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Praise, Props and Prognostication:


"We sort of know what we're going to talk about already, so, really, it's just finish coffee and I got time for one more doughnut."
- WROC anchorman on how to cover a presidential visit

"When actual malice is an editorial policy, even the MLRC can't save your ass."
-Buck "Lucky" Owens

"What you don't understand you can make mean anything." - Misty Marie Wilmot

"I'm a secret NEWSBREAKER." - a news director during a lunch with Lucky & J.D.

"Forget Moyers, I want those NEWSBREAKERS' heads on a stick." - from a tap illegally placed on Ken Tomlinson's phone

"Pretend it isn't happening," - anonymous
"Where did they come from, where are they going and how can I join?" - Gnome Chomsky
"Call 911." - from "Breaking the Break" a newsroom memo on dealing with NEWSBREAKERS
"These guys do for media criticism what the WWF did for Greco-Roman," - Margaret Thatcher, after some prodding and a few 40-ouncers
"I will give them this: It's a better idea than the AOL-Time Warner merger," Dick Parsons from a rough draft of a speech to shareholders

"We are reviewing whether this type of activity constitutes torture," - from the very unofficial confirmation transcript of Alberto Gonzales

"I'd totally party with these guys, if you know what I mean."
-Terri Gross, host Fresh Hair

"The Sex Pistols of the CNN set."
-Gene Siskel

"Merry Pranksters for the digital age, without all the LSD. Ken Kesey would be proud."
-Howard Koch,
The Atlantic
Bimonthly

"Live TV is getting a whole lot livelier."
-Lenina Crowne
Anderson Cooper 365

"If you've got a soft spot for perfectly-coifed television types, you'll hate these guys."
-Ann Coulter, found in Jayson Blair's notebook

"The corporations are stealing the airwaves from the people, NEWSBREAKERS is stealing them back."
-(not)Ralph Nader

That's it! I quit!
-paraphrased from Michael Powell's resignation letter.

"I'd hire 'em."
-The Donald

 

 

 

 

 

The First Amendment - It's not just for major media companies anymore. Get yours today.

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OR HOW WE LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE TV

Thanks to everyone who made this possible. You make every day feel like a story about tranvestite cloning on E-bay during sweeps.

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THE EXIT INTERVIEW, TV-STYLE

NEWSBREAKERS launched its first bust on January 6, 2005. The next day, the group's founder lost his job. Fired Up chronicles one man's journey of loss and redemption in the absurd world of TV news.



COMING TO A STATION NEAR YOU

The odyssey takes a strange twist as NEWSBREAKERS lands the keys to the MSM company store. Meanwhile, the boys pitch a story that's too good for the old newsroom to resist. You won't believe who's on board in this coast-to-coast cliff-hanger that leaves the gang in the land of bronzed bodies and non-stop news 'copter coverage.



IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE

NEWS TEAM TRIES TURNING TABLES ON TABLE TURNERS
Cub reporter no tiger tamer says one witness

(GOFFSTOWN, NH) - June 10, 2005 - A reporter from WMUR disrupted a television news intervention by the iconoclastic media watchdog group NEWSBREAKERS.(more)

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TALK TO THE FINGER

RANDOM ACTS OF CHAOS DOMINATE LOCAL NEWS; ACCOUNTABILITY SCARCE

(PITTSBURGH, PA) - June 13, 2005 -A reporter from WPXI (Channel 11), questioned at the completion of a live report about a suspect accused of a grisly attack, could not explain why television news is saturated with violent content. (more)


CAN'T A PRESSMAN WORK IN THIS TOWN?

SCOOP: NEWSPAPER MAN CONFRONTS TV CREW ON AIR

(BUFFALO, NY) May 11, 2005 - A cagey newspaper reporter fed up with seeing his work lifted by TV colleagues blew the whistle on recycled news.(more)



HE'S BACK!

MEDIA ATTACK CAUGHT ON TAPE; NEWSBREAKER RECOVERING

(HOPKINTON, MA) - MAY 11, 2005 - A video has surfaced of two television workers, at least one of whom is from Boston's WHDH (Ch. 7), viciously attacking a member of the pacifist media watchdog group NEWSBREAKERS. (more)

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SAY CHEESE!

CHEESE NINJA BUSTS FOX AFFILIATE
Clear Channel suffers second sting

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY) - April 20, 2005 - A mysterious ninja crept into a live television broadcast, whizzing processed cheese toward a news team and quietly tiptoeing through their report. (more)

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TRY THIS AT HOME

EVANGELIST EXORCISES CLEAR CHANNEL NEWSCAST

(ROCHESTER, NY) - APRIL 15, 2005 - The Reverend Utah Snakewater "exorcised" Clear Channel demons from a Rochester, New York live television broadcast. (more)



WHAT'S BUGGING YOU?

'COLUMBINE' REPORTER GETS ROUGH ON LIVE SHOT PASSERBY

(NEW YORK, NY) - APRIL 4, 2005 - A reporter resorted to fisticuffs when a man reading a Bible wandered too close to the reporter's live broadcast.(more)

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I LOVE NEW YORK...ONE

EGGMAN SCRAMBLES NEW YORK BROADCAST TO UNVEIL NEW 'VNI' SERVICE

(NEW YORK, NY) - March 24, 2005 - The firebrand media watchdog group NEWSBREAKERS rolled out its new Visual News Interpretation (VNI) service in midtown Manhattan. (more)

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LETTIN' OUR FREAK FLAG FLY

BUSTED: TV NEWS UNDER SIEGE

NEWSBREAKERS is pleased to announce a special 37-part series on the group's return to the Rochester, NY television market. Part one highlights the creation of a NEWSBREAKERS Action Team. Part two, Lights, Camera, Marshals, illustrates how big government protects big media.

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HELLO, COLUMBUS

We couldn't keep America's favorite NEWSBREAKER contained. Once The Other Paper in Columbus, OH mentioned the daring daylight flower raid on Sinclair Broadcasting's WSYX and WTTE, we just had to produce this video.


STAY CLASSY, PHOENIX

GROUP INFILTRATES GANNETT

(PHOENIX, AZ) - February 25, 2005 -The unconventional media watchdog group NEWSBREAKERS made a protest appearance on KPNX-TV (Ch. 12) Friday.(more)

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REAPER ANSWERS CALL

DEATH VISITS SINCLAIR LIVE SHOT

(COLUMBUS, OH)- February 4, 2005 -Sinclair Broadcasting affiliates FOX WTTE-TV (Channel 28) and ABC WSYX-TV (Channel 6) had an unanticipated brush with Death on their noon news broadcasts.(more)

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I-SUIT GETS A RISE

Group Liberates Live Television Event

(Rochester, NY) - January 6, 2005 - The media watchdog group NEWSBREAKERS freed two live broadcasts, one from CBS affiliate WROC-TV (Channel 8) and the other from NBC affiliate WHEC-TV (Channel 10).(more)

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FLASHING THE NEW WAVE

NEWSBREAKERS ANNOUNCE 'AWAKENING'

(UNDISCLOSED LOCATION) - February 18, 2005 - The controversial media watchdog group NEWSBREAKERS has published an online legal scrapbook outlining its dispute with a New York broadcaster. (more)

AWAKENING YOUR INNER NEWSBREAKER


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This Just In:


What? TV News Isn't Real? How dare PR Watch shatter the illusion.

National Public Radio kicks WROC in the (dough)nuts. Ooops-a-daisy.

Talking about the elephant in the room with Gannett.

London Calling: Yanks spread anarchy in the UK

The Old Gray Lady gives good word.

The CBC's The Hour invites the crew for some legit facetime.

In Pittsburgh, the search for meaning continues.
Fun Loving 'Criminals': a feature in Clamor magazine.

Cable giant causes news shrinkage. NEWSBREAKERS break the story

What we talk about when the cameras are off: the NB blog.

The thinking photog's POV

NEWSBREAKERS sitdown with a man of the media, Rory O'Connor.

Fake Company: Study NEWSBREAKERS genealogy

News Director calls video leak 'unprecedented & intolerable.' NEWSBREAKERS shrug.

Good Morning America producer catches NEWSBREAKERS fever. Watch the busted Atlanta live shot.

NEWSBREAKERS befuddle Columbus.(pdf)

Talking the talk: TV pros go on and on and on...

Guess who called NEWSBREAKERS? Sinclair is calling out the sharks.

A NEWSBREAKER chats up a TV photog.

Sinclair Broadcasting gets a taste of its own medicine. NEWSBREAKERS bust Columbus, OH.

Who were those masked men?

City Newspaper in Rochester, NY weighs in.

Free Republic members sound off.

The scene through the viewfinder -- TV photogs focus on the finer points. (Interview) (Jan) (Feb)

NEWSBREAKERS bust Rochester, NY

WROC-TV plays judge, jury and executioner.

The gear that curls the hair of
smarmy anchormen everywhere...
NEWSBREAKERS swag is at Cafe Press (BTW, we don't make a penny)