The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 June 2005

Honing the Point

Sinclair Broadcasting executive Mark Hyman delivers those stentorian corporate editorials on the company's stations (including KOKH-TV in Oklahoma City, a Fox affiliate) which fall under the collective title "The Point".

Troy Steele at Oklahoma Media Watch identifies the components of "The Point":

  • 1 part [Kelly] Ogle-esque homespun sensibility
  • 1 part R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket
  • 1 part confusing right-wing stance on topics that don't normally lend themselves to picking political sides
  • 1 part hair gel

I think Steele is probably slightly underestimating the contribution of the hair gel, but otherwise, this sounds about right.

Posted at 8:10 AM to Overmodulation


People listen to radio editorials?

Though actually, I've detected quite a few editorials on the radio, masquerading as ABC News reports...

Posted by: McGehee at 10:49 AM on 28 June 2005

Over at CBS, there used to be a little two-minute "Dan Rather Reporting" commentary during the morning news, but our local CBS Radio station has (hmmmm...) switched affiliations.

Posted by: CGHill at 11:05 AM on 28 June 2005