Monday, October 28, 2019

Media Monday

The Phillies made a good choice when they picked Joe Girardi as their new manager this week.  I'm sorry to see Girardi leave the MLB Network.  He was really good at TV, and I hope he returns some day.

I haven't been watching the World Series live, but I do catch the next day replays on FS1.  Joe Buck is solid, as always.  John Smoltz is steady, even though he doesn't bring much to the table.

The New York Post seems to have declared open season on Norah O'Donnell and the "CBS Evening News."  It seems there is a story on the broadcast's ratings problems every week.  It's not a bad broadcast, even though the hype machine has been turned up a bit.  There is always some ratings changes when there is a change in the anchor chair, and CBS local news gets hammered in several large cities.  Therefore, the network broadcast gets a poor lead-in.

Facebook's founder received a grilling on Capitol Hill this week.  Among the topics, Facebook keeping its hands and its fact checkers away from political ads.   This is all so simple.  Stop believing everything you read on the internet.  Problem solved.

ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" just passed its 18th anniversary.  It remains the best studio show on the schedule.

The great Craig Ferguson has signed on to do a game show for ABC.  It's called "The Hustler."  It appears to be a quiz type show, but the twist is one of the contestants has the answers, and the other contestants have to figure out who it is.  No air date set.  Color me intrigued.

I wish the news media would stick to covering the news, rather than arguing about the way the competition does things.