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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Media Watch

Re: “Media Watch

Speaking of KOLD, what happened to Christine Pae and Carissa Planalp, neither of whom have been on air for some weeks?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 03/16/2016 at 12:04 PM

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Johnny has never commented on the new (overdone) KOLD graphics and the seeming abandonment of "Tucson News Now" by Channel 13.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 03/10/2016 at 8:01 PM

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Here's a teaser Will Shortz could offer for the Sunday Puzzle:

How many new words can you make from the letters in "Sonu Wasu" and "Teya Vitu" ?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 03/03/2016 at 10:56 AM

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Pitts?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 02/27/2016 at 8:19 PM

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I can't wait for the other story swirling around UA hoops to bubble up...

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Posted by notadisplayname on 02/21/2016 at 1:13 AM

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I can't wait to watch the other situation unfold....

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Posted by EXJOURNO on 02/21/2016 at 1:04 AM

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Bill Walton blasted Miller on the ESPN 2 game broadcast. Do you think Miller and Jeremy Sharpe would try to threaten and bully ESPN? Ha!

UA Athletics has been bullying local reporters for years.

Good for KVOA for standing up for themselves.

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Posted by Dan on 02/20/2016 at 8:12 AM

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He's lucky (Miller) he didn't get punched in the mouth. The guy looks like he needs psychological help.
I hope the refs start giving him "T's" for being on the court so much.

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Posted by Timmothy on 02/19/2016 at 4:13 PM

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Ruthie...What ? Did he have a problem cashing his paycheck. Too many zeros ?

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Posted by Timmothy on 02/19/2016 at 4:11 PM

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We might also have no concept of the extreme pressure he has been under this past 8 weeks. How about a little compassion?

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Posted by Aunt Ruthie on 02/19/2016 at 9:40 AM

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Miller will never reach the heights of Coach Olsen in championships or class.

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Posted by Winker7000 on 02/18/2016 at 3:32 PM

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It proves that compensation and professionalism are mutually exclusive concepts.

For a coach who makes an insane amount of money per year to 1) exhibit unprofessional behavior toward his player during a game and 2) treat the media in an unprofessional way during a news conference is ludicrous.

It's not as though the reporter stuck a GoPro in the locker room and captured the coach's nefarious behavior; the reporter was doing his job.

Miller is not the only coach who considers himself above reproach. Remember how RichRod was heard calling the media "cockroaches" ???

They are a pair of $3 million dollar per year prima donnas ....

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Posted by danehick sux on 02/18/2016 at 10:35 AM

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Calling one of your players an MF'er is beyond normal coaching discipline. That's an incredibly personal insult and one that should be below a good coach's standards.

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Posted by Rodney Campbell on 02/18/2016 at 10:24 AM

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The school should be thankful they are the only game in town. The Sports (dis)Information Department has been the big bully to nearly every tv station. Big fish in a small pond situation suits this school very well

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Posted by Tonya Mather on 02/18/2016 at 9:28 AM

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It was the University that made the media a "part of the story" in this case, DavidW.

It is the local media's job to cover the UA, not their rear end.

That exchange between "Zeus" & his coach was a legitimate news item.

Happens all the time and , frankly, No big deal UNTIL the UA Athletic Department and their head coach MAKE it a big deal by reacting with threats from officials and clearly childish behavior from their coach, who should/does know better.

The UA Athletic Department has egg on it's face over this, and so does Coach Miller.

They should both apologize, publicly.

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Posted by ShameOnUA on 02/18/2016 at 9:00 AM

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Is it always necessary for the media to attempt to be part of the story? We don't need another Greg Hansen/ Lute Olson pissing contest. Cover the game. Show the box score.

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Posted by David W on 02/18/2016 at 5:57 AM

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After more than 60 years, and the inception of Television in Tucson, local TV ratings will no longer be measured by diaries.

Code Readers were originally supposed to go into service in November but the official start was postponed until this month, another local TV "sweeps" period.

If John Schuster has posted word one in this column about this "sea change" in measuring local viewing, I haven't seen it.

Nice work, again, John.

Try doing some homework your next column.

Posted by MoreShoddySchuster on 02/11/2016 at 9:44 PM

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Frankly, Media Watch has devolved into only looking at radio news for many, many months. It's too bad that the Tucson Weekly doesn't have the (?) energy, cojones, interst in providing media news on a weekly basis.....pretty pathetic, and certainly not emblamatic of real journalism

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Posted by tiredofpc on 02/11/2016 at 3:41 AM

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Has TNN abandoned the 9 o'clock news on Channel 11? That may be the reason for the identity change?

Posted by SonoranWinds on 02/10/2016 at 7:35 PM

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RIP Forrest Carr.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 02/04/2016 at 3:50 PM

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