WGGB Ch 40 website
Originally Published 7/13/12
Usually it's bloggers who are said to steal from main stream media, so imagine my surprise when I went to WGGB Ch 40 TV's website today to check out their Atkins Corner road reopening story (which has now been taken down) and spied a familiar photo. Mine.
No permissions sought, and no credit for its usage. Kind of uncool.
But what really bothers me is their lousy lead. Talk about a "phoned in" story. The new 2nd roundabout area is still a disorganized, unfinished mess -- as I demonstrated in my story this morning. Hardly what you would describe as "traffic can now flow through the area as normal." Especially for bicycles, motorcycles, or pedestrians.
If that's "normal" I would hate to see their version of abnormal.
My reliable source tells me the state, feeling pressured, told Baltazar on Monday that Atkins Corner was to open on Thursday no matter what. Then on Thursday afternoon the state faxed a press release to the usual bricks-and-mortar media and they fell all over themselves publishing the "good news."
The newest roundabout is really not finished, thus it requires attentive, on-the-ball drivers for safe passage. My concern now is for when a drunk driver tries to negotiate it for the first time later this weekend ...
Atkins Corner Electronic Sign 8/11/12 Hey, they updated