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...
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.