Seriously? At 5:00 P.M. AFTER all news desks have assigned stories for the evening casts? Are you kidding me?
Look at this advisory we received at 5:09 P.M. from Metro Animal Services:
M E D I A AD V I S O R Y
Louisville Metro Animal Services
Metro Animal Services Teams Up with Santa to increase pet adoptions! Pet Pictures with Santa and much more!
Saturday and Sunday: December 3, 4, 10, 11 and 18
11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
3580 South Hurstbourne Parkway
Metro Animal Services is teaming up with PetSmart to help you create the perfect holiday greeting card or family photo. Bring your furry friend to visit Santa and receive a printed picture for only $5. All proceeds will benefit the animals of Louisville Metro. Don’t forget to visit Animal House Adoption Center throughout the holidays. IAMS will donate food to Metro Animal Services with every successful adoption as part of IAMS Home 4 the Holidays promotion. Their goal is to find homes for 1.5 million pets throughout the nation.
I’m one of the only people who could feasibly get a story out and this is inexcusable. It’s at least the fifth time in as many weeks that Brosko has sent a media advisory at the worst possible time – after 5:00 P.M. on Friday.
I won’t even get into the whole Petsmart tripe.
Refusing money while they’re hurting financially. Turning away volunteers. Firing dedicated, caring employees. Lying to the press. Lying to the public. Obfuscating. Working under more secrecy than we knew was possible. Playing pat-a-cake on Facebook. Wasting money on a communications director who doesn’t bother communicating.
What a goddamn farce.