State-Sponsored Television

Friday, February 16, 2018

First it was the nightly Terrorism Alert Desk cloaked in red yelling at me every night, reminding me how scared I should be. 

Then it was Boris, the Russian, who used to work on President Trump's campaign, giving his opinion about everything Trump does is rainbow and unicorns. 

Now I read that WTVC Channel 9 has been encouraged by its parent company, Sinclair Broadcast Group, to support politicians by giving money to the Sinclair PAC. The Sinclair PAC has given money to Marsha Blackburn, who is running for the U.S. Senate.

I do not have a problem in supporting the candidate of choice. But we should have a problem with the obvious bias and slanting of our local news by a media giant that has an agenda. 

WRCB has no Terrorism Alert Desk. No Boris The Russian Commentary. No mandate to support any candidate. Nor does WDEF. 

If you want to watch state-sponsored television like the Russians watch, watch WTVC. 

If you want to be #chattanoogastrong, I humbly suggest you watch and advertise with WRCB and WDEF. 

C. Mark Warren


Alex George Firing Is Shameful

Roy Exum: We're Torturing Millions

Alstom And Tubman: A Tale Of Two Sites


My prayers go out to Alex George. It is disgusting and shameful for her to be fired like this, probably illegal as well. I am amazed that a corporation depending on their public persona would ... (click for more)

I’ll admit it – I would rather hurt than take an opioid pain pill. Hydrocodone and its cousins scare the willies out of me because once when I was ‘drug sick,’ it was the worst sickness I have ... (click for more)

The former Alstom industrial site on the riverfront and the former Harriett Tubman housing site in East Chattanooga both have a lot of redevelopment potential. And yet the city of Chattanooga ... (click for more)


Opinion

Alex George Firing Is Shameful

My prayers go out to Alex George. It is disgusting and shameful for her to be fired like this, probably illegal as well. I am amazed that a corporation depending on their public persona would behave like this, beyond the pale, unfeeling actions. It’s probably not too late for them to reverse this decision, apologize to her, and begin helping her. Jim Folkner (click for more)

Roy Exum: We're Torturing Millions

I’ll admit it – I would rather hurt than take an opioid pain pill. Hydrocodone and its cousins scare the willies out of me because once when I was ‘drug sick,’ it was the worst sickness I have ever known. For somebody who always has somewhere that it hurts, I know that opioids are wonderful when used properly but because they are increasingly abused by society, there are now over ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Local Boy Scout Council Says It Is Financially Sound Despite Woes At National Level

The Cherokee Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which serves 11 counties in Tennessee and northwest Georgia, has informed its executive board, donors, supporters, and volunteers that the local organization remains financially strong in light of recent national news stories concerning consideration of bankruptcy at the national level of the organization. Officials said, ... (click for more)

Corker Offers Resolution Condemning Murder Of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will introduce on Thursday a Senate joint resolution holding Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a former Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post. The resolution condemns Khashoggi’s killing and insists on accountability for those involved ... (click for more)

Sports

UTC Men Lose In Shootout At Georgia State 95-88

The Chattanooga Mocs got into a shootout tonight in the GSU Sports Arena falling 95-88 at Georgia State. The 183 combined points in regulation are the most in a UTC game since the 125-85 Southern Conference win over The Citadel (210 pts) on Feb. 1, 2016. Five Mocs reach double figures led by David Jean-Baptiste’s career-high-tying 19. Jonathan Scott also set a new high with ... (click for more)

Hurricanes Rally To Beat Previously Unbeaten Mustangs, 63-58, In Overtime

In a District 5-3A basketball slugfest between what may be the two best teams in the league, East Hamilton got the go-ahead points on a steal-and-drive by Darwin Randolph in overtime and the Hurricanes defeated Walker Valley, 63-58, Tuesday night and handed the Mustangs their first loss of the season. “We had to keep playing a smart basketball because Walker Valley is a very ... (click for more)