What do Kevin Durant, sex attorney David Slane and The Lost Ogle all have in common?
Apparently, we’re all “movers and shakers” and a great source for local news tips.
At least we are according to KFOR Channel 4. We’ve acquired through the Ogle Mole Network an odd email sent by KFOR Social Media Director Ashton Edwards to the station’s staff. She’s apparently compiling a Twitter list of notable people, places and things and is looking for a few suggestions. She even provided some examples of what she’s looking for.
Check it out:
From: Edwards, Ashton
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2013 4:03 PM
To: KFOR News
Subject: Okla twitter ppl to follow
We are compiling a list of the main Okla. movers and shakers on twitter to follow.
You know… OKC PD, Kevin Durant, Jenny Monroe, news ok, David Slane, Devon, Chesapeake, SandRidge, Wayne Coyne (if you dare) the fire dept., TLO, the chamber, the schools, other news stations and reporters…
Basically a twitter list of where you get the best news tips and keep up with what’s happening in ok.
Please email me the twitter handles you think should be on the list, I’ll compile it and send it out.
Thanks for your suggestions in advance!
And thanks to Bree for the request to make us think of this list.
Remember folks, you get your breaking news from KFOR first. Or at least until they get it from Wayne Coyne and reporters at other tv stations. It’s just a formality, really.
Seriously, this is just funny. We all know news stations steal and rip content from each other, but you never ever see or hear them admit to it. That would be like someone from Applebee’s sending out a corporate email asking employees for other shitty restaurants or cooks to follow for recipe ideas.
Also, does this mean we’ve finally made it? I’m not saying that because we’re mentioned on a who’s who list of local celebs. I’m saying it because Ashton referred to us as TLO. Has anyone noticed this has become a thing? I’m not sure if I like it. Not only is it way too similar to the name of my old employer, but it sounds way too hip and cool:
“Hey Broseph, where’d you find that pic of Emily Sutton in the bikini?”
“TLO, man! It’s dope!
Anyway, some other thoughts:
• Is anyone else surprised that the Oklahoma Humane Society, Animal Control, the Oklahoma City Zoo and PetSmart was not one of Ashton’s examples? I’m pretty sure that 43% of KFOR stories have something to do with either cute, missing or abused animals.
• My three favorite inclusions on the list, outside of “TLO, Broseph!”, was Jenny Monroe, David Slane and Wayne Coyne (if you dare.) Jenny is the former news director for Channel 9, David Slane is the attorney that every news station interviews for their daily sex offender stories, and Wayne Coyne (if you dare), well, we all know who he is. I’m not sure if I want KFOR getting news from Wayne. My grandparents are simple people. They don’t need to see Kevin Ogle lead off a newscast with “Breaking news out of Oklahoma City tonight. Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has just created the world’s largest artificial vagina ball. And boy, is it ruffling some feathers. Let’s go live to Courtney Francisco in the Plaza District.”
• We’d also like to thank Bree for the suggestion. Just like KFOR, we’re always searching for new stuff to cover.
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