Thursday, November 02, 2006

Covering the coverage

UPDATE: At 6 p.m., KOAA's James Jarman said, "This is not a story that 5&30 would normally report on at this time, but this story is spreading like wildfire in the media."

Um, OK then.


OK, KK led with the story at 4:30 (but didn't have much to say), KOAA led with it and referred to an interview with Bob Loevy from CC later in the newscast. And KRDO? They alluded to the story and then went into a 5-minute weather segment. That. Is. Insane.

Tak Landrock did get to the story a few minutes later, and promo'd that they'd hear from the accuser at 6. I don't know if they didn't have the video, or just wanted to wait to get to it. I say, throw everything you've got out there. Only way to do it.

KOAA, btw, doesn't appear to have it on their Web site yet [EDIT - They did at 6]. KRDO reports it, but credits the Denver Post? What's up with that?

NBC national news did the story, basically picking up KUSA's coverage. I didn't see anything on CBS or ABC.
FYI, KUSA says they have at least one of the voicemails and they may play it tonight. Polish up your antenna!


At 10:14 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:45 PM Breaking News KKTV

The oversite committee at New Life Church says Pastor Haggard has admitted to past
indiscretions...details to follow!!

At 5:44 AM, November 03, 2006, Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...

Yup, just heard something similar to that from the Asst. Pastor on KKTV this morning. But what he said on that clip was that he heard of some admission to the charges. Buy bye Haggard.

THIS is the very reason why I don't need a church to "improve" my faith in God. Hypocrites.

At 12:53 PM, November 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Jarman's report. I think he made it clear there was "no proof yet" so they wouldn't typically report it until there was more proof. But everyone else jumped on it without proof, so if 5/30 didn't tell us what they knew, then we'd all be sitting here saying they dropped the ball.

At 1:43 PM, November 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 5 did a great job. They wanted to show us they're responsible and that the story broke without any proof, and they were basically forced to report it.
Great job Channel 5!!!

At 1:58 PM, November 04, 2006, Blogger V said...

I can understand the local media's hesitation to report on such a visible member of the COS community... Were they afraid of offending a potentially large portion of their views? Probably.

However, the story broke pretty fast - and once it was out there Haggard stepped down...An admission of guilt for SOMETHING it would appear.

Its a delicate issue for our town - but something worth covering even if it is uncomfortable. (And certainly our media would have allowed Haggart all kinds of time to defend himself within the context of the story.)

Just odd to see CNN scoop the local TV stations.

At 10:58 PM, November 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did CNN scoop the local stations?

5/30 had the story on thursday morning.

It was broken by channel 9 wednesday night at 10, but as the Gazette reported thursday morning on it's website, KUSA provided no proof to back up the allegations.

At 6:52 PM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, KOAA did have it thursday morning, but word is the "I've never been a Journalist" News Director saw it and flipped out and yelled at the producers and told them to stop running it. She didn't know anything about the story, other than it was negative and about Ted Haggard.

Looks like she really trusts her morning news team.

That's probably why she didn't return Andy's call. She didn't want to say she had the story killed and stopped it from running at 11am because it was a negative story about Ted Haggard.


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