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NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by autolab » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:12 am

HL101: your blind hatred of your former employer misses the point.

This is how Sinclair runs their stations. That’s why you see all veterans leave as soon as contracts are up.

Let’s be clear. Sinclair doesn’t care about ratings. They care about profits. And Sinclair is making lots of money at 25-66. They’re doing so by not paying their employees (high performers are only given a 1.5% increase). They’re not filling open positions. They’ve automated newscasts. Yet they can sell ads on three TV stations. The GM gets bonuses for cutting budgets and increasing profits. It’s simple math.

As for the Assistant News Director... how are you supposed to run a newsroom when you don’t even live in the market? She lives in Oakland County. She can’t even watch Flint TV stations. She watches Detroit news. Doesn’t sound like either she cares or will stick around long. But why would you if you had to do 2 or 3 jobs with no additional compensation?



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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by autolab » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:41 pm

HL101: you have worked for 5 and 25. And as I have said before, I worked with you (and are currently employed) at the Rusty Nickel. I have good friends who work at 12 and 25-66. For someone who alleges (falsely) about never having worked in the business, you spout a lot of crap that you profess to have no knowledge of.

As for your false rating narrative, there are many ways for an underrated TV station to make a quick buck. Would 25-66 like bigger ratings, it would sure help. But thats not stopping the GM from cutting costs and not paying his employees to get to his bonus.

Not that 5 or 12 are much better, but that would be off topic... and you know how I hate you going off topic on a post you created. So enough with the insults...



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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by autolab » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:59 am

HL101: you are one “special” child who apparently needed a lot of attention growing up...

You ask why the station would pay veterans (talking again about Mr. Harris) that aren’t producing any additional revenue. Yet in another thread you criticize 25-66 for charging money to viewers to attend this year’s holiday concert at the Capital Theater... seems to me the definition of producing revenue. It’s also pretty slimy for the station to make money off a community concert — IMO.

And while you may not know who I am... I definitely know who you are. I wish I didn’t since your oversized ego barely fit into the TV5 studios. Everybody was very happy when you were shown the door... both times.

No need to reply HL101. You only will attempt to lie and try to insult others (including Buzzboard members and former coworkers.)

Go back to bed after taking your medication to control your irrational impulses and multiple personality disorder.



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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by DAC » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:00 pm

Can we just tie all these topics that are all basically about the same damn thing into one? Do we need a new one every couple of weeks? When I saw the topic on the main page, I instantly knew who the author was and what the basic gist of it would be. Why more threads?

Btw, unless you are God, you are capable of hate. It's part of the fallen nature of mankind.



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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by audiophile » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:20 pm

Proverbs 6:16-19 New International Version (NIV)

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There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
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haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
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a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
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a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.


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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by DAC » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:08 pm

lovinlife101 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:06 pm
DAC wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:00 pm
Btw, unless you are God, you are capable of hate.
audiophile wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Proverbs 6:16-19 New International Version (NIV)

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There are six things the Lord hates,
Still want to step up to me, Skippy?
You're an idiot. Yes, there are things the Lord hates. But, that is the choice of the lord. Human's don't have the choice. Any moron can take the bible out of context. Read the whole thing, in context, study how the new testament and the old testament relate, what changed over the time of it's writing for a few years, and then step up to me, Skippy.



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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by autolab » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:29 am

Hey HL101: once again, lay off the insults and try to stay on topic... on a post you created to bash your former station that you were fired from and are using to bash your former coworkers.

And let’s set the record straight on insults. I criticized 26-66’s Assistant News Director for not living in the market she’s now overseeing news coverage for. You call her a “buffoon”. You are the definition of a hypocrite and deserve to be banned from the Buzzboard for violating its terms over and over and over again.

No need to reply... you’ll just prove my point.



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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by autolab » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:21 pm

Once again, HL101 distracts, distracts, distracts... as opposed to trying to answer for his own actions and words.

You call the female Assistant News Director for WEYI/WSMH a "buffoon", a highly derogatory term. The Buzzboard administrator should ban you and all your other profiles so you cannot continue to spread your hateful language. The rest of the posters here can disagree without using such language. They can stay on topic. You have derailed numerous posts and violated the terms of the Buzzboard on numerous occasions.

HL101 and I actually agree on one point: how far 25-66 has fallen. For many years, they were actually trying to compete with 5 & 12. But like 25 and 66 have done time and time again, bad management (local and Sinclair corporate) f-up and focus only on short-term cost controls and profit margins as opposed to creating substantive journalism that would give viewers and advertisers a reason to invest in the station. There used to be a time when TV5 management (Al & Ian)were obsessing over 25-66's gains. That time is now a distant memory. And yet, good journalists leave Pierson Rd and the GM (and his mini-me department heads) keep their jobs despite a lack of progress growing the station. They focus on lame gimmicks like the little-attended Health Expos and force out anyone who disagrees. They don't pay their reporters and when they get good opportunities in bigger markets like Detroit, they force the reporters to pay thousands of dollars in fines. They agree to run the endless Sinclair must-run one-sided "news stories", commentaries, forced local anchors to read promos/propaganda, shows from former FOX News mouthpiece Eric Bolling and President Trump/HUD Secretary Ben Carson adviser Armstrong Williams. The HR Director spends more time on events like Easter Egg hunts, grilled cheese sandwich days (derided as as F-Off Fridays) and covering up affairs being carried on by married coworkers. From everything I've seen and heard from friends who work there, it is one of the worst run stations in the market (and I survived the reign of Ian Rubin!) Look for more defections in the coming months as more contracts come up and news staffers continue to flee the toxic work environment.

And yes, HL101, we all know who you are. If you'd like to prove otherwise, come meet me any weekday night at TV5. Oh, that's right... you've been banned from the property, so I guess you can't meet me there after all.



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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by autolab » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:11 pm

HL101: For the umpteenth time, your rants on police belong in the political potpourri section, not here.

And I'll call your bluff. Meet me at 4 pm Monday at 107 North Franklin Street, Saginaw and you'll get your proof.



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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by DAC » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:08 pm

lovinlife101 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:51 am
DAC wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:08 pm
DAC wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:00 pm
Btw, unless you are God, you are capable of hate.
audiophile wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Proverbs 6:16-19 New International Version (NIV)

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There are six things the Lord hates,
Yes, there are things the Lord hates.
You’re a walking contra-DICK-tion.

:rollin :rollin :rollin
You really hate context, don't you? What an ass.



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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by MasterB » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:49 am

LH101: Bashed police on air on TV5? He makes it all about himself and his big ego why did TV5 rehire him then fire him again LOL. PO PO doesn't catch you speeding LH101 otherwise you would rant on the poor officer doing his or her job and that all police are bad which they aren't.


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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by DAC » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:24 am

lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:06 am
DAC wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:08 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:51 am
DAC wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:08 pm
DAC wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:00 pm
Btw, unless you are God, you are capable of hate.
audiophile wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Proverbs 6:16-19 New International Version (NIV)

16
There are six things the Lord hates,
Yes, there are things the Lord hates.
You’re a walking contra-DICK-tion.

:rollin :rollin :rollin
You really hate context, don't you? What an ass.
“Context”?

You said one thing, and once corrected by me, you said the opposite.
No. I said several things. You picked out one thing, posted it out of context and then -- boo hoo -- called me names! You corrected nothing. You're done, 101. You have no credibility left here.



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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by DAC » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:48 pm

lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:06 am
DAC wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:24 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:06 am
DAC wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:08 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:51 am
DAC wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:08 pm
DAC wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:00 pm
Btw, unless you are God, you are capable of hate.
audiophile wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Proverbs 6:16-19 New International Version (NIV)

16
There are six things the Lord hates,
Yes, there are things the Lord hates.
You’re a walking contra-DICK-tion.

:rollin :rollin :rollin
You really hate context, don't you? What an ass.
“Context”?

You said one thing, and once corrected by me, you said the opposite.
No. I said several things. You picked out one thing, posted it out of context and then -- boo hoo -- called me names! You corrected nothing. You're done, 101. You have no credibility left here.
DAC: “Water is not wet.”

Me: “Water is wet.”

DAC: “Water is wet.”

Me: “You just said two opposing things.”

DAC: (lights hire on fire) “YOU’RE TAKING THINGS OUT OF COOOOOOOOONTEEEEEEEEXT!!!!”
What actually bothers me is that I am starting to think that you really don't realize what an ass you're making of yourself.



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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:57 pm

The notion Sinclair doesn't spend money on its stations - especially recently acquired stations - is silly.

The company greatly expanded the 25/66 news operation from a personnel standpoint, invested in new technology, and even invested in new offices / studios.

Similarly, they've made significant investments at WPBN/WTOM and to a lesser degree at WWMT.

Sticking with the status quo when ratings (and sales) aren't showing satisfactory returns is unwise from a business standpoint. That's probably what's occurring here.


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Re: NBC25/FOX66 down the tubes

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:51 pm

"The bias is stammering..."

???

I think you mean "stunning."


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