Prescott Wildland Division Chief Darrell Willis now claims the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire "could have made it" if the feds sent air-tankers requested by state firefighting officials.Although firefighting officials made several requests for aircraft to fight ... More >>
Brendan McDonough, the lone survivor of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew, said it "wasn't a bad decision" his colleagues made before being killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.That comment came from ABC News' exclusive interview with McDonough, which aired in part this morning on Good Morning America.
Portraying all the day's news in such a way to make it all agreeable to people who hate "liberals" seems to be an exceedingly difficult task for the folks at Fox News.This seems especially true with Arizona issues, which the network seems to butcher in one way or another every time the state's shown ... More >>
The national media (and rest of the local media) have finally discovered the lawsuit we wrote about last week, resulting from Fox News airing a man's suicide on live television last year.According to the lawsuit filed in Maricopa County, two of JoDon Romero's kids heard at school about a suicide bei ... More >>
If you're a Fox News viewer, you may have noticed that the Supreme Court apparently ruled against a voter ID law in Arkizonasas earlier this week.A few people who have seen a map of the United States before noticed that Fox ran a graphic of "AZ" during a segment on Arizona, although that graphic lab ... More >>
While TV news programs around the country played footage of the explosions at the Boston Marathon, and interviewed witnesses and people with knowledge of the situation, Fox News rolled with a clueless county sheriff from 2,500 miles away.Of course, Arpaio used the setup for shameless self-promotion: ... More >>
In case you missed it, a man identified as Jodon F. Romero committed suicide Friday after trying to outrun Phoenix police.His death was witnessed by anyone who was tuned in to Fox News at the time, as the network was covering the chase live for its national audience, for some reason.See also:-Fox Ne ... More >>
Elias Johnson, a public information officer for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, was placed on paid administrative leave on Tuesday.
Jahssye Shockley's been missing for nearly nine days.Jahessey Shockley's been missing for nearly nine days, and there hasn't been a peep about her disappearance in the national media -- and her family wants to know why.We've been a little curious ourselves, considering the cable news channels hav ... More >>
KPHOJahessye Shockley's parents, George Shockley and Jerice Hunter. Yep...those are mugshots.Jahessye Shockley, a Glendale 5-year-old, has been missing for what is now over two days.Frankly, as MSNBC holds hourly updates on the search for missing Kansas City baby Lisa Irwin, we figured the disapp ... More >>
Joe V. Al...again.Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is littering social media websites with alerts to his upcoming verbal sparring match with civil rights leader Al Sharpton. "Interview with host Al Sharpton on MSNBC today @ 6:40 est Last time we spoke he led thousands of protestors here a ... More >>
The Associated PressThis is what you need to do to get on Good Morning AmericaHow do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. How do you get to the set of Good Morning America? Apparently, all it takes is acting like a dipshit at the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby.As we noted ... More >>
Being biased is just another part of doing jobs at Fox News. This time, they're suddenly changing their opinion of rapper Common now that he has received an invitation to a White House event, according to Rolling Stone.Fox News has labeled Common as a "vile rapper" without any support. The claim ... More >>
Yves Rossy: publicity stuntman.After bailing on his über-hyped plan to fly over the Grand Canyon with a jet pack on Friday, Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy, 51, successfully made the flight over Arizona's most famous landmark this morning.Last week, we suggested that Rossy's decision to sc ... More >>
Our blog post yesterday about the ABC News "investigation" in Tucson brought up some of the same concerns that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio mentioned in a letter today to the national news outlet. Even if the teeth of SB 1070 hadn't been pulled by a federal judge, it's unlikely ... More >>
Keith Olbermann's sorry...kinda.Uber-Liberal MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, after learning his suspension from the network would last all of four days (including a weekend), has issued an apology to the viewers of Countdown. As for an apology to the network: don't hold your breath.Olbermann "tweeted ... More >>
The wrist-slap that is the MSNBC suspension of liberal talk show host Keith Olbermann will be coming to an end, the network announced last night.Olbermann was suspended last week after news broke that he contributed thousands of dollars to the campaigns of two Arizona Congressional candidates -- ... More >>
www.jour9038.com"Good night, and good luck?" Give us a break, Keith.Liberal MSNBC host Keith Olbermann apparently took a few minutes away from ripping off Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow to drop some cash on a couple of Arizona's Democratic Congressional candidates. Only problem is he may ha ... More >>
Keith Olbermann: Making Sean Hannity seem sane since 2003.Since our earlier post about MSNBC's most obnoxious liberal commentator, Keith Olbermann, and some controversial donations he made to the campaigns of two Arizona Congressional candidates, MSNBC has suspended the Edward Murrow wannabe inde ... More >>
There's no denying that hail storms are cool...when you're in one. Reading about hail isn't quite as exciting.That's not stopping local TV news stations from filling their Web sites with stories about hail.As you're probably aware, it hailed today. Local TV news stations seem to think it's the ap ... More >>
Image: www.azcentral.comKevin Kennedy of Channel 12 barely survived a 20-minute hike on Camelback Mountain, judging by his article about it Scenes of TV news folk running outside to experience two minutes of monsoon rain have become too common to make fun of. But we can't help dissing last Tu ... More >>
When John McCain tapped Sarah Palin as his running mate for the 2008 presidential election he took a relatively unknown conservative governor and created what some call a monster. If you're one of those people, you might find it interesting to know that the "monster" is teaming up with what many ... More >>
When writing an article about the country's most famous newsman (not to mention the namesake of ASU's School of Journalism and Mass Communication) you'd think a New York Times reporter would double-check all of the facts, if for nothing other than a bit of post-mortem respect. Guess not. Tak ... More >>
Image: www.wavy.comWe just found a reason to support Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio's proposal to regulate door-to-door salespeople: Jesse Lee Wise. As we reported on Friday, Wise was arrested last week in Chesapeake, Virginia and accused by police of taking a bus from the Valley ... More >>
Walter Cronkite during a broadcast at CBS Evening News, a long time ago Walter Cronkite, famous CBS anchorman known as "the most trusted man in America," and long-time mentor to Arizona State University School of Journalism students, died today at his New York home. He was 92. The illustrious jo ... More >>
Let's discuss that open wound on Fox News, shall we? Most of the time, this fact is blatantly true and indicative of the über-conservative "fair and balanced" news channel. For all intents and purposes, 98 percent of what is aired on Fox News is "fucked up." However, what I am specifically r ... More >>
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