Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Newsbreakers Get Press

In a shocking imitation of our own extended coverage here at Viewfinder BLUES, The New York Times profiles The Newsbreakers (free registration required). In doing so, the Old Gray Lady sheds new light on this silliest of media watchdog groups, probing into just what leads a man to don a ninja outift and fling processed cheese slices at a hard-working news crew. The transparency continues at the Newsbreakers' site, where founder Buck "Lucky" Owens sheds his own mask to reveal the frustrated deskie within. Say you want about these twisted interlopers - I can't get enough of them. Read the article, watch the video, then ask yourself what's ultimately more insipid - some costumed moron jumping around in the background of a live shot, or the puffed-up indignance of the talking hair-do at center-stage. I still can't decide...

3 comments:

Billy Jones said...

You gotta love these guys... Why? I donno, you just gotta love 'em anyway.

newshutr said...

Now the Uk picked up the story. Presumably from the NY Times. They don't deserve this attention.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1520137,00.html

Buck "Lucky" Owens said...

Of course we don't DESERVE it. That's our point. We went out there and we manufactured it. We created it. We positioned it and we sold it.

And if you think that's somehow the exception rather than the rule in the news business, you might consider working in a more honest field, like politics.

Best,

Buck