FRIDAY'S HUM ( 11-17-06 )

In an editorial dated November 15, WPTZ Prez Paul Sands urges Montpelier's Democrats to "Work with Douglas to find solutions instead of looking for fights."
Hah! Dude has zero problem saying what he thinks, eh?
He also implores Bernie Sanders to "...look for some common ground in the center."
Yeah, right. We have a better chance of having a 70 degree day in December than seeing Bernie make that arduous trek to the center...well, wait a minute, with global warming, a 70 degree day isn't so far-fetched anymore. Anyway.
Click here to see the Sands storm.

Speaking of PTZ, 'tis funny to go on their local page and see a link for an International Paper tire-burn story, and directly below see an ad for IP, letting us know they help sponsor the closed captioniong on the station. There's no conflict of interest there, it's just funny, that's all.

With Katie ( 15 cool million a year) Couric's ratings lower than a public access cemetary board meeting (no partial pun intended), maybe CBS should ditch her and bring in proven Channel 5 anchor Stephanie Gorin. We're sure Ms. Gorin would do the job for a million a year; that would leave CBS with 14 million bucks left over to spend on quality domestic reporters and international correspondents, giving the viewing public more, uh, news and less fluff. Hmmm.

FIVE CORNERS UPDATE - Essential Collection
It was just like high school at the Essex Junction Five Corners Light yesterday. A driver started a food fight and before you know it, the fries and burgers and peaches and tacos were flying through the intersection, creating a fun, messy ruckus. All the cars had their windshield wipers on and their windows rolled up. When the light turned green a couple of hours later, we all headed for the car wash. Just another crazy day at the Five Corners!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all your talk on the media, it's about time you mentioned channel 5. They consistently have a sharper, more substantial production than channel 3. Their staff is better and they have Tom Messner.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the previous writer:
Channel 5 might have more stories, but a lot of those stories are quick, without substance. Channel 3 seems to spend more time on a particular story. What would you rather have - a quick blurb about 20 stories or more in-depth on 15 stories. I rest my case.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous addison said...


The best place for news coverage is where you're at right now - THE NET.

Also, it would be nice if VPR had a local nightly news show.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous pat/va. said...

I'm so glad I stumbled onto this site. As an Essex native living in Virginia, I miss the ole place. I have spent the last 40 minutes reading your archived Five Corners Updates. How about where the light is so long you visit Virginia and get back to Essex before the light changes!

6:07 PM  
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