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Local TV reporters wearing team gear

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JackReacher, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    This, from Len Shapiro of the WaPo...


    Two local TV reporters worked the Redskins preseason games as sideline reporters, wearing Redskins polo shirts. Definitely caught my attention, but beyond this, I haven't heard much about it.

  2. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Nothing new. The Packers' preseason sideline reporter has worn a Packers polo for years ... and she's a sports anchor in Milwaukee.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I don't know why this is a surprise to anyone. They're working for the Skins in that capacity. If the station had a problem with them wearing Redskins gear they wouldn't let them work for the Skins.
  4. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    Still better than our local yokel who went high-stepping along the sidelines, camera on shoulder, when Local U girl hit a game-tying buzzer-beater.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Our local TV guys -- as well as that noted journalist Paul-Fbaum -- have breakfast with the Sabans for their morning show...
  6. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    Local TV folks are unabashed homers. They play to the viewers with no J-ethics. They're entertainment, not journalists.
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    High school girls hoops, get into it.
  8. KG

    KG Active Member

    Anytime I act appalled by a local TV person doing that, others look at me with this stupid look and say something like, "but of course [local yokel] is going to wear [local team's] gear. Don't you want them on the home team's side?"

    I've finally given up.
  9. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    Actually, NCAA D-II women's hoops. High school-level talent, though.
  10. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    You hit the nail on the head. That's why I rarely watch local TV news.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Well, then... how do you get highlights if you don't watch "WE'VE GOT HIGHLIGHTS!"
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If you work for the team, even on a contract basis, you wear what they tell you to.
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