When it comes to TV news personalities, the viewers often have a difficult time understanding their boundaries.
You may recall that in La Crosse, Wis., three years ago, a TV anchor called out a viewer who complained about her weight. As is the nature of bullies, he declined the invitation to appear on camera to talk with her about his expertise.
Now in Rochester, Minn., a TV meteorologist is fighting a similar attack.
On her Facebook page, Cindy Morgan writes today that she’s fielding nasty comments because she dares to do her job while pregnant.
David Springer, the station’s news director, called out the viewers on Facebook today and urged his audience to “embrace the bump.”
This is an incredible video put together by Milan Vuckovic, a Berlin designer who started putting it together after the attacks in Paris.
He documented every terrorist attack in the last 15 years in which at least 21 people died.
“During this design process I learned a lot about the nature of news reporting on global terrorism,” he writes. “This project changed my perception of this daily phenomenon greatly as I got caught up in studying individual occurrences and their heartbreaking stories. My investigation also taught me that there isn’t, and there can not be, such a thing as a perfect database of terror since terror is essentially ambiguous. That is how this video should be viewed, as well – something that provides a superficial impression of one aspect of our existence.”
It’s not clear what the clown is up to. But for the last week, he has stood on Main Street, looking clownlike but otherwise doing nothing that would constitute illegality, WISN reports.
The TV station reported that police have determined the clown is a developmentally delayed teenager “doing this to see people’s reaction. Both he and his parents were advised several times it would really help us out if he wouldn’t stand out there doing that.”
But now a new wrinkle: copycat clowns.
Police say someone dressed in a Joker mask is also standing on the street doing nothing, but making residents nervous.
“It is odd, strange behavior, but not illegal,” Sgt. Jerry Habanek said.
Rod Carew is 70, a fact that’s a cold bucket of water in the face for baseball fans who idolized the Minnesota Twins and California Angels hitter, one of the best pure hitters in the history of baseball.
So perhaps it shouldn’t surprise us that his health is in peril, and yet it does. Read more →
There’s always that one home in many towns that’s the must-see Christmas lights house. The newfangled computer-controlled lighting displays are now match for a guy who started with one display and then got carried away in an ongoing effort to make some people happy. Read more →
The temperature was in the teens with heavy frost in the metro today. There’s a blanket of snow in southern sections. So what we need is the sight of green grass and baseball. The hiccups are a bonus. (h/t: Ben Chorn)
The fact that a pizza shop owner was pulled from a flight at Midway Airport in Chicago because he was speaking Arabic, and that made another passenger nervous, isn’t even the most surprising thing about the incident this week. We’ve heard it before and it’s hardly surprising that we haven’t evolved.
It’s the utter lack of logical thought that goes with the utter lack of logical thought. Read more →
In many ways, the debate surrounding a candidate’s proposal that we track Muslims is a debate that, perhaps, should have been held 20 years ago, before we became data and, more importantly, before we willingly became data. Read more →