The other day, we came across a dated, 2004 investigative report by KFOR’s Ali Meyer about a man who was convicted of murder and placed on death row in the 1970s despite some very shaky eyewitness testimony and the fact that we was represented by a defense attorney who probably couldn’t make it as a Braum’s employee.
How dated is this clip?
Well, Kevin Ogle looked like this:
Linda Cavanaugh wore this:
And Ali Meyer? Well, just watch the entire report after the jump. Although it’s about a sad, serious topic, there’s a very cheesy and unintentionally hilarious part where Ali Meyer plays the role of the stereotypical, over-the-top, 48 Hours crime reporter. It comes on around the two-minute mark:
If you share a secret on a news channel, is it really a secret?
I ask because Linda Cavanaugh and Mike Morgan recently shared their secrets to a successful marriage on KFOR. They are experts in the field because they haven’t divorced yet and Channel 4 needed a self-promotional sweeps story to pander to conservative married baby boomers from Edmond.
Here’s the video:
Over the weekend, KFOR’s Emily Sutton and Scott Hines went to Twitter and Facebook and promised a “special announcement” for this Monday’s morning show.
— Emily Sutton (@emilyrsutton) November 16, 2013
— Scott Hines (@newscowboy) November 15, 2013
— Scott Hines (@newscowboy) November 16, 2013
Obviously, these updates got the attention of Emily’s creepy followers. Instead of writing a blog posting about the news, they commented directly on Emily Sutton’s Facebook page. Most assumed that Emily and Scott were getting engaged.
Here are a few of them:
Auto burglary and theft is one of the most common crimes in America. At least I think it is. Everyone has had their car broken into once or twice, right?
It’s happened to me at least a half-dozen times. The first two experiences occurred while I was in high school. One time, thieves I probably knew stole my JVC pullout tape player. Not only did they unnecessarily break out an expensive-to-replace vent window when the car was unlocked, but they made sure to eject and leave behind the Stone Temple Pilots cassette tape that was in the unit. At least they had good taste in music.
The third, fourth and fifth time all occurred when I lived in Lincoln Greens near 122nd and Penn. The one that burned the most was when they jacked the new Pioneer 5 Disc CD changer from the trunk of my Mitsubishi Galant. The device cost like $350, and that didn’t include the installation and / or interest I paid on my credit card. The assholes also took my booklet of 100 CDs. They (fortunately) didn’t leave behind any STP.
Just a few years ago, my car was broken into while parked in my garage. It was a Sunday night and I accidentally left my garage door open until about 10:00 p.m. That means while I was in my living room watching Sunday night football and eating spaghetti, some creepy and bold-as-fuck prick was in my garage going through the glove compartment of my car. King Big Balls took an old iPod Shuffle and change from my cup holder. I didn’t even notice until I was driving to work the following morning and saw the contents of my glove compartment on the floor.
Finally, just a few months ago, a Level 4 Ogle Groupie’s car was burglarized while parked in my drive way. The person grabbed some boxes of books from the trunk, and then proceeded to rummage through them by the side of my house. By the way, did I tell you I recently acquired a gun?
Anyway, I shared all that with you for a couple of reasons:
1. I felt like needlessly showing my age and enjoyed the transition from tape player to CD changer to MP3 shuffle stick.
2. I wanted to hit home the point that auto burglaries are common and frequent crimes that target lower-income folks and don’t really deserve special media attention… unless, of course, you work for KFOR and the burglaries take place at an affluent country club in Nichols Hills. Then we need to be worried and alert and aware and watch KFOR for the details:
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