Saturday, March 15, 2008
Why TV news is Dying: WKRN SCREWS UP BÅDLY
WKRN-TV in Nashville has made a grievous error by shutting down Volunteer Voters and relieving its tireless aggregator, AC Kleinheider, due to budget cuts. Stupid fucks.
if you are a regular reader, you know perfectly well that VV was THE way to follow Tennessee politics, and what's more, it was one of the perfect expressions of news-gathering for the 21st Century. Yet, like so many moronic decisions made by Corporate America, it was undoubtedly made by someone disconnected from day-to-day operations.
Though AC and I often disagreed, I have always enjoyed his writing and his perspective, and i wish there were a way to keep VV going, with or without WKRN's funding.
His work is unparalleled, and it needs to find an outlet.