KOLO does its best FOX News impression

Update: The RGJ is reporting that KOLO has apologized for the segment, saying there was no intent to offend but only a writer trying to be clever.

Reno broadcast channel KOLO is getting some national heat today when a promo inferring gay marriage to be a ‘sin’ was released on Youtube today. In the video, anchor Sarah Johns says, “Historically, Nevada has made a living off of sin: quickie divorces, prostitution, gambling. What’s one more sin added to the list if it will improve our economy?”

While I’m sure that the people at KOLO are most likely not raging homophobes, this kind of work makes them appear so, especially when it appears in the RGJ and ThinkProgress. Especially with a topic as attention-grabbing as gay marriage, it’s more important than ever to not appear biased in coverage. Readers don’t remember fair coverage, but they sure as hell remember incorrect or biased reporting.


Exploding balloons with shotguns for science

Although I’ve never seen the show, tonight I went to go see the host of Discovery Channel’s “Time Warp,” Jeff Lieberman, and a lecture about curiosity. While his lecture was kind of cool, by far the best part was the video of super-slow motion crap, like exploding balloons with a shotgun or even dropping water into a pan.

Embedded below is a video of some of the things he shown, plus the annoying narration that usually comes with all Discovery Channel crap. But it’s truly beautiful, and worth a few minutes of your time.

Also, just for shits and giggles, here’s the real Time Warp.