KDKA Archive

Can I Call Marty Griffin a Jagoff?

When was the last time you watched something so scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky — in a movie, on TV, or in real life — you had to cover your eyes? I haven’t answered a daily prompt in quite a bit of time, but this was low hanging fruit.  The answer for me is the new
Category: Activism

Sometimes Irony Is Rewarding

A few weeks ago, I reached out to David Highfield from KDKA TV News to invite him to serve as a guest caller for OUTrageous Bingo. Last night, he took the stage. He was a hit! A few hours later, this happened:   See how that works? I invite a television journalist to bingo and
Category: Recreation/Social

The Post-Gazette And KDKA Both Need GBF’s Pronto!

I’m pretty disgusted over this. I don’t even really care that the PG will probably never again call me for a story. I should read more magazines anyway. When I read this article about non-discrimination legislation in Pennsylvania, I was pleased with how thorough the reporter was – she covered personal stories, recent court cases,
Category: Activism

KDKA: Jon Delano Interviews Paul Ryan in Pittsburgh

Snip from YouTube Transcript and full video  here. Sigh. Ryan says women won’t fall for these side issues. “And I don’t think they’re going to take the bait of all these distractions that the President is trying to throw at them.” sdf
Category: Other

CBS Affiliate in Pittsburgh Airs “Man on the Street” Response to Obama’s Support for Marriage Equality

I am was so proud of KDKA. They had been very open to feedback from GLAAD on their coverage and did a nice job tonight covering the Obama story with less than one hour’s time to prep. The segments with actual political coverage were woefully inadequate. They went for sensational partisanship over the actual news. Reporter
Category: Other

Pgh Media Coverage on LGBT Issues – Words Matter

What’s your overall impression of the effectiveness of Pittsburgh’s media outlets in covering LGBT issues? Overall, I would say B-. In terms of the number of stories they cover, the depth of the stories and the attention to national issues, I would say B. The difference is the inconsistency in how they cover these stories.
Category: Other

Wagner, Weinstein Accept 35% Raises While Allegheny Co Residents Lose Food Stamp Eligibility

Inflammatory juxtaposition, no? Yes! And it should be because this is a horrible example of greed and complete disregard for the working class. Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner was sworn in and a week later received a 35% raise, a $23,000 raise! County Treasurer John Weinstein received the same percentage (and actual amount). THIRTY FIVE
Category: Politics

Sue Kerr: “Rick Santorum Never Discussed Gay Sex With Me”

Well, I’m a google search today, thanks to Mr. Santorum. Woo hoo! Michaelangelo Signorile included this blog in a recent column about Santorum’s hypocrisy on LGBT equality, including a ridiculous defense by former Communication Director Robert Traynham an openly gay man. Apparently, Traynham is fine with Rick’s stance on equality because Rick never criticized ‘gay
Category: Politics