#ncga: Whining about office space, ignoring scandal and other real news. Welcome to Driveby-LaLa-Land.

Apparently, the small band of driveby media types  that loiters in the legislative building is having to move to new office space.  And THAT has them upset.  Never mind all the corruption and malfeasance infesting our legislative branch. Office space is WHAT is important.  Take it from WRAL’s Laura Leslie, who amazingly still has a job covering politics after her social media malfeasance went viral. Her hairy gorilla butt must REALLY be hurting: For 56 years, ever since the Legislative Building opened, media organizations have had workspace across the hall from where news conferences are held and downstairs from the…

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#ncpol: WRAL drive by defends,um … NC PolicyWatch ???

Travis Fain came on board not long ago to replace the late-great Mark “Binky” Binker as Miz Leslie’s “better half” on WRAL’s Jones Street on-air team.  Here he is making Miz Leslie proud: That’s right.  PolicyWatch’s “substantial reputation for journalism.”  I wonder WHAT journalism he refers to?  The vicious slanted attacks on the Triad Conservative blog and the now-deceased Carolina Plotthound based on the words of the thoroughly-discredited, mean-spirited, loony-left Southern Poverty Law Center? Or the multiple attacks on Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and his religious faith? This certainly confirms that Hall — or any of NC PolicyWatch’s past targets…

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WRAL’s war on the Raleigh Christmas parade heats up

Not only does WRAL want the government to take all your money and run your life for you, but they are also doing all they can to kill off a cherished Raleigh holiday pastime.  Here’s the latest from the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association, the longtime force behind the Raleigh Christmas parade:  Members- Many of you have been asking why commercials for the Raleigh Christmas Parade are being broadcast on both WTVD-ABC11 and WRAL-NBC 5 this year, even though WTVD was the awarded exclusive broadcast rights for this year’s parade by the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association (GRMA). Questions are also being…

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WRAL: The grinch that MIGHT kill Raleigh’s Christmas.

They’ve mastered butchery of the truth.  They’ve killed their own ratings by ditching CBS.  NOW they’re going after Christmas in our capital city:  At a press conference yesterday in City Plaza, Shop Local Raleigh and ABC 11 announced a new partnership for the 44th annual Raleigh Christmas Parade, including exclusive broadcast rights for ABC 11 as part of the new agreement for 2017. This didn’t go over so well with WRAL who immediately threatened to broadcast the parade anyway undermining the agreement that the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association had made with ABC 11. From the News & Observer… ““We are delighted…

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Mark Binker. (More expensive. Less access.) Just like ObamaCare.

WRAL’s Binky is making his move.  No longer will he be the on-air Grace to Miz Leslie’s Will.  Binky is moving on to edit something called The Insider. While WRAL News serves as the opening act for that night’s broadcast of ‘Inside Edition,’  The Insider is more along the lines of bathroom reading material for the striped-pants influence peddling crowd in The Wachovia Building.  So, Binky is arguably moving up in the world. On one hand, he’s shrinking his audience. But on the other hand, its going to be more expensive to keep an eye on the rascal.  To get…

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Apologize when Laura Leslie DOES.

Our lazy, no-account, shiftless, irresponsible driveby media has apparently decided that their modus operandi — at least until Democrats OWN EVERYTHING — is to troll Republican social media accounts to find things that can be appropriately twisted to make the account-holder appear sufficiently BIGOTED.   Several Republicans have fallen victim to these tactics, and every one of them — except Mike Speciale — has tucked tail and apologized like a whipped puppy.  The latest victim is — by coincidence, I’m sure — one of our favorite targets, the bumbling conniving Dallas Woodhouse. He had two key assignments for campaign 2016…

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#ncga: Our cute, cuddly FUBAR drivebys

You know those folks I am talking about.  They are the ones who have done a horrible job for years keeping the people of North Carolina informed about the happenings in the legislative building.  They are all so busy brown-nosing Democrat legislators for press secretary jobs in the Cooper administration.  These are the folks who creep and lurk and stalk Republican politicos’ social media accounts — in search of shares and retweets they can twist into UNDENIABLE evidence of knuckle-dragging bigotry. Well, this bunch of sweethearts commonly known as the legislative press corps has founded a Twitter account called “NCGA_FUBAR.”…

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#ncpol: Laura Leslie — STILL employed ????

Yep, the same individual who was all over social media blaming Christians and Trump voters for the gay night club massacre in Orlando — the same person who ranted about the “crazy mf-ers with guns” — has been elevated to social media police-person at WRAL and the final arbiter of what IS and IS NOT appropriate behavior on the Internet.   Laura Leslie is beside herself that politicians are turning to social media and bypassing her and her fellow drivebys: President Donald Trump is such a Twitter aficionado that he is sometimes referred to as “tweeter-in-chief.” But other politicians are…

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Apparently, The drivebys STILL don’t GET Google ads.

The crusade against ‘fake news” rages on.  Question:  WRAL’s Binky — Raleigh’s very own Ted Baxter — reported a few years back that the late senator Martin Nesbitt called former DHHS head Aldona Wos a “witch.”   (Quite a hubbub went on as a result of that story.)  Well, it turned out that a review of the video revealed Nesbitt said nothing even close to what Binky alleged.  WRAL stuck with the story.  There was no apology.  They presented a false story as true.   Do Binky & WRAL count as “fake news”?  In Today’s Wall Street Journal, one of their scribes seems…

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Greg Fishel knows ‘crap’

Leftists work hard to politicize EVERYTHING.  I get hit with their lectures during ANY ESPN broadcast.  The NFL is getting totally politicized this season with the whole kneeling nonsense.  Now, here comes WRAL’s Greg Fishel to lecture us troglodytes who went to frat parties, met girls, and had a life instead of cramming for those meteorology classes.  If you watch the linked clip, you’ll see Greggy lash out at unnamed sources he says are suggesting weather forecasts are trumped up by the government and the media  to fit the global warming environmentalist agenda.  ‘Pure unadulterated crap’ is what Greg says it is….

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