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."
"Merry Pranksters for the digital age, without all the LSD. Ken Kesey would be proud."
"Live TV is getting a whole lot livelier."
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."
That's it! I quit!
-paraphrased from Michael Powell's resignation letter.
"I'd hire 'em."
First Amendment - It's not just for major
media companies anymore. Get yours today.
to everyone who made this possible. You make every day feel like
a story about tranvestite cloning on E-bay during sweeps.
THE EXIT INTERVIEW, TV-STYLE
launched its first bust on January 6, 2005. The next day, the group's
founder lost his job. Fired
one man's journey of loss and redemption in the absurd world of
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
TEAM TRIES TURNING TABLES ON TABLE TURNERS
(GOFFSTOWN, NH) - June 10, 2005 - A reporter from WMUR disrupted a television news intervention by the iconoclastic media watchdog group NEWSBREAKERS.(more)
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)
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)
MEDIA ATTACK CAUGHT ON TAPE; NEWSBREAKER RECOVERING
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)
NINJA BUSTS FOX AFFILIATE
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.
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)
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)
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.
NEWSBREAKERS application information
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.
This Just In:
What? TV News Isn't Real? How dare PR Watch shatter the illusion.
Talking about the elephant in the room with Gannett.
London Calling: Yanks spread anarchy in the UK
The Old Gray Lady gives good word.
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.
Talking the talk: TV pros go on and on and on...
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.
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)