So an article popped up on Facebook about Cara Delvingne’s ‘awkward’ interview with Good Day Sacramento, and I decided to check it out. 

I’m kind of shocked at how grossly unprofessional those anchors were on live television, and to Delvingne. You don’t accuse someone on live television of being irritable or not being ‘excited’ enough to talk on your morning show. One of the anchors said ‘you’re making five million dollars for eight weeks of work, the least you can do is give a little ‘OOOMPH’ for the interview.’ 

Uh, no, jackass – people can’t be ‘on’ all the time, and I feel as though Delvingne, while giving sarcastic responses (that were clearly intended for humor and not harming anyone), was conducting herself just fine. There’s no need to tell someone to go ‘get some red bull’ or ‘take a nap.’ Even if it’s a morning show, you’re still media professionals. Act professionally.

EDIT: they went on to throw out some of her responses she gave in a previous interview on a UK morning show and what it basically boils down to is: Next time, ask better questions.

kaneshirofan asked:

Do you know what time the Naver Broadcast of GD & TOP will be? I'm in the United States and I downloaded the Naver app but it is in Korean and I can't figure out the time. Thank you.

Hey there!

Sorry about the late reply!  Since the release is midnight on August 5th, the Naver broadcast will be 11pm August 4th (KST).  If you’re in the US, it should be 10 am EST/ 7am PST/ 9am CST on August 4th.

Hopefully that helps!

I was brought up in a buttoned-up world of traditional journalism where the person reporting/commenting/analyzing didn’t call attention to himself. Stuart, very deliberately and without much fear, was in the process of taking us to a new world of sports coverage, one where you let your emotion come pouring out much of the time, where personality would infuse the coverage. It wasn’t just that a Scott-delivered story sounded “blacker” — and it did, it sounded younger, and hipper, had greater edge and connected with an entire population of viewers who had been ignored… More than anybody working then or now, Stuart Scott changed the very language used to discuss sports every day. He updated it, freshened it, made it more inclusive. And he took hell for it.

How nerdy is it, looking back, to have felt that Stuart was some kind of pioneer for simply wanting to be himself on television? But he was exactly that, and because that evolution took the better part of 20 years, there is now an entire generation of young media folks, black and white, male and female, who don’t feel the need to conform, and that is an enormous and admirable part of his professional legacy.

Michael Wilbon, ESPN. Stuart Scott changed the game.

In the mid-nineties I began editing a magazine. Our offices were on Broadway and Houston in New York City.

There was a deli nearby. In the corner they had a TV that was inevitably tuned all day every day to ESPN. And most days I’d head there for a coffee or a sandwich and end up listening to the TV for a good 45 minutes. I’d do this because of Stuart Scott.

I didn’t really follow sports at the time but Stuart was mesmerizing. He was so unlike anyone I’d ever heard before.

There was an effortless sophistication in the rhythm of his language and an infectious joy he shared as he lead us through the day’s highlights.

Most days I’d leave wondering what I’d just seen; wondering how he just did what he just did.

ESPN has a touching tribute to Stuart who died of cancer Sunday after a years-long fight with cancer. Even more touching are Rich Eisen and Hannah Storm’s tributes to Stuart during their shows on the network.

Meantime, our condolences to those Stuart loved and those that loved him. He was, and will continue to be, a giant. — Michael
Supreme Court rules that Aereo is illegal

In a sweeping opinion on Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that the fledgling TV service Aereo violated copyright laws, in a big victory for television networks. The Justices said the cloud computing business is unaffected by the decision.

The ruling effectively ends Aereo as a viable business model, even though the Court had remanded the case back to a lower court.

“Aereo performs petitioners’ works publicly within the meaning of the Transmit Clause,” said Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for the majority.

“We must decide whether respondent Aereo, Inc., infringes this exclusive right by selling its subscribers a technologically complex service that allows them to watch television programs over the Internet at about the same time as the programs are broadcast over the air. We conclude that it does,” Breyer said.

“The proper course is not to bend and twist the Act’s terms in an effort to produce a just outcome, but to apply the law as it stands and leave to Congress the task of deciding whether the Copyright Act needs an upgrade,” said Justice Antonin Scalia in his dissent.

Ranking NHL Broadcasters, From Jack Edwards To Daryl Reaugh And Everybody In Between


John Kelly, Darren Pang, Bernie Federko - St. Louis Blues: Kelly and Pang are very good, though Pang tends to allow his Blues bias to creep into his analysis, especially on penalty calls and questionable plays. There’s no doubt Pang knows the game, but sometimes gets pulled into being a fan when he’s detailing a replay.

Kelly calls the game with a very fast cadence which is outstanding for close and exciting games, but is tough to listen to during yawners. Federko’s contributions to the team are exactly the same as Denis Potvin above. Federko knows hockey and is more concerned with the viewer knowing how much he knows.”

See the rest of the NHL broadcasters’ rankings here.