Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cashiered KTVA Channel 11 Producer Carolyn Kuckertz Lands Gig As Press Secretary For The Alaska Senate Majority Coalition

On December 26th, 2010, Alaska Ear columnist Sheila Toomey mentioned in passing that Carolyn Kuckertz, one of two producers with KTVA Channel 11 who was fired on November 2nd over the Joe Miller "Phonegate" caper, has landed on her feet, snagging a gig as press secretary for the Alaska Senate Majority Coalition. The other cashiered producer was Clint Bennett, who's now the morning show producer at KTUU Channel 2. KTVA reporter Matt Simon also left the station shortly thereafter; Dispatch believes he resigned in protest of the firings.

Kuckertz, who brings 15 years of media experience to the position, will begin her new job in Juneau on January 3rd. She and her new deputy, James Sullivan of Juneau, were selected from a field of over twenty applicants with outstanding credentials. Senate President Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) said “I am greatly looking forward to having Carolyn and James staffing the Majority Press Office this coming year. Their energy and experience will be a genuine asset to our diverse membership in getting the public and the press the information they need about the issues we will be dealing with in the Capitol.”

Carolyn Kuckertz and Clint Bennett were both fired from KTVA Channel 11 back on November 2nd, 2010 in the wake of an October 28th incident in which they were heard discussing the Joe Miller campaign over the phone. Since they did not disconnect their phone connection properly after talking with Joe Miller campaign publicist Randy DeSoto, their subsequent conversation was audible to DeSoto. And they were talking rather frankly about scenarios, to the point to where it appeared they were hoping to link Joe Miller with a child molester. It turned out they were just playing "what if", but the resultant furor got them fired.

Kuckertz also has a Twitter site, but her last entry was on October 27th, and she does not discuss her firing. Also of interest is the fact that her mother, Sue Kuckertz, lives in Valdez. Sue was the subject of a KTVA report about cancer back in July 2008; at the time, she was battling skin cancer, but was getting the upper hand.

2 comments:

  1. I've known Eric Thomson for years and have never seen him angry about anything.. Always mild mannered, he finds much humor in our decaying social circus. We both find humor in many things. For instance, I am currently reviewing the 1914 book, Elementary Plane Geometry by Baker -- a course designed for those who intend to terminate their education at grade 8. As I turn each tired page, I laugh aloud since the material seems to be written for our "college" students.
    It's been down, down, down since the forced integration of the Negro species which started steam rolling in the late 1950s. Algebra, which was supposed to be a generalized arithmetic utilizing its own brand of symbols, is apparently not taught anymore without being "relevant" to calorie counting and super market discounts. Arithmetic becomes a variety of key pressing and many graduate engineers still believe that Pi is 22/7. No one wanted niggers to fail so standards had to be lowered -- penguins cannot fly -- which resulted in average White "C" students getting "A"s. This, with the encouragement of airhead moms all believing that their Jennys and Jerrys were beautiful, talented geniuses, led to a remarkable phenomenon -- arrogant ignorance. The age of the know nothing ego maniac had arrived.

    The greater disaster in education is placing people in courses for which they are inadequately prepared or for which they have no ability to fathom. No one objects to the fact that dwarfs do not end up on basketball teams, or the blind becoming airline pilots. They do object to banning the poorly talented from courses which they THINK they can handle and/or are interested in. Mommy doesn't want to say "no" to her twerp and daddy cannot tolerate an insult to his genes. At bottom, education has been reduced to a belief that memory alone will carry the day and that the more one pays for seat time, the "better" the education is.

    When this country was a country and not a picnic grounds for parasites and criminals, the education system operated mainly on merit, as did the military where officers had IQs above 118. Merit and nigwogs are not compatible. To make a stone age people of a different species appear to be White people with melanin problems, you have to trash merit. When merit goes it carries much with it and the current clamor for "merit" is yet that -- clamor -- political hot air pollution. It's far more important to make every piece of useless humanity happy than it is to make things work properly. Hitler tried to put a people into overdrive and the hordes descended with all of their pent-up rage and sewer hate.

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  2. I often point out the fundamental, and unalterable, difference between the feminine and masculine point of view. When a sheep herder finds the den of the wolf pack which has been feasting upon his sheep, he hesitates not when it comes to killing the pups. A woman is horrified at this prospect and if given the power, she'll put a stop to it. Women are notoriously short-sighted in all aspects. In far too many of our "families", the role of the male is little other than the bread provider. Mom runs the show and the kids run mom. If a man objects forcibly, he is accused of "abuse". If he objects in a polite manner, mom simply wanders off and spreads her knees elsewhere. After all, nooky always goes to the highest bidder.

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