Nothing About This Is Good For Television

Anyone else have their eyes roll back in their head after reading this press release?

June 12, 2014 – Louisville, KY – Coming this season exclusively on WBNA TV, Louisville’s home for “locally grown” TV, is a brand new show called Deadbeat – Kentuckiana Child Support Court. This 30-minute program takes you inside Jefferson County Child Support Court while real drama unfolds with real people. Cameras have been granted special permission to follow these cases from the courtroom to inside jail walls to gain perspective on a growing and national problem plaguing single parents.

“Deadbeat is a unique show that will engage our viewers,” said Tom Fawbush, WBNA General Manager. “We believe it will be a home run because it’s local, compelling and has a lot of personality. Judge Erica Williams and Judge Sean Delahanty have endorsed the program and are granting us unprecedented access to what happens in their courtrooms. Deadbeat will entertain and educate people at the same time.”

BMB Productions, current producer of Secrets of Louisville Chefs, is producing the program. BMB is led by Executive Producer Michael Lattin, an Emmy and Eclipse Award winning producer. His highly experienced team brings loads of insight and energy to Deadbeat.

Talent on the show is diverse and consists of the following:

Host – Carolyn Gaeta McLean – The former WAVE 3 TV News Reporter is excited to get back to her television roots and express her snarky commentary which TV News does *not* necessarily allow.

Co-Host – Nichole Taylor Compton – A local attorney and Judicial Candidate who provides legal insight on Deadbeat cases. Nichole draws upon her background as a former teenage single mother and has a deeply–rooted desire to help others facing child support problems.

Courtroom Correspondent – Ashley Anderson – Editor for www.BleacherReport.com and co-host of a sports radio show on 970 WGTK, plus a former staff writer for The Voice-Tribune.

Deadbeat will air daily on WBNA TV starting Monday, June 23 at 1:30 p.m. after WAVE3 News Midday. It will also air nightly on RTV 21.4 (TWC Channel 185) at 9:00 p.m. EST.

WHAT?

What on earth is this?

Profiting off the system that’s meant to force parents into supporting their children?

That’s some WAVE3-style junk.

Where do we file claims for injuries related to eyes rolling back in one’s head?

WDRB Spreading Race-Baiting Hype. Again.

A Northern Kentucky city sued the Kentucky Retirement Systems Monday over what it described as “illegal and imprudent investments” involving hundreds of millions of dollars in public pension money. In its lawsuit, filed in Kenton Circuit Court, the city of Fort Wright said KRS violates the law with risky investments in hedge funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds, leveraged buyout funds and other “alternative investments” that have produced small returns and excessive management fees, possibly in excess of $50 million over the last five years. [John Cheves]

John David Dyche loves race-baiting. And ignorant — because that’s what he is, purposefully ignorant — keeping schools racially integrated improving education. He apparently hasn’t read any of the big stories from the past several weeks on race, education and the south. At least he cares enough to try to talk about some of these things and that’s more than we can say for 99% of people. [WDRB]

The Louisville area is the 17th-deadliest metropolitan area for pedestrians, according to a new study from the National Complete Streets Coalition, a Washington D.C.-based organization that examined fatal wreck data in the country’s 51 largest metro areas. [C-J/AKN]

This is apparently the most important thing happening in Louisville. Have you heard about the social media phenomenon called hidden cash? [WHAS11]

Over the years, under both Republican and Democratic administrations, we’ve made progress in protecting our air and water from harmful mercury, arsenic, soot and other types of pollutants. Every time we’ve done it, people have claimed the economic costs weren’t worth the health and environmental benefits. They’ve been wrong every time because the higher standards sparked innovations in new technologies and ways of doing business that increased growth and created jobs. [Bill Clinton]

Five men have filed a lawsuit against the operators of Fourth Street Live, alleging they were denied entry because of their race. This Cordish nonsense needs to end. [WLKY]

Locals can definitely relate to this. Viewers aren’t the only ones disappointed with local news these days. [HuffPo]

Kentucky business groups said Monday that a federal proposal to reduce carbon emissions at power plants would lead to higher utility bills and scare companies from the state. But that’s only one slanted part of the story. [WAVE3]

Will these Louisville and Lexington leaders also bring back tips for corrupt administrations? Because Charlotte’s mayor is in a heap of legal trouble. [Business First]

Or maybe they’ll learn how to write and push bills to charge police officers and fire fighters for disclosing fracking checmicals. [Mother Jones]

Local arts organizations that receive funding through the Kentucky Arts Partnership grants could see significant cuts in support for the next fiscal year. [WFPL]

The University of Kentucky has received a $1.9 million grant to graduate more students in the STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. [H-L]

Eating crow is never fun but that’s what Jake is doing. Help him get things squared away? If you get something out of this content, consider doing so in order to ensure that it continues. [Click Here For Details]

Jeffersonville attorney Brad Jacobs has entered the race for Clark County Circuit County No. 2 judge. [News & Tribune]

Our Community Cannot Live Successfully In Denial

That denial: pretending that racism isn’t alive and well in Louisville and that this is the most compassionate, amazing place on earth. We all love the city but let’s get real and quit it with the hype. If you love it, you’ve gotta be real with it.

No, folks, allowing comments to remain doesn’t mean they condone anything:


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It’s good to allow comments to remain intact to show the community where certain people stand. When stations like WDRB delete racist comments, the truth about a very real undercurrent in our society is whitewashed.

Why sugar-coat reality?

Hate-filled people exist and it’s important to realize you can’t just wish them away.

WHAS11 Hypes Clinton Fundraiser With Nonsense

Where do we begin?

Just take a look:


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WHAS11 is claiming that ticket prices for Alison Grimes’ fundraiser featuring Bill Clinton are “soaring.”

And Doug Proffitt goes on to portray the $5,200 top ticket price as out of the ordinary. It’s not – it’s the maximum amount you can contribute in a U.S. Senate race. And soaring? From what? That implies this is an everyday event.

We’re clearly not fans of any current senate candidate but how is that a story? Has every local station gone to WAVE3-style pot?

WAVE Knocks Another One Out Of The Park

How on earth can a legitimate news organization run claims like these without comment from the guy or an attorney? Remember, this station prides itself on journalistic integrity.

They’re not from court documents, aren’t backed up by any police records that we can find, come from some guy who claims to have met him on Craigslist.

Take a look at the latest from WAVE3’s Connie Leonard:

He’s the medical assistant who surprised everyone including police when he confessed to killing a Louisville nursing home patient seven years ago. But what do we really know about 34-year-old David Satterfield?

Dennis Faulkerburg, a former friend of the alleged killer said as he got to know Satterfiled he didn’t like what he was seeing. According to him he was a dark, angry person with a serious alcohol and prescription drug problem.

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“I was actually trying to get rid of a cat that I had and he had answered a Craigslist ad on it,” said Dennis Faulkenburg of how he first met Satterfield and his roommate a few years ago. “We kind of started hanging out, but there were some issues that arose immediately.”

A few months into the friendship, Faulkenburg said Satterfield was nice when he was sober, even speaking fondly of his job as a medical tech, but he claims Satterfield was also an angry drunk, who drank before work and assaulted his roommate at night.

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He claimed Satterfield started stalking him, even showing up at his work.

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The former friend said he called Jeffersontown police, but said because he feared Satterfield, he didn’t press charges.

“But what do we really know about 34-year-old David Satterfield?” Really? Hyping this up to frighten viewers?

Sure, Satterfield is a confessed killer but that’s not yet been proved. The claims from this Craigslist guy appearing out of nowhere aren’t verified.

What on earth happened to local television journalism?

Everything’s Still Puppies & Rainbows, Move Along

It’s tale of two Louisville shopping districts: one seeing a last minute frenzy, the other lackluster sales. The reason(s) everyone but the folks in television and at the newspaper admit: Jerry Abramson and Cordish. [WDRB]

Louisville International Airport is nearing completion of two taxiway projects that airport officials say will make it easier and safer for pilots to access runways. [C-J/AKN]

This is the latest from Possibility City. A man is recovering after being shot in the face in west Louisville. [WHAS11]

The Falls of the Ohio Foundation announced the successful completion of its $500,000 James Graham Brown Foundation challenge grant toward completion of the Crossroads Campaign for New Exhibits. [News & Tribune]

A woman police say robbed the same bank twice and got away with more than $200,000 will spend the next 18 years behind bars. [WLKY]

Will Lexington’s downtown go the way of Jerry Abramson/Cordish? Hopefully not. In 2012, The Webb Companies of Lexington and Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate Inc. of Cincinnati spent $1.7 million buying Victorian Square, a block of restored 19th-century buildings intended to be a mix of stores, restaurants and offices. On Saturday, much of the indoor mall space looked empty, marked by vacant glass storefronts and a chipped, gum-spattered tile floor. [H-L]

Business has taken off at Louisville International Airport, landing it at number seven on the list of world’s busiest cargo hot spots, according to Airport Council International. There are so many other stories we’d love to link you to but WAVE’s web writer is apparently the worst they’ve ever had. From making up county names (McQueen County is not in Kentucky) to leaving out entire sentences in big stories, it’s gotten bizarre lately. [WAVE3]

Remember when we told you a month ago that bond ratings would crumble in December? Sad that it actually happened. So much for a certain Democratic Metro Councilcritter telling us we were wrong. [WFPL]

Television reporters are less trusted than bankers, politicians and lawyers. Specifically, Americans believe they’re dishonest. Which comes as a surprise to exactly no one. [Gallup]

The Comedy Caravan has fallen into comedic hands. We’re trying not to hold our breath but hope this is a great move. [Business First]

Sanctions against the state’s child welfare agency for deliberately obstructing access to public records over child abuse deaths and injuries bring some real sticker shock for Kentucky taxpayers. [C-J/AKN]