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Great moments in journalism: worst TV news ad ever? Maybe.

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 05/08/15

Get a load of how WNEM TV (in Saginaw) is promoting its anchor team for sweeps:

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Some commentary on this here.

As media observer Jim Romenesko notes: “Y’all know Julia Roberts was a prostitute in that movie, right?”  RIGHT?

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Shameless?  Yeah.

Further proof, if any where needed, that the news business isn’t what it used to be. Not by a long shot.

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