.

bugs said...

good of you to noice the spelling mistake. like the usage of the word "snarky" in your initial blog. excellent word choice.