Well, as if KTTV had enough problems with very bad management by vegetable brained idiots running Mr. Murdoch’s station into the ground especially with a terrible morning slot, KTLA is about to become a nightly game changer that could see longtime veteran anchor Christine Devine’s slot on a chopping block.
KTTV has for a long time played a game of tit-for-tat with rival KTLA. KCal was never a serious threat and remains in a distant third in this respect. But, the brains at KTLA are going to air news at 11PM besides 10PM. At 11PM, FOX has stupid shows on and then some reruns and few watch those. So this left KTLA a grand opportunity to rival KTTV for two hours of news. When KTTV aka. FOX first bought KCOP 13, they inherited a spritzy news team with the always multi-talented and longtime veteran snazzy anchor Lauren Sanchez. They also had the cutesy Hawaiian Maria Quiban and finally Rick Garcia. These people made a great news team until FOX bought them out and then squashed and killed that 11PM news segment.
Of course in Los Angeles, ABC, CBS and NBC all run news at 11PM, but most people never watch those anymore as they have become mouth pieces for government and nothing more. KTLA on the other hand has a grand opportunity with the full return of Miss Vera Jimenez to smoke KTTV’s tail on the nightly news and I am afraid I see it happening. And KTTV management have nobody to blame but themselves if their newscasts at 10PM yield to their competitor. I mean, what KTLA’s smart management is doing is letting KTTV’s vegetable brained management self destruct, after all it’s only Mr. Rupert Murdoch’s station so who give a crap in the KTTV management?
So now, not only is KTTV’s morning zeeked because it falls on deaf ears, they are about to watch a loss at night as well. Maybe it might not happen this way and maybe time proves me wrong. In a sense I hope it does, but I suspect differently, after all when you have a vegetable brained group of schmucks who are trashing their own business, why should your rival help?