It’s been a while since we’ve written about NewsOK’s Dave Morris. Back in our early days, the guy was always good for a cheap punchline or two. He had all the qualifications. He played keyboard in a cheesy rock band, took pics like the one above, and pees sitting down. He also had a hot wife. Basically, he offered an unlimited supply of TLO-worthy material. He was like Christina Fallin, only without the pink hair and an even longer face.
As the years have passed, we gradually quit writing about “Know Your Mo.” I chalk this up to him being out of sight and out of mind. You see, a few years ago I finally installed Flash Block on my web browser. This means I no longer see Dave in those annoying NewsOK’s auto-play videos that accompany every article and alert your co-workers that you’re goofing off on the Internet. Those videos are only cool when Jennifer Wardlow tells you about a bank robbery on the southside from a really odd camera angle. Or when this happens.
Another reason we quit writing about Dave is that he’s actually a nice guy. I’ve met him a few times and he hasn’t tried to beat me up once! On the other hand, his hot wife was terrifying. The one time I met her I thought she was going to grow wolverine claws and tear out my soul. She told me I was a terrible person, the scum of the earth and dirtier than AIDS. At least I think that’s what she said. I was too distracted by at her perky breasts.
Anyway, apparently Dave and Hotzilla divorced over the summer. I learned about this a couple of weeks ago when a high level Ogle Mole informed me that Dave is now dating this local media hottie:
In case you missed it while trying to figure out what to do with the pallet of ice melt in your garage, the state’s second largest newspaper, the Tulsa World, was recently purchased by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire-Hathaway. That means two of Oklahoma’s largest and arguably most influential media outlets are owned by out-of-state interests:
Warren Buffett’s BH Media Group is buying the Tulsa World for an undisclosed price.
World Publishing Co. Chairman Robert E. Lorton announced the sale in a meeting with newspaper employees Monday morning.
“This has not been an easy decision, as you can imagine, after more than 100 years for the Lortons, but for our employees – you all – for the Tulsa World and for the Tulsa community, we believe – and have decided – this is the best path to the future,” Lorton said.
Robert E. Lorton III, the company’s CEO and the newspaper’s publisher, will leave the newspaper and will be succeeded as publisher by John R. Bair, previously the company’s president and chief operating officer….
Larry King, BH Media Group vice president for news and content, told a gathering of Tulsa World editors that news decisions will continue to be made locally.
“When it comes to news, you’re not going to hear from me,” King said. “I just want to assure you that there’s no one from Omaha looking down your throats and trying to tell you how to cover Tulsa.”
I know Warren Buffet is a financial and business genius, but is this a good decision? Newspapers are the dinosaurs of the media. They’re either going extinct or evolving into birds. That’s why I think Warren should buy The Lost Ogle. Wouldn’t that be a better investment? If I was a rich old guy I’d rather own the hunter than the hunted. Then again, maybe that’s Warren’s problem. He’s old and still reads newspapers. He probably has the Tulsa World IT department working on an app for his Palm Pilot. Seriously Warren, buy The Lost Ogle. If you do, we’ll finally be able to afford a mobile app. My asking price is only a couple of shares of Berkshire Hathaway stock. Make it happen.
While we wait for Warren’s phone call (I doubt he uses email), let’s ask the big question. Will the Oklahoman and Tulsa World still share content? Here’s the answer:
King said the Tulsa World’s content-sharing agreement with The Oklahoman will likely continue and that content-sharing options with other BH Media Group newspapers likely will develop.
Whew, that’s a relief. I was worried the agreement was going to end and I’d no longer be able to read the oddly erotic prose of Barbara Hoberock. Just kidding. It’s not odd.
Perhaps a better questions should have been “Why do they even have a content sharing agreement?” Over the past month or so, it appears the Oklahoman will “share” content with just about any media outlet. It’s like they’re turning into a giant news aggregator. Here are some recent examples:
One of the early front-runners for our annual ranking of the “20 Hottest Women in the Oklahoma City News Media” is Alex Wehrley. I know she’s an anchor for KSBI Channel 52, so saying she works in the media is kind of a stretch, but who cares when we have photos like this:
Wait a second. That photo is terrible. It’s so bad it makes me want to watch the Christina Fallin interview again or vacation with Al Eschbach.
The pic is of Alex with KOCO assignment reporter Michael Seiden, or as Jessica Schambach calls him, “Hey, quit looking at my chest.” For what it’s worth, Paul Folger gave him the very same nickname. We’ve heard rumors through the Ogle Mole Network that Alex and Michael are dating. The couple apparently gets along great. I guess Michael likes hot blondes from Wisconsin, while Alex enjoys dumb guys from Georgia.
Check out these Instagram photos Michael posted yesterday while covering the blizzard in northwest Oklahoma. Pay close attention to the captions:
Not to be outdone by Kevin Ogle’s chat with President Barack Obama or Amanda Taylor’s sit down with the Bush twins, KOKH Fox 25 landed their own exclusive interview this week. It was with Christina Fallin.
If that seems a little strange, it is. Why are they interviewing her? Are things so bad at OKC’s fourth (or fifth) favorite news channel that they’re now delving into our territory? I think they just wanted us to write about them. What’s next? A profile on Emily Sutton? The creation of Foam Core Jim Traber? Seriously, you all report the real news and leave the non-legitimate stuff — like anything having to do with Christina Fallin — to us. That’s the way it should work.
Channel 25 posted two clips of the Christina Fallin interview on their website. One was the edited piece that aired last night during the 9;00pm newscast. It was kind of fluffy. The clip you need to watch is the raw, uncut interview. It’s so unedited that it literally begins with Christina awkwardly spelling her name and ends with her playing the keyboard solo from Like a Vulture.
Check it out:
A little over a month ago, we ran a caption contest for a pic of Al Eschbach hanging out by himself at Hooters. It was pretty funny.
Since then, I’ve received two additional photos of Big Al spending time in the oasis of wings, breasts and uncomfortable chairs. What a cool life I live, huh?
Here’s one of the pics:
Okay, that pic kind of sucks. There’s really nothing special to it. Al and some dude are probably talking about what it feels like to wear a stupid hat. But the email that accompanied the pic, well, it is Ogle Gold.
Check it out. And when you do, have a trashcan nearby:
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