Monday, February 26, 2007

Second-Rate KGUN 9 Story Makes National News Blog

Posted By on Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 10:47 PM

A CBS News blogger thought the Weekly was right on target for taking KGUN 9's news department to task over a recent sweeps-month piece they ran on Craigslist and gay sex in public parks. Blogger Brian Montopoli graciously acknowledged some points I made about the KGUN story, and then tied them in to an earlier discussion on an "ambush porn" piece that appeared on the CBS News Web site.

Montopoli's point was that the Internet can indeed be a scary virtual place, but it's not as scary as KGUN's Jennifer Waddell and others in the media would have us believe with their simplistic reporting.

I'm sure this isn't the kind of exposure KGUN 9 would like for their stories, but it's exactly the kind I adore! This makes me not only a minor Tucson celebrity, but also an extra, if you will, on the national media stage. In other words, if a TV camera were focusing on a big-time media personality, you would see my left temple in the background.

Thanks, CBS News! And thank you, KGUN 9—keep up the substandard work!

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