Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stay Classy, WXIX Fox 19 in Cincinnati and Steve Phillips

Now here's a real case of douchebagging if ever there was one.

According to the boards at, WXIX, Cincinnati's Fox affiliate opted not to stay with the Atalanta-Dallas and New Orleans-Miami finishes.  Instead, they did a post game show that consisted of no highlights and a presser with Marvin Lewis along with banter between the news anchor, the typical bubblehead bleach blonde and their sports anchor. And believe it or not, they even pre-empted an episode of American Idol for a Cincinnati Bearcats basketball game a couple years ago.

Sound familiar?  Back in the 1970s and 1980s, KYW-TV, then an Philadelphia NBC affiliate, often pre-empted network shows for their own shows.  When CBS took over in 1995, it was time to toe the corporate line as it were.  The worst known case was ten days before Christmas in 1985, the station decided not to air a 4 PM NBC NFL telecast against the Eagles-Chargers game that week.  Instead, viewers were treated to a movie, the 6 PM edition of Eyewitness News and A Current Affair with Maury Povich.

Something tells me that Raycom media, WXIX's owners, will be getting a phone call in the morning from Pirate Rupert himself.

And in other Douchbaggery News, Steve Phillips was sacked from ESPN after his affair with an intern.  The link:


  1. And in other Douchbaggery News, Steve Phillips

    You're being way too kind...

  2. Once a douchebag, always a douchebag...