Tuesday, July 19, 2005


WWeek is going to have a story about TV news, the Oregonian is going to print a retraction (apology) about making a mistake on a key reporter's name, and Pete Schulberg is pissed and wants to out me (honestly Pete, I think I was rude in calling you out - you are just doing your job and have a small amount of space to fill every week - you worked your ass off when you were reporting and anchoring on TV and at least you took the time to write about local stations when you were at the O. I think we should honor you for that).

Looking forward to hump day.

I really like doing this, but if I get outed, this site is gone. Can someone else pick this up if I'm gone?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog serves a useful purpose--a place to hold a mirror up to the Emperor, who is still as naked as a jaybird!

It would be a shame for Pete to undress you, as well. Thanks for your diligence, wit and candor. I haven't had as much fun since the debut of News Blues.

Even B-roll.net can't match this blog for insight and controversy (a great website for TV photogs.) The other national sites like Medialine.com and the Water Cooler at TVSpy.com are fun, but this is all Portland, for the most part.

I hope you keep this up forever, even when you retire from the Biz! It's been a great ride, so far!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 2:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep it in your pants, Pete!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 6:56:00 AM  
Anonymous bill mcdonald said...

I thought your Pete Schulberg comments the other day were harsh to the point of being puzzling. Pete’s a good guy with a fascinating inside knowledge of the business. I find his column very informative, forward-looking, and entertaining, especially the time he wrote about me. Seriously, remember when Tom Brokaw retired and Pete had a piece about crossing paths with him? That's good stuff.
The most ridiculous part was when you boasted that you had scooped him by three days on a story. The Tribune publishes twice a week. What’s he going to do? Indeed, your comments made so little sense, that I even wondered if he was you and this was a disinformation attempt at distancing. (Forgive me, I just finished reading, "Crossing the Rubicon.")
If not, I hope he doesn’t finally scoop you with a story about your identity. This site is too much fun to screw up.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 8:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The good ole boys club. Glad to see you all covering news the public is interested in. Tom Brokaw touches my heart each day and effects my life. Lets hope more "newsmen" cover his every move. I don't know what i'd do with that kind of indepth reporting.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 8:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny how a guy who gets on a site and rips half the people in town and doesn't have the guts to put his own name on it can whine like a baby when someone talks about outing him. try living with the same accountability that those you scorn live with every day.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 8:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second that.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 8:54:00 AM  
Anonymous bill mcdonald said...

To CIA Agent Anonymous (from several blogs ago),
Great work. By giving the impression of genuine dissent but only within acceptable boundaries such as attacking reporters for not covering the news, you are distracting the public from what is truly going on with media conglomeration and big government. Your efforts are allowing the people who hijacked America to continue the march of the Empire. Very impressive. Keep it up. The Agency is very proud of you.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 9:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete Schulberg is a tool. (Be sure to catch his latest piece on the Horse Channel).

He exemplifies all that is vacuous and misguided and artificially important about local television, and its strange cabal of aggressively upwardly mobile "celebrities".

He's chosen this strange Archimedean point (particularly strange for this little town) that makes you think he thinks he's writing for Variety, and that anybody cares. Outside of people in the industry (for whom it's probably required reading, just to see what he's saying), who in the hell reads his column?

And then you see him walking around downtown like he's a prince. Hilarious. Seeing current and ex- local network types out in the real world is like watching Buzz Lightyear gradually and stubbornly realize he can't really fly.

Or maybe I'm wrong about Schulberg ever being on television some time in the distant past. I can't remember. I'm only 51.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 9:47:00 AM  
Blogger Ruben Bailey said...

Hilarious Buzz Lightyear Analogy.

Nothing like a good mornign chuckle.

Isn't this blog covered under the "whistle blower law?"

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 9:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, at the very least, it should be covered under the First Amendment.

While on the topic of people trying to uncover what really happens in the media, whatever happened to that guy on cable access about 10 years ago that said Lars Larson sat in a high chair when he was on Channel 12 (when they were UPN), and followed that KOIN news crew around until the photographer threatened to stick the cable access camera somewhere?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 1:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only did Lars Larson have to use a high chair to read the news at Channel 12, he also ran his own teleprompter.

Which made sense, since he was the only person on Earth who could read that cr@pola with a straight face.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 2:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been amazed at the loyalty Pete has shown KGW over the years. I mean, KGW fired him. KATU was taking over, KGW was dropping, and they fired Pete after many years of loyal service. You'd hardly know that from reading what he writes about KGW compared to what he writes about KATU. KATU still is the bad guy to Pete and the station that fired him can do no wrong. It's hard to remember when KATU was on top, back in the days of Jeff and Julie, so it's been that long. Get over it, Pete.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 4:39:00 PM  

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