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Oink

These two article have nothing to do with each other, I promise.

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Category: Media

Early “Mad Men”

Truth is indeed sometimes stranger than fiction – take a look at some print ads that would never make it today.

Exhibit A:

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On the other hand — I’ve found a couple of ads here in Great Falls in recent years that, while they aren’t quite as bad as the examples in the above link, are indeed a bit questionable:

Avoid PMS — really?

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And impugning the beauty of ladies who wear glasses – not cool.

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Category: Media, Pop Culture

Breaking…HD

I understand that some people are excited about the NBC affiliate here in Great Falls getting an upgrade — but tagging it as “breaking news” — seriously?

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Networking

So I recently made the mistake of adding Greg Strandberg of Big Sky Words to the blogroll because he seems like a decent writer and such, but after he demonstrated this bit of jackassery, his site has now been removed from the roll.

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The point is that one reporter (based in Helena, whose “beat” is Montana politics) researched and wrote the story, and that story then aired on MTN News stations across the state and was published on MTN News websites (such as KRTV.com and KXLH.com, etc). The “N” in MTN stands for NETWORK, which apparently is too high-minded a concept for some people to understand.

I asked him if he was similarly upset about Associated Press (AP) stories that are printed verbatim in virtually all Montana newspapers and on Montana newspaper websites, but haven’t heard back from him.

Category: Media

Amber Alert vs. Missing/Endangered Person Alert

Sad that two of the three major media outlets (KFBB and GF Tribune) labeled this as an AMBER Alert. In fact, it’s a Missing/Endangered Person Alert. There is a difference. Not every child who is reported missing is the subject of an AMBER Alert (see below).

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The difference:

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Am I A Car Seat?

“3 out of 4 Car Seats are Improperly Installed. Are You One of Them?”

No. I am not one of those car seats. But thanks for asking!

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#headlinefail

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