WBKO’s Chris Allen Losing His Job?

From the Story That Won’t Die Dept

The Bowling Green Daily News reports on the ongoing saga of WBKO weatherman Chris Allen and the infamous breast milk video.

WBKO botched the situation by trying to cover things up, perpetuating the desire of millions to view the questionable video footage. It sent threats to people (us) who weren’t violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The station has acted from day one like this is the end of the broadcasting world. Station managers won’t even respond to our request for details relating to their outrageous cease & desist demands.

Instead of embracing the situation for what it is– a potential publicity dream come true– WBKO has continued to throw common sense to the wind and have embraced the role of media prude. (Hey, that role is reserved exclusively for US!)

Now we learn from WBKO General Manager and Vice President Rick McCue that Allen may be out of a job:

It is not clear when Allen will return on-air to AM Kentucky or other broadcasts on WBKO, McCue said.

McCue said he would not go into detail about Allen’s on-air return because it is a personnel matter.

How ridiculous is this? Via not-so-veiled language we can discern WBKO and some closed-minded media consultants are actually considering Allen’s termination. For what? Being human? What a sad shame. What a sad, cowardly shame.

Contact WBKO today to let them know you support Chris Allen and want to see him on-air.

Spillman Case Goes to Trial

It’s a day of updates for us, so….

To update the story Page One broke last month about UofL wide receiver JaJuan Spillman: after several continuances his case is going to trial.

Spillman was arrested earlier this year after an automobile accident and was charged with driving under the influence and being in possession of marijuana (9.3 grams, a misdemeanor.)

Reminder: Media Ignoring Discrimination by Kentucky Farm Bureau

We remind you that only one major media outlet has paid attention to the story of Todd Eklof being fired by Kentucky Farm Bureau for supporting gay marriage.

One outlet. WHAS11.

Sam Moore, Kentucky Farm Bureau’s former president and current Board member admitted that Eklof was fired for supporting gay rights. KFB admitted it. And it falls to the wayside. Every media outlet in the state has turned a blind eye.

Why is the media afraid of this story? Does it have anything to do with the large amount of KFB advertising dollars? KFB’s 21 lobbyists, 8 of whom are active and key players in Frankfort? Maybe the $40,000 Hunter Bates was paid in 2004-2005 by KFB? Note to media: if WHAS11 can cover it? You, too, can cover it!

What is going on?

If you’re not talking about this with everyone you know– you’re complicit.

More Senate Rumors

Jonathan Miller for senate? What do you think about that? Just rumor but it’s floating nonetheless. Doesn’t seem too likely that he’d try to throw his hat in race so soon.

We also hear from a little birdy that Owsley Brown II has been to D.C. to have a discussion or two with Squier Knapp Dunn (among others). SKD is the organization who helped build Andrew Horne’s name ID in 2006 and worked for John Kerry/Bill Clinton.

We love that everyone and their mom gets to float their name while no one is paying attention.

UPDATE: Folks, don’t forget that this is all rumor and only rumor. Just like the headline says, they’re “senate rumors.”

Mitch McConnell. The Republicans. A betrayal of trust.

MoveOn has released another anti-McConnell commercial that will air nationwide on CNN.

The ad, beginning today, criticizes Sen. Mitch McConnell and other Republicans for voting against an extension of leave time for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. The video will be up here soon.

What was it Jim Bunning said? Giving our dying men and women a break is bad business for commanders? Riiiight.