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    CR Gazette = worthless

    They list the ISU game today as not being on in Eastern Iowa today. Funny, my direct tv guide and Cyclones.com both tell me that it is on, KFXA. Talk about lazy reporting.



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    Re: CR Gazette = worthless

    That is more than just lazy reporting. That is censorship.


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    Re: CR Gazette = worthless

    The TV guide in the paper says it's on at 12:30 and even my Mediacom guide says it's on at 12:30, both KFXA Ch 8. I read that also, not on in Eastern Iowa. How can they miss this? What's going on here?


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    Re: CR Gazette = worthless

    Not only that, but at least one radio station around CR (who probably get their information from the Gazette) also don't do their research. KHAK this morning on my way home listed Iowa's start time and channel, but said ISU no TV. Of course its Bobby Hansen, so what can you expect.

    The Gazette also would do this with football, they would not keep track on if we were on tv, thus listing no tv when it was televised (this happened for the Colorado game I believe).

    This is typical of the media around here, they don't care about ISU and are only hawk homers. I understand they would favor the hawks b/c of their location, but to not even do any journalistic research (all they have to do is visit the ISU athletic dept. website, the article there lists all of the tv around the state of Iowa) to get their information. It is obvious they are lazy.

    But its not just sports, they have other issues also.



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    Re: CR Gazette = worthless

    I worked there as a Sports Writer some years ago. The paper is a shell of what it used to be. No pretense of accuracy or objectivity anymore.



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    Re: CR Gazette = worthless

    They don't even need to research it. Pretty much every media outlet in the state gets ISU's game notes, every game. Open an e-mail, open a PDF, and there it is. Tough stuff.



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    Re: CR Gazette = worthless

    I thought that the game was on mediacom at 12:30, according to the Gazette.



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    Re: CR Gazette = worthless

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsmydog View Post
    I thought that the game was on mediacom at 12:30, according to the Gazette.
    nope. in the previews of other D1 games it lists no TV and also not listed under the TV Slate on the last page. they did acknowledge that it is on the radio though.


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    Re: CR Gazette = worthless

    I sent the gazette a e-mail this morning mentioning what they left out of today's paper here is the response:

    From: Dale Jones [mailto:Dale.Jones@gazettecommunications.com]
    Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 7:53 PM
    To: apcs@mchsi.com
    Subject: the gazette apologizes


    Weíre extremely sorry about that omission today, Randall. Iowa State wonít provide television information any longer because itís so hit and miss over here, KFXA usually gives us a list of their weekend listings but didnít this week, and our syndicated television listings provider didnít have it on its weekly listings either. Bottom line is we blew it and apologize.
    Dale Jones
    Night sports editor


    Was nice that he apologized but I felt it only proper to help him out for further games my response:

    I appreciate the apology, but Iowa State does put out press releases for the games usually the day before. Like this one from yesterday Cyclones Face Oklahoma State This Weekend - Iowa State University Athletics Official Web Site - www.CYCLONES.com - Iowa State Cyclones Sports

    This tells which channels will be broadcasting the game in the state.

    Also here is another link that provides TV information on the cyclones for future games:
    Basketball (M) - Schedule - Iowa State University Athletics Official Web Site - www.CYCLONES.com - Iowa State Cyclones Sports

    Mediacom Connections has picked up the games over here in eastern Iowa where KCRG had them last year. There have been 2 games this year not on TV in eastern Iowa this year so that is hardly hit and miss. If in the future you are missing this information you are welcome to send me an e-mail and I can get the channel information for you.

    Thanks,
    Randall


    We will see what he says



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    I was just thinking maybe I should forward his response to JP. I imagine he would be interested in making sure that the second largest news paper in the state has information available to them for their paper.

    Or it could be he was just lying to me, which is probably more likely

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    Now I really have to apologize. Our beat writer yesterday told me that Iowa State no longer told us what stations were running the games, simply listing it as Cyclone Television Network. We’ll check those releases more closely. Thanks for pointing that out.



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    Re: CR Gazette = worthless

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I was just thinking maybe I should forward his response to JP. I imagine he would be interested in making sure that the second largest news paper in the state has information available to them for their paper.

    Or it could be he was just lying to me, which is probably more likely

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    Now I really have to apologize. Our beat writer yesterday told me that Iowa State no longer told us what stations were running the games, simply listing it as Cyclone Television Network. Weíll check those releases more closely. Thanks for pointing that out.
    I would send it to JP. I think the Gazette is a joke during the football season. I went to two games in IC this year and my brother always stops to get the Gazette and there would barely be a write up on ISU. Heck the Sioux City paper does a better job. Even the Ft. Dodge Messenger does.

    I would love to see JP set those homers straight.


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    I forwarded the messages to JP we will see what he says.



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    Re: CR Gazette = worthless

    Quote Originally Posted by explorer View Post
    I understand they would favor the hawks b/c of their location...
    Hey Central Iowans...tell us if the Des Moines media favors the Clones because of their location.

    I know it's like that in Eastern Iowa...certainly don't remember it being that way in Central Iowa when I was in Ames. Pretty much reason number 1 I want Iowa to lose at everything.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bellzisu View Post
    I would send it to JP. I think the Gazette is a joke during the football season. I went to two games in IC this year and my brother always stops to get the Gazette and there would barely be a write up on ISU. Heck the Sioux City paper does a better job. Even the Ft. Dodge Messenger does.

    I would love to see JP set those homers straight.
    The Omaha paper does good write ups on ISU during football. I cant remember , but ive read them online before.


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    Re: CR Gazette = worthless

    The Gazette has gone from being a pretty good paper to about average fish wrap in the last 5 years. They do a horrible job on world news. Their MUST be a story about Hawkeye something in EVERY issue, preferably above the fold, front page. I am wondering if the decline wasn't about the same time they merged with KCRG ch 9. We get the same stories and same Hawk bias from both sources. Claire Kellet and Beth Maliki are really "neat" anchor people however. You youngsters would probably call them "hot."



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