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‘Wrong Alice, guys’: MSNBC has trouble paying tribute to Ann B. Davis [pic, video]
twitchy.com ^ | 6/2/14

Posted on 06/03/2014 2:15:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Ann B. Davis, aka Alice from “The Brady Bunch,” passed away this past weekend. This morning, MSNBC took a moment to remember her — by showing a picture of someone else:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: factchecking; journalism; obituary; tv
This is what happens when you have twenty year old "journalism" graduates pretending to know what they are talking about.

No sense of even the most basic ENTERTAINMENT and pop culture history of the last 50 years...think how badly they screw up GEOPOLITICAL and WORLD history....

1 posted on 06/03/2014 2:15:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think you have to prove that you’re retarded, your mother was a drug addict or you have some serious brain defect to get into journalism, education, political science, social work or ______(fill-in-the-blank) studies programs these days.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 2:19:20 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is what happens when you have twenty year old "journalism" graduates pretending to know what they are talking about.

They probably googled "Alice Brady Bunch" and picked what they thought was the best photo.

Oops.

3 posted on 06/03/2014 2:20:50 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

A useful tool, search engines like Google and Bing have become MASTERS. This is a dangerous development because it creates the illusion of knowledge—and keeps people from developing real THINKING skills.

In every case this is a dangerous thing, but in journalism where information is spread over a wide area to sometimes many people, it can be particularly harmful.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 2:35:57 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

A relatively simple news item, the passing of a good woman, they can’t even get this right?


5 posted on 06/03/2014 2:47:07 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ll bet that surprised their seven viewers.


6 posted on 06/03/2014 3:07:02 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SoFloFreeper

I doubt that many journalists have ever watched Brady Bunch. None of the kids were gay, the parents were clearly male and female, and the family was worth watching because they were normal.


7 posted on 06/03/2014 3:17:37 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: laweeks

Did the jerks even acknowledge the mistake?

God, how I miss those old shows. I was young, but I remember, Dobie Gillis, Father KNows Best and My Three Sons. Fury, The Donna Reed Show, Westward Ho, Whirlybirds.

I can’t believe they are still in my memory bank.

Remember Dobie Gillis? Like a TV ARchie Comics.

I think it was Monday or Tuesday, you’d have Andy Griffith, then Donna Reed, then Ozzie and Harriet. Beaver in there somewhere too.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 3:21:02 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

You know even Archie comics has become perverted, right? A few years back they introduced a homosexual to the teens. Sick.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 3:23:06 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: nikos1121

My problem with the Brady Bunch was knowing that the “dad” would rather be kissing any one of the boys instead of his pretty wife. Couldn’t get past that.


10 posted on 06/03/2014 3:23:13 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SoFloFreeper

Competence has never been MSNBC’s strong suit. You could easily do a 5 hour gag reel on their blunders.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 3:23:19 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Many news outlets will keep a cache of obituaries "in the can" so to speak, so they can have some material ready to go should some celebrity die in the middle of the night or over a weekend.

I never understood this need to get something out quick, as opposed to taking a few hours and doing an obituary right.

Whenever there is a notable death, I quickly go to their Wikipedia article but I'm never able to beat them. Their death is already noted there. It's a little creepy. It's as if every celebrity has a dedicated Wikipedia editor with a finger poised over the "post" button.

12 posted on 06/03/2014 3:24:29 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think they’re just too LAZY to do research on whatever subject they’re assigned to cover.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 3:56:19 AM PDT by FES0844
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The White House cleared the research and ok’d the references. Whites all look alike.

They were tucked in the Bergdahl file.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 4:25:54 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: nikos1121

“God, how I miss those old shows. I was young, but I remember, Dobie Gillis, Father KNows Best and My Three Sons. Fury, The Donna Reed Show, Westward Ho, Whirlybirds.

I can’t believe they are still in my memory bank.

Remember Dobie Gillis? Like a TV ARchie Comics.

Anne B. Davis also played Fritzie on the Bob Cummings Show aka “Love That Bob”


15 posted on 06/03/2014 5:03:47 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: SamAdams76

I worked for years at a major news organization. I worked my way up, starting as a typist, to a fact checker, to writing and updating obituaries like you mentioned, before I became a general assignment reporter.

I actually loved doing research and updating those obits.

However, everything was always checked by one other person to makes sure nothing like this happened.


16 posted on 06/03/2014 5:06:53 AM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Drew68

“They probably googled “Alice Brady Bunch” and picked what they thought was the best photo.”

I did that just now, every pic was of the right lady, apparently they go out of their way to be stupid morons.


17 posted on 06/03/2014 5:10:29 AM PDT by V_TWIN (white pri)
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To: jimmyo57

I think she was called Schultzy.... :-)


18 posted on 06/03/2014 5:12:27 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yeah, seems I heard about that. His name was Moose, right?


19 posted on 06/03/2014 5:13:24 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: SoFloFreeper; All

While Davis wasn’t cast as Alice in the ‘95 Brady Bunch movie, she did a cameo as a trucker. (Mantel, the actress who did the Alice role in that film, is apparently a Nader lefty from Vermont*, acc to Wikipedia)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-jENoNjcIo

*—”She has worked in documentary and reality television as a writer/producer on such shows as the Emmy Award winning The Osbournes and Michael Moore’s The Awful Truth.”


20 posted on 06/03/2014 5:15:00 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: nikos1121

Yes and her character name in the 95 Brady Bunch feature film was “Schultzy” (a trucker Jan hitches a ride with) in tribute to her Bob Cummings Show role


21 posted on 06/03/2014 5:15:59 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: SoFloFreeper

MSNBC, not noted for its intellectual rigor.


22 posted on 06/03/2014 5:20:45 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: nikos1121

Thanks, I stand corrected! :)


23 posted on 06/03/2014 6:50:33 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: laweeks

There were a number of Hollywood tv show homosexuals in the closet in those days. The second Darrin on “Bewitched,” Dick Sargent, was a homosexual. Jim Nabors...shazam!!!....Richard Chamberlain...and Bob Crane was a huge pervert. That’s Hollyweird for you.


24 posted on 06/03/2014 7:33:49 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I suppose they also said that she died in Czechoslovakia.

25 posted on 06/03/2014 7:35:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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