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If any of you thought WTAE-TV was obsessed with Steeler's...

Postby kovyman1127 on Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:51 pm

Check out their website menu...they have the following down the left side:

Home
Steelers
Local News
National News
Weather
Traffic Watch
Action Sports


THEY GAVE THE STEELERS THEIR OWN LINK "SEPERATE" FROM THE SPORTS SECTION!!! Ahead of Local News, Weather, and Traffic
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Postby FallenHero96 on Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:00 pm

They are incorrigible. :x
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Postby netwolf on Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:44 pm

I didn't see it, but I heard the Trib put Bettis getting an NBC job on the front page of the entire paper. Sometimes there are sports stories that deserve to be there (Superbowl win, Lemieux retirement), but I don't think this is one of them...
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jerome's NBC gig

Postby penny lane on Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:50 pm

netwolf wrote:I didn't see it, but I heard the Trib put Bettis getting an NBC job on the front page of the entire paper. Sometimes there are sports stories that deserve to be there (Superbowl win, Lemieux retirement), but I don't think this is one of them...


KDKA radio had the Jerome news as the 1st story on a monday am.
John Shumway talked at least 5-10 mins about Jerome and how well
he'll do. Shumway of the Coach Cowher press conference quote:
let it go, John. let it go! talking about Ben's thumb. :P
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Postby kovyman1127 on Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:31 am

I'm not talking about all the stations....I'm talking specifically WTAE...cause they are the WORST!!

The whole website links for me was the last straw for me...
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Postby netwolf on Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:34 am

They are all horrible. The 11pm KDKA news after the win in Denver was all Steelers except for the 7 or so minutes they gave the weather report.

If they want to do that for ratings or whatever, fine, but stop calling it the nightly news. It's not.
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Postby kovyman1127 on Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:38 am

I really didn't mind the coverage "during" the playoffs....but WTAE still obsesses about them....and it drives me nuts.
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Postby dboss on Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:53 am

kovyman1127 wrote:I really didn't mind the coverage "during" the playoffs....but WTAE still obsesses about them....and it drives me nuts.


They are ALL annoying with their Steelers coverage. I Love the Steelers and I am totally sick of hearing about them because its the SAME old crap. They have absolutely nothing new to report.
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Postby conforto45 on Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:03 pm

its funny how all the reporters get all "giddy" when talking about Roethlisberger..

its the reporters job to talk about the players, games etc....

no need to get a hard-on over a certain player
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Postby kovyman1127 on Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:05 am

Oh God....it's 11:06 P.M. And WTAE-TV just concluded a 4 minute story on the Steelers DVD being releaseed tomorrow.

Does their management even realize that they do this??

Do they realize that you should never have as your 2nd story of the nightly news being the release of a DVD?
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Postby Goalie on Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:23 am

kovyman1127 wrote:Oh God....it's 11:06 P.M. And WTAE-TV just concluded a 4 minute story on the Steelers DVD being releaseed tomorrow.

Does their management even realize that they do this??

Do they realize that you should never have as your 2nd story of the nightly news being the release of a DVD?


How hard is to understand that ratings drive television. The Steelers get ratings, therefore anything Steeler related gets high priority.
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Postby dboss on Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:34 am

kovyman1127 wrote:Oh God....it's 11:06 P.M. And WTAE-TV just concluded a 4 minute story on the Steelers DVD being releaseed tomorrow.

Does their management even realize that they do this??

Do they realize that you should never have as your 2nd story of the nightly news being the release of a DVD?


KDKA did the same thing on the 5 and 6 pm news.
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Postby kovyman1127 on Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:25 pm

Oh jesus:

WTAE-TV:

"Hines Ward Goes Home" special
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Postby kovyman1127 on Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:29 pm

November 15, 2002 Pens Q & A Response about WTAE football coverage:

"My initial response is that I think four of the five Pittsburgh stations with a regular sportscast show Penguins news and highlights fairly regularly, albeit with a noticeable dip on weekends. The other station, WTAE, is obsessive about the Steelers to the extent that it isn't shy about leading its sportscasts in May and June with a "Countdown to Camp Cowher" in favor of highlights from a Pirates game attended by 30,000. I'd consider that the anomaly, though, rather than the rule."
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