🔥 Journalists cannibalizing each other is becoming common practice in the prestige motivated grandstanding realm. (See: Courier Journal woke writers vs WAVE3 headline authors). Today's top clickbait sport for newby activist journos is torching colleagues. WTTG/Washington news anchor Blake McCoy tweeted his thoughts on obese people getting COVID vaccinations ahead of some "essential workers." His bosses at WTTG have suspended the anchor for his tweet, even though McCoy deleted it and issued a subsequent apology. The twitter mob, always searching to scorch non-woke speech, mobilized quickly to take down McCoy. But then there's this guy...a fellow journalist whose twitter feed has been non-stop trashing McCoy as if his insensitive message is the only news item in the universe. I smell jelly, Chris Weidmer. Weidner,
Sheinelle Jones shares how she chose what to wear for her 1st day on TODAY https://t.co/EVCfwcPMmi— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 19, 2019 TODAY SHOW DAILY FORMAT 2019 1) Orange Man Bad 2) WOKE perspectives on #MeToo and other Liberal causes 3) Craig Melvin is allowed to sit at the table 10 minutes into the show 4) Al Roker bemoans climate change 5) "Gurrrrrrrrrllllll! Where'd you get that amazing belt?"
Are Courier-Journal editors losing their perspective on which news stories warrant screaming banner sized headlines? The question isn't about relevance or the local nature of the story, it is the SCREAMING headline across the entire top of the page, a treatment used for massive natural disasters, mass killings, or the assassination of a major world figure. The crux of this story warrants a one column headline at best, not even on the front page. Hype. The next day: less hysterical lower case, partial page headlines for the man sentenced to 12 years for defrauding others out of $108 million + a horse attempting a feat earned by only 11 during a 142 year stretch. I rest my case.