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“Our Media Has Failed Us”

Wow. This is one of those “What the heck?” comments that just absolutely baffle me.

This person posted on the KRTV Facebook page:

Why is it that these days elections are seemingly kept quiet until the election has passed.We should be hearing from those that wish to govern US for weeks beforehand.This way WE can make A good and productive vote. I did not even know we had an election and I am disabled and watch TV all day long???These elections are as shady as the people in them. The only way to have an effective election is to have EVERYONE know the FACTS. OUR MEDIA HAS FAILED US once again.I guess WE are to only know the results of elections NOT the CONTENT nor INTENT. This is sad because there are 2 News stations in town. Ch 3 KRTV Great Falls and Ch 5 news.

Where to begin?

Well, first of all: dude, you’re ON FACEBOOK, which means that you have the ability to visit the websites of KRTV, the Great Falls Tribune, and KFBB, and read the many articles about the primary election and the candidates. You also have the ability to visit the Facebook pages of the news outlets AND the candidates that have profiles pages. You also have the ability to visit the websites of any candidates that have such.

Second of all: ALL media outlets in Great Falls have run articles over the last few months about the election. KRTV has aired several stories, the Trib has published several articles — including candidate profiles, and all of the information was posted online, too.

In addition, the City of Great Falls website has posted information about the election.

And this bit: “I did not even know we had an election and I…watch TV all day long???” Um…what were you watching?

If you think “OUR MEDIA HAS FAILED US once again,” you are just plain wrong. YOU have failed to pay attention.

For instance: KRTV aired and posted an article on July 1st stating that the filing deadline for the election was approaching. Last week, KRTV aired and posted an article telling people that there was just one week left until the primary election.


And here’s a screenshot of the Trib site showing some of the results for “candidate profile” search; the Trib did a good job with the profiles. Granted, the Trib hides stuff behind a paywall, but if the election is so important to Keith, then ponying up a few bucks for access shouldn’t be a deal-breaker. There is also the option of actually buying a dead-tree newspaper; I’ve heard that you can even have it delivered right to your front door.


Random Pix (January 11, 2015)

I love it when companies make it so easy to Doge-ify their products:


Dropped in to the new Do Bar for the first time ever, and I ran into these fine folks!


Yup, more snow — more than 13 inches during the past several days. Winter wonderland, indeed — beautiful!


Behind the scenes during a KRTV newscast. Many screens, tons of buttons!



It always fascinates me (sometimes amuses, sometimes puzzles) to see what people actually click on when they visit news sites…especially compared to what some people *think* they will or should be clicking.

For instance, take a look at what the most-clicked articles on KRTV.com were over the last week. Are you surprised by any of the items on the list?

Most Clicked on KRTV

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Weather Wookiee

KRTV has a fun spot during the Wednesday morning newscasts called “Weather Rookie” – it lets a young student (usually 5th or 6th grade) do a weather segment on TV.

The kids are pretty awesome, and the morning team really enjoys it, too.

But for some reason – I’m not a big “Star Wars” fan – whenever I hear the phrase “Weather Rookie,” it gets interpreted inside my head as “Weather Wookiee.”

So here it is.

weather wookiee

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The KRTV morning crew likes to have fun during commercial breaks…here’s Alex doing a “Vanna” take:


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Retro KRTV

Stumbled across this little clip – KRTV news intro from 1984.

I’m just awestruck with the font.


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