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Posted - 4/19/2013 9:46:53 PM | show profile | flag this post
You might not understand this, but the reason that someone does the job of a network news anchor is because of what they SAY and how they say it. Pelley has done a superlative, restrained job of reporting on Boston, a monumental task made that much more difficult by everyone demanding to be on top of the story 24/7.
Posted - 4/19/2013 11:36:25 PM | show profile | flag this post
First of all, let me apologize profusely for the typo on the word "characture"...How silly of me not to have realized that we are in the presence of such perfection. You've probably never mistyped a word in your life? You pompous ass!
This is worth repeating: Pelley is unwatchable!!! His on air demeanor is laughable. I've never witnessed another human being so full of himself. He looks so much like Liberace that he might as well be a character created for SNL. As a viewer, I can't get past his arrogant facade to listen to what he has to say. There was a huge contrast tonight between John Miller, an everyday genuine kind of guy who really knows his stuff and, that "mannequin" he had to sit next to all night, I am not alone in my sentiments since Pelley's ratings are abysmal. I give him until the end of his contract.
Posted - 4/22/2013 1:37:03 PM | show profile | email poster | flag this post
Scott Pelley is one of the best reporters in the business and CBS News does outstanding work. Unfortunately, your judgement of character is superficial. Try knocking the substance of his and CBS reporting instead.
Posted - 4/22/2013 3:12:02 PM | show profile | flag this post
Scott is a terrific guy to work with. Not pompous in the least. This is a perception business and you certainly have your perceptions.
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Posted - 4/22/2013 3:33:32 PM | show profile | email poster | flag this post
CBS good--Cable bad
Scott Pelley, who has let up a little on his 60--MINUTES
slo-mo talking delivery, did a great job.
It was confidence grounded in competence.
Saving his butt: John Miller was great-- as was Bob Orr...you got the sense that they were just providing verified info as they received it.
NBC I'd give a "C".
Wasn't able to watch much of ABC...the little I =did= see seemed lame. George Steph. came off as desperate.
Cable awful---especially Wolf Blitzer who just cannot stop screaming.
Posted - 4/22/2013 4:47:44 PM | show profile | flag this post
Many of the great anchors have used a measured delivery, the philosophy being that the audience can concentrate more easily on the words. Give them too much, and you're not communicating, you're drowning them. It served Scott well this go round, with scant facts available and the need to rehash the entire storyline over and over, I was happy that he gave himself time to think before he spoke. Live news isn't always done the same way as sports play by play. My junior high school teacher was fond of the saying "always engage brain before putting mouth into gear".
Posted - 4/23/2013 5:03:37 PM | show profile | flag this post
It amazes me as to the amount of criticism that the stars of this business get here on this forum which is probably made up of interns and writers who were passed up for jobs as producers.
Posted - 4/23/2013 10:09:49 PM | show profile | flag this post
more than anything, we're all just viewers.
aren't viewers entitled to an opinion of what they're watching?
Posted - 4/23/2013 10:25:34 PM | show profile | flag this post
I don't get the impression that these are comments coming from "regular viewers."
I get the impression that most everyone is here because they have no voice in the industry, or even in their own newsroom. They are victims of someone else's decision that robbed them of advancement. They are bitter. They are jealous of those who got the big break. They wish others who succeeded will fall. They enjoy when others do fail.
I haven't seen a worthwhile discussion of any meaningful TV news or journalism related issue without personal attacks in several years.
Posted - 4/23/2013 11:37:28 PM | show profile | flag this post
I hardly think anyone criticizing Scott Pelley or Ann Curry here really thinks THEY should have those anchor jobs instead.
but hey, I guess that's why they make different color cars.
Posted - 4/25/2013 3:08:36 PM | show profile | flag this post
BTW, the post that started this thread seems to no longer be visible.
Posted - 4/29/2013 4:00:17 PM | show profile | flag this post
Buddy, I'm still here! What's your problem? I just can't bear to watch Pelley...the word "plastic" doesn't even come close. He is the new Ted Baxter! There NOTHING warm about him -- he is so affected he's laughable
Posted - 4/30/2013 3:42:11 PM | show profile | flag this post
He won't last
CBS is still in the basement. He's just boring. He's fine on 60 minutes but boring on the anchor desk.
Posted - 4/30/2013 10:59:53 PM | show profile | flag this post
Couldn't agree with you more!!