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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Media Watch

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I don't get it, the City has Channel 12 to tell their stories. If I wanted to learn to tell stories I'd take classes at Pima Community College or UA. Access Tucson was like a library with resources, a community. I don't have the room or resources to produce my own show. I MISS ACCESS TUCSON!

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Posted by Raquel Baranow on 01/04/2016 at 10:33 PM

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How about the story of how Steve Russo stole $1-Million of property from me, my retirement assets!

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Posted by Raquel Baranow on 01/04/2016 at 9:19 PM

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Another local TV commercial guy that's pretty hilarious is Scott Lehman over at Premier Auto. His Heat Miser commercials this month had me rolling on the floor. They were awesome in the way that something totally wrong is awesome. He changes up his theme every month and sometimes it's funny, sometimes not as much. But I daresay he's starting to give Chris Edwards a run for the money in the goofball commercial-spoof dept.

Posted by Just a Reader on 12/31/2015 at 7:02 PM

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How does this amount to anything more than a PR piece for Lotus? You're a schill, Schuster. Do you actually report anymore or just recycle press releases for whatever media conglomerate buys you lunch?

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Posted by Disgusted on 12/31/2015 at 10:45 AM

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John, having many years in Media, love reading your comments, please keep going and have a good year Marv Kirchler

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Posted by Marvin Kirchler on 12/28/2015 at 12:15 PM

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Hi there & Best to You in this Holiday Season!
Now, for one gentle comment: hoping to have some television reporting on Media Watch in 2016. I've been good this year & Santa will back me up on that, so here's hoping for some television coverage in 2016! Woo Hoo!!
Giving up on Cranky for the Holidays! :-)

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Posted by tiredofpc on 12/24/2015 at 3:07 AM

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Another leaving local TV (Kgun). No surprise. Low ...low pay makes for a revolving door in local TV.
The pay is disgusting. The owners suck the dollars out of Tucson. Always have, always will.

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Posted by Timmothy on 12/22/2015 at 12:40 PM

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It looks like Wild Country 97.1 is now calling itself 97.1 The Bull.

Posted by DonDTUS on 12/18/2015 at 12:47 PM

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We bought a complete kitchen full of appliances from Chris@Tucson Appliance Center and have been thrilled with them Love the local ads. Caddyshack was by far the best. Reminds me of the old "call for Wally" ads for Wally Sevits. And they might have been a few blocks and 50 years apart on Speedway.

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Posted by Dan Hyde on 12/17/2015 at 2:50 PM

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We're loving Chris Edwards' latest commercial. One of the few we don't mute.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/17/2015 at 1:15 PM

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Chris Edwards....the 21st century answer to Austin and Bargain Center Furniture. Crazy? Sure. Cheesy production values? You got it. Tucson? It's all wrapped up (and warped up) in Edwards' TV spots. And Chris shares what Austin was...generous to local charities, and actually GLAD to see you in places other than the store.

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Posted by n7iqv on 12/17/2015 at 8:08 AM

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Thank you, thank you Media Watch for getting in some local TV updates. Congratulations to those lovely folks at KGUN 9, those leaving (Ms Kotalik) & those incoming (Mr. Villareal). Frankly, I think Ms Kotalik is going to miss Tucson more than she realizes, even though family is in Phx. The vibe here in Tucson is simply so different, that when you leave, it's like a piece of you has gone. Welcome to TV, Mr. Villareal! ADS has gone so far out into the hinterlands of poor/inadequate/uninformed reporting on so many issues that it's just sad. When you're looking for a story for info, such as the current Secrist Middle School, so much is simply missing. As to Chris Edwards? I LOVE his ads. The man has a real flair for the silly & funny AND that's perfectly ok!

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Posted by tiredofpc on 12/17/2015 at 3:59 AM

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I worked there. I found better ethics on car lots.

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Posted by Screwed on 12/16/2015 at 7:22 PM

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And the StratCom Centre comment is just further evidence of Schuster's shoddy reporting.

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Posted by MoreShoddySchuster on 12/12/2015 at 7:38 PM

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The attribution of this work to Fahmy is misleading. In fact attribution for the research and resulting paper should be given to the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence. And while it is accurate that Fahmy contributed a small piece to the finished work, the bulk of effort including research and analysis, as well as the final paper, was done by the Centre of Excellence's lead researcher in this area. An Executive Summary of that paper appears on the Centre's website at:

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Posted by StratCom Centre on 12/10/2015 at 6:20 AM

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PhenomeNON. Singular. Mr. perfect journalist who loves throwing stones at other newspapers because he himself is so flawless.

I used to love this column back when the witty, wonderful-with-words, and now dearly departed Walt Nett wrote it. He brought a great institutional knowledge about local media, and you never got the sense he had a personal ax to grind. Maybe you should go back and read some of Walt's columns, Schuster. Learn a thing or two from a master. And check your snark at the door. You're not a 1940s Hollywood gossip columnist.

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Posted by Just a Reader on 12/06/2015 at 11:45 PM

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Schuster once again using his column to bash the Star. Shocker. And total snooze. The only time we get any news about what's happening at the Star is two weeks after the paper itself has made an announcement of some kind, and then Schuster will refer to "an internal memo" as if he's gotten his hands on some big secret. Meanwhile, we get all the boring staff turnovers at every radio outlet in town, and almost always written with a tone that indicates THOSE media folk are doing the best they can.
Turn on the TV news every now and then -- you'll also hear the reference to self all through the newscast. "We're now hearing ..." "We're told ..." It's not unique to or necessarily because of the millennials (would love a source on how he connected that), and for that matter it's not unique to the Star. The continued bashing of the beleaguered morning daily is unprofessional and sophomoric at best.

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Posted by Just a Reader on 12/06/2015 at 11:36 PM

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"Said the Pot to the Kettle!"

Shuster calling out anyone else's journalistic credibility is laugh out loud hypocrisy!

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Posted by ShameOnShuster on 12/03/2015 at 10:41 PM

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The Star is dead. Turn off the lights.

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Posted by David W on 12/03/2015 at 8:56 PM

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U r reaching for straws...The Star can argue just as easily that RR "told the Arizona Daily Star" simply because the Star was present on the call.

Maybe they conveniently omitted the fact that other media outlets were present at that time and that RR did not EXCLUSIVELY tell the Star ... but this hardly warrants criticism.

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Posted by Danehick Sux on 12/03/2015 at 8:35 PM

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