Friday, June 22, 2012

Beeeeeeert Case wins the poll.

This was a surprise.  Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeert Case was voted the worst tv news anchor in Jackson.  Roslyn Anderson was runner-up and Marsha Thompson was third.  The irony is they all work for the top tv station so someone is watching them. 

Howard Ballou 30 (4%)
Linda Allen 60 (8%)
Scott Simmons 31 (4%)
Maggie Wade 27 (3%)
Stephanie Maxwell 18 (2%)
Byron Brown 24 (3%)
Marsha Thompson 66 (9%)
Darren Dedo 50 (7%)
Beeeert Case 185 (26%)
Melissa Faith Payne 11 (1%)
Brandon Artiles 18 (2%)
Roslyn Anderson 149 (21%)
Joy Redmond 13 (1%)
Stephanie Bell Flynt 27 (3%)

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

I didn't vote for Bert, but I would have if I would have seen the other day's live report of the woman who got stuck while attempting to retrieve her cell phone from the sewer. WLBT is still the best, but they're starting an annoying trend of responding to calls about the most trivial matters.

Shadowfax said...

The results speak to the mentality of those responding. Too many people apparently confuse T&A with competency. Bert can be awfully annoying with his delivery; however, when it comes to credibility, he has no equal. You'll never in your life hear of or see Bert involved in chicanery, unfair reporting, bias or arrogance.

Interesting to see how many people did NOT vote for all the simple-minded news-readers listed in the survey. You could train a goat to do what most of them do. Or a kangaroo.

Anonymous said...

Excellent comment about the T&A. I didn't vote in this poll, don't really like voting on who you don't like. Personally, I don't really care for a popularity contest-type poll.

Bert Case is a very good reporter. There were several good ones listed in the poll.

Anonymous said...

Bert is probably the best around, but Shadow's comments make me wonder if he isn't Mr. Case himself. Bert never engaging in arrogance? How about the trip to Gov. Fordice's driveway?

Kingfish said...

The ones I thought were pretty bad didn't get many votes but then I figured it was because no one watches them so they didn't know who they were. This happened last year in the weatherman polls. The ones who led in the worst poll also led in the best poll.

Anonymous said...

I like Marsha Thompson and I think she is a hottie.

Anonymous said...

Beeeeeerrrrrrrt got the prize for worst, but only because Katina Rankin wasn't listed. She has the most annoying delivery of anybody in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Kangfish nailed it. The reporters people rely on the most got the votes.

If something serious is going on EVERYBODY turns to beeeeeeeert for answers.

And Ros dominates the weekend ratings.

Anonymous said...

Previous comment is correct. Katina Rankin is the worst. My mom can't stand her. Don't know who is the worst between all the head cocking sideways and flirting - Katina or Marsha Thompson. When Marsha Thompson returned, I said I would never watch again, and I have kept that promise pretty much. Katina keeps Paul Williams so bumfuzzled you can't even understand what he is talking about. And even though I like Maggie Wade personally, I can't stand to hear her say "hume" instead of "home." What is wrong with these people? There's a reason WAPT has won Best Newscast again.

Shadowfax said...

Not to mention all the giggling the trio-girls engage in on WLBT every afternoon. Don't know who giggles loudest....Barbie, Magpie or Miz Bell-Flynt. Totally unprofessional.

Katrina is in a category all by herself. I reckon she thinks CNN will pick her up, but that's a lost cause. The eye-batting, drama and goofy delivery put her in the bottom 5%. And, it was NOT Bert's arrogance that made headlines in the Fordice encounter. As much as I loved Kirk, it was HIS arrogance. Bert was only doing his job.

Shadowfax said...

I'd be remiss if I didn't pay our host, Kingfish, his due. More than several times on this board, he's commented on breasts as if that's a gauge of broadcast competency. It's not.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Bert's finest moment was when Mr Fordice threatened to whoop his ass. I still laugh when I watch it on Youtube.

Back in the 80s, (when his hair was redder and the combover not as close to his ear) My dad and I ran into him at the old DQ on High St after prayer meeting at FBC. He and my dad talked for about 10 min over some DQ soft serve. Was actually a nice guy even though he comes across as a dipshit sometimes on the news.

Anonymous said...

The method by which stations are ranked makes the rankings worthless. They need to move to a system where there is a true count of how many folks are watching a station. Nothing may change in the rankings if that happens, but the change needs to be made to make rankings accurate and reliable.

Anonymous said...

only Bert Case has a Facebook fanclub page: https://www.facebook.com/bertcasefanclub

So he must be doing something right

Shadowfax said...

1:33 nails it when he reminds us that if something serious is going on, we tune to Bert. And 9:35, without meaning to, drives home the point. His method of evaluating Bert is to call him a dipshit, I suppose because he ate ice cream after church and had a combover. Still, the fact remains that Bert is competent and relentless. We'll miss him when he retires. Just like we missed Woody.

And we have a new guy in the market doing the morning weather on WAPT, Ethan. Would hate to hear this crowd's evaluation of
Ethan, since he comes across as nerdy; but, he's as competent as they come. Who you gonna turn to, goofy Paul cracking jokes or Ethan who is serious about the weather and gives us the information we need in a crisis? Or Barbie who keeps selling her books and reminding us her parents farm at Marks?

Anonymous said...

I agree that Bert's the worse. His only claim to fame is how long he has been at WLBT. Woody was appreciated and loved, he was an absolute. Fordice would have been justified in resorting to what he threatened to do to Bert.

I agree with you, Shadowfax, in your comments about the giggling and silly comments from the afternoon fiasco with Barbie (anything for attention and calling herself a Barbie doll) and Stephanie Flynt (raucous laughter and crass comments). About the WLBT weather, Paul's lame jokes are only exceeded by his greed for the food cooked on the show. Eric Law is competent and has compassion in mentioning protecting animals. And yes, about Barbie's inappropriate advertising her books on the show (I never bought one), what about her hinting for gifts and baby blankets when she was pregnant, and her open requests for people to bring her vegetables? It is disgusting. Once she told Maggie and Howard, while on the air, that she had to "go potty", and I still laugh at the way they looked at each other, haha.
Bell-Flynt is so irksome I can hardly stand to hear or see her anymore, she is worse than a fingernail on the blackboard.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love Eric Law. He gives the weather report competently and completely. I'm not interested in what the weather is twenty miles down the road. Can it be much different from Jxn? Why doesn't Barbie have someone reporting from County Line Rd. or better yet, the fairgrounds. And Tony. He either mumbles or has a bad mic. I can't understand a word he says.

Anonymous said...

I love Eric Law, too. I value his intelligence, and his getting to the point instead of rambling endless about things in which we have no interest! I agree that Tony mumbles, he is a nice guy, but I cannot understand what he is saying either. When there is hurricane weather moving in we need to know specifics and be able to follow what is being said. Back to Eric Law, he can provide that. All Barbie talks about is selling weather radios. She must get a commission, lol.

Shadowfax said...

There is no way any of you can fault Bert for showing up and demanding answers of Fordice. That's tenacious journalism. The others would have parked a van outside the Gov's office and run up the forty foot antenna and sat in lawn chairs waiting for Andy to come down and give a statement. Bert said, 'Screw that, where's the S.O.B. live?'

When I found out years ago that Bert shares a house with Mary Weeden I told myself I would forever cut the guy maximum slack. What a trooper!

Anonymous said...

My big problem with Barbie is that every time there is bad weather and she cuts into the programming every 5 minutes to tell us about "possible rotation" way up in north Mississippi, she then launches into a pissy little lecture, chastising all of us for getting bent out of shape for her interrupting programming. In the time it takes her to get onto us, she could have delivered the news and then been done with it. When we have bad weather I do go to another station.

Anonymous said...

I never realized so many people were jealous of Barbie. She has no peers in our area. Only Woody was better.

Shadowfax said...

I agree 8:24. As to peers I know of no other giggle-happy, self-important weatherperson in the market today. Some might think she's a legend, but none are as convinced as she.

Anonymous said...

Heather Sophia and her curly hair was soooo HOT.I miss her.

Anonymous said...

So true, Shadowfax, and well said.
To my knowledge nobody is "jealous of Barbie", she must have written that herself, haha. And comparing her to Woody is beyond ludicrous. If Barbie quit working at WLBT she would be forgotten in a month.

It is not my intention to sound unkind, but I like that I'm not suffering alone when Barbie interrupts programs to go on and on about the weather when she could cover it faster and when she could utilize commercials. Her preaching about our daring to complain when she interrupts programs seems abrasive and arrogant. To some she is the most tiresome person on TV, other than her giggling partner, Stephanie.

I have seen Barbie on a tractor, and have seen her prancing and playing cheerleader (why?), and I confess to laughing when I see that. As a weather person she is not impressive, and she is determined to never suggest protection of pets in bad weather, and instead says to bring in tender vegetation, which is inexplicable. Other remarks exchanged by Barbie and Stephanie regarding animals have been uncivilized.

Barbie's peers? None appear to be so self centered and without compassion.

Just my thoughts from what I have observed.

Anonymous said...

Bert Case is just a pain in the ass to listen too.

Anonymous said...

Bert would be okay doing the news, but the pretentious affectation is a little silly. Beeerrrt Case. Do any other news people sign off in such a grandiose manner? Delusions of grandeur?

Shadowfax said...

Obviously Kingfish has learned a lesson from this exercise. And that lesson is that the original poll question should have been: "Which newscaster is the least hot and has the most irritating mannerisms?" Both immensely important when it comes to getting the news.

Anonymous said...

I've known Bert since he was a skinny kid with a lot of hair...whether you like him or not, he's one of the last real news reporters around. Off hand, I can't think of another reporter who asks the tough questions.

Anonymous said...

Bert knows what he is doing. He knows news. He knows Jackson and Mississippi. I grew up hearing him so I like his delivery and I think he has had an excellent career using it as his trademark/branding.

Anonymous said...

I know we have not received the go-ahead for stating the persons we like, but I would like to mention someone my family once enjoyed, who has returned to WJTV to present early morning news,
Melanie Christopher. It is nice to watch her on the early news, while we are drinking coffee. Her smiling face and elegant presentation are an uplifting way to start the day. She is sincere, unpretentious, and reminds us that there were, and are, some who are professionals, and not vexations to the spirit.

Anonymous said...

I noticed that a weather meteorologist is on the hottest reporter list; i.e. Barbie Basset, so if weather people are on the hottest reporter list where are David Hartman and
Eric Law? They are both great.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an ass of a paper for even posting this survey. Guess the more we can take a whack at others, the less we take a look at our sorry selves. Just the fact that you all commented on this moronic article is proof enough for me you have no idea what anyone of these people have been through or done for the state. Most of you who commented couldn't even get an interview for those positions, much less deliver the news! LOL

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