Thanks for proving his point

Your librul media, folks!

Former NBC and CBS News correspondent Ed Rabel wrote in a 2013 Charleston (WV) Gazette opinion piece that the people in local TV news are “bubble-heads and glib, young,
sometimes pretty know-nothings” who “wouldn’t know a news story if it slapped them in the face.”

Station owners and managers forbid their news departments from stepping on toes and ruffling feathers, out of fear that such stories might insult local advertisers or offend politicians on whose toes reporters might stomp. And investigative or original reporting is costly, meaning real reporters must be hired to do real reporting, a job that requires lots of time and money that the stations have no time for.

Sixteen months after his op-ed was published, Rabel announced he was running for Congress as an independent in West Virginia’s second Congressional District. WCHS-TVnews director Matt Snyder apparently wasn’t ready to forgive Rabel for his TV news criticism, and ordered his staff to ignore the former journalist’s campaign, according to the Morgan County USA website.

Ferguson

People in Gaza are tweeting information about how to treat tear gas to the people of Ferguson. Dear God. Now they’re shooting off concussion grenades in quiet neighborhoods.

Pissed-off Comcast customer had a gun

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This sounds really familiar, doesn’t it? Why, it’s almost as if charging people for free service calls is some kind of Comcast policy (as I wrote about just the other day):

It’s no secret that America is often unhappy with Comcast customer service, as the cable provider has ranked dangerously low in recent surveys in the customer satisfaction department. Frustration with cable fees has heated to the point that one Albuquerque Comcast customer became so angry that she pulled a gun on a worker for the cable company.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court, Gloria Baca-Lucero was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Monday, and booked into jail. She was released later that day, reports the Albuquerque Journal.

Police say that a Comcast serviceman was reporting to work in her home when the incident occurred. Baca-Lucero had thought the work would be free, but the worker informed her of a fee, prompting her to call customer service, who told her that she would have to pay for the service. Baca-Lucero refused to pay and took one of the worker’s tool bags into her home.

When the worker went to get it back, he said she pulled out a handgun and pointed it at his torso, reads the complaint.

The worker left the property before calling 911.

Baca-Lucero told police the tools were left behind and she wouldn’t give them back when he returned. The complaint states that when the worker refused to leave, she pointed the gun and he left, after which she also called police.

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