Topic: WFAA's Justin Farmer
Is there a bigger jackhole in Metroplex morning news than WFAA's Justin Farmer?
I can't stand this guy. I mean, dig the pic to the left. Doofus or what?
Instead of reporting the news, instead of reading the copy, he often shares his own personal commentary. And his view is usually sarcastic, mean and insensitive.
Now I'm all about sarcasm, meanness, and insensitivity (it is EvilBastard.net, y'know), but I don't care for it in my news (except on the Daily Show - they do it right). When I watch the mainstream news outlets, I just want news. I don't want spin and I certainly don't want the reporter's opinion on the news.
Just read the flipping copy.
For instance this morning, a story had just run on a Bedford mother who is suing Virgin Mobile over a picture of her daughter that the company apparently lifted from Flickr. It's clear that Virgin used the girl's likeness without consent, a violation of Texas law. Plaintiffs are alleging mental anguish and seeking compensation in that regard as well.
As the story concluded, Farmer made a snarky comment about how they're going after some money, following that up with a sarcastic jibe about how horrible it must be to have your picture clipped.
You know, this is a local girl who was wronged. I'd be pretty chapped if my kid's image got lifted for a company's ad campaign. Besides, how smart is it to mock one of your viewers? I can just imagine the girl and her mother watching the news and then hearing Farmer's asinine commentary. I bet they turned the channel.
Justin Farmer is a jackhole.
WFAA, I'm sick of this guy.