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New anchor: big tits, blond hair, no experience

In Entertainment, Media on December 12, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , ,

newsI said it before and I will say it again, people who run TV Nova’s news department are dilettantes.

They were looking for a new female news anchor for the evening news broadcast to replace one who started her maternity leave. They could have hired an experienced journalist from Czech Television, or they could have rewarded a field reporter of their own and give her the second chair. No.

And they picked THIS.

She is 23. She has no news reporting experience and she is, among other things, soap opera actress. According to her contract she can retain her soap opera job.

TV Nova’s news broadcast might be popular in terms of viewer numbers and ratings, but it does not mean it is good and that it strives for professional journalism. A manager who hires a soap opera star to anchor what they call unbiased journalism must have a very twisted previous experience.

Or they should be honest with their viewers and say: we know she ain’t a journalist. But her blond hair and tits will make the bad news look better. Credibility, you say? What is that? There.

TV Nova has a history of hiring hot chicks with no decent journalism background. Its other news anchor is a former beauty pageant finalist. Former meaning a few years ago, again, with no field reporter experience, just some extremely short internship.

I wonder what CNN viwers would do if the station fired Anderson Cooper and replaced him with a busty blond researcher or tape girl.

3 Responses to “New anchor: big tits, blond hair, no experience”

  1. In fairness, American news broadcasters aren’t much better. Maybe you don’t see soap opera stars going directly into “hard news,” or doing both at once, but there are plenty of female news “personalities” who have beauty pageant successes in their background. Just look at the justly maligned Sarah Palin, who was runner-up in the Miss Alaska pageant and went on to a brief career as a TV sportscaster. Granted, she did study communications or journalism in college in between, but a lot of the TV anchors and on-air “talent” are chosen in large part for their looks and appearance than for their ability to tell the news. This is the main reason I refuse to watch all TV news except for fake news like the Daily Show.

    • Right. Agreed. But I think it is safe to say that it is rather an exception in the U.S. whereas here in the Czech Republic it is a regularity. From my experience with some major news broadcasts in the U.S. it looks like that in order to become an anchorperson (Ralitsa Vassileva (sp?)., Anderson Coooper, Dan Rather, etc.) you previous assignments must include locations where you can get shot at and killed by gunfight…

  2. American TV news is overrun with cleavage and shapely long legs.Not as blatant as Europe.

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