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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:35 pm

Subject: Gripes
Date: Sun, July 24, 2016 11:44 pm
To: news@wlos.com, comments@wlos.com

Hi,

2 gripes about the 7/24 2300 news report:

Why feature a Phoenix heatstroke death? Are you that desperate, lazy and ghoulish that you couldn't find something of local import, instead?

Why did the local lead into a network report on the Munich shooting focus on the unconfirmed report that the shooter shouted, "Allahu (mispronounced) Akbar"?

Why not mention the confirmed reports that he shouted, "I am German" (German: Ich bin Deutscher) and "I was born here", that his parents told police their son had possibly converted to Christianity but he was not religious, that he had been in psychiatric care where he was treated for depression, that he shouted that he had been bullied for seven years, and that he had an obsession with mass shooters, including the non-Muslim perpetrator of the Winnenden school shooting in 2009 and the Norwegian Christian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik?

Is WLOS in the Islamophobia business these days?

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Re: Local media

Unread post by O Really » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:52 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Subject: Gripes
Date: Sun, July 24, 2016 11:44 pm
To: news@wlos.com, comments@wlos.com

Hi,

2 gripes about the 7/24 2300 news report:

Why feature a Phoenix heatstroke death? Are you that desperate, lazy and ghoulish that you couldn't find something of local import, instead?

Why did the local lead into a network report on the Munich shooting focus on the unconfirmed report that the shooter shouted, "Allahu (mispronounced) Akbar"?

Why not mention the confirmed reports that he shouted, "I am German" (German: Ich bin Deutscher) and "I was born here", that his parents told police their son had possibly converted to Christianity but he was not religious, that he had been in psychiatric care where he was treated for depression, that he shouted that he had been bullied for seven years, and that he had an obsession with mass shooters, including the non-Muslim perpetrator of the Winnenden school shooting in 2009 and the Norwegian Christian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik?

Is WLOS in the Islamophobia business these days?

Be better,
Have you seen their editorial on the late news? Might as well be Faux.

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Re: Local media

Unread post by rstrong » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:59 pm

Do they have their own forum?
Is it OK to like blue there?

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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:15 pm

O Really wrote:Have you seen their editorial on the late news? Might as well be Faux.
Is WLOS the station where the manager does regular editorials? For some reason I was thinking it was one of the SC stations. If so, he's consistently horrible and really kind of slow. I change the channel.

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rstrong wrote:Do they have their own forum?

No.

Is it OK to like blue there?
:D It wouldn't be.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:37 pm

Ah, I think this is the guy we're discussing and it is WLOS:

Mark E. Hyman

I feel better knowing that he's not local, something I don't think he states in his editorials :roll: , but is instead the Baltimore-based Vice President for Corporate Relations for right-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group, "the largest television station operator in the United States".
O Really wrote:... Might as well be Faux.
... "sounded more like Fox News than local news."

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Unread post by O Really » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:44 pm

Yep. That would be him.
That he's not local is good, and I'm guessing WLOS has to take him, orders of Sinclair, but they ought to at least have the standard disclaimer "his own opinion..."

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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:50 pm

I think that it's clearly opinion, but "Some out of state mouthpiece for a right-leaning corporation that we're forced to air," would be nice. I'll pay attention next time but I think it's presented as the station's opinion, which is deceitful. Searching WLOS for "Hyman" (there's a joke in there somewhere) doesn't return any relevant results. If I'm correct, I'm already drafting another email in my head.
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Re: Local media

Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:44 am

O Really wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:44 pm
Yep. That would be him.
That he's not local is good, and I'm guessing WLOS has to take him, orders of Sinclair, but they ought to at least have the standard disclaimer "his own opinion..."
Subject: Mark Hyman
Date: Wed, August 9, 2017 12:10 am
To: comments@wlos.com
Cc: comments@sbgi.net (corporate)

Hi,

Y'all must cringe every time the carpetbagging, corporate, hateful dolt Mark Hyman represents your station. This time he's defending the honoring of slavers and traitors, comparing his ilk to Taliban victims, and dishonestly whining that the statues are getting destroyed. I feel bad for you, hang in there.
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