‘Beat That Dead Horse:’ KARK Gets Lambasted On Their Facebook Page

Some of you–and by some, I mean one–have suggested that I lay off of TMZ KARK (who, little ole me?).  I respectfully decline your suggestion, because this is just too much.

And frankly, I’m not alone in my feelings towards the organization’s recent social media practices.  I’ve been seeing tweets for days directed @the organization, expressing disgust & displeasure for their conduct. People are literally begging for mercy.  (We have retweeted some of them)

So what is Arkansas’ premiere tabloid news org up to now?

News broke earlier today that Bobby Petrino had exchanged a great amount of text messages with another young lady in Arkansas, other than Jessica Dorrell, the passenger on his motorcycle when he wrecked it.

Once the story broke, it was a horse race to see which Little Rock news outlet would pounce on it first.  Thankfully, I had all my money on KARK.  (To my knowledge, they haven’t asked for any ‘likes’ or retweets yet, but there is still time.)

I had already decided that I would not post about this story, but TMZARK is kind of forcing me to.  However, out of respect for the Petrino family & the young lady, I am not even going to link to the story here, and instead will only link to a Facebook post that TMZARK made earlier because I want you to see the comments, the overwhelming majority of which are begging TMZARK to stop the madness.

Some of the best ones so far:

  • I understand this was a public employee. There is a chance that a lawsuit from Petrino might come out of all this. But seriously, enough is enough. When something really big happens in the case, then post about it. You guys sound like the National Enquirer. Enough already!Honestly, who cares? Why don’t you report some real news? Maybe how the fires from 2005-2012 has affected residents, firefighters and police officers of Mtn. Pine.
  • Beat that dead horse!
  • Maybe if everyone says they don’t care they will get the picture
  • If everryone wouldnt make comments and just ignore it they would probably stop
  • Who gives a crap!!! Heard enough about this already!! Find something else to talk about!!!
  • Kark is turning into losers:/ Do yall just not get it or wat are yall really that ignorant you get all these negative post but you still keep talking bout the same dumb *@&!
  • it’s getting old
  • You guys really need to move on from this story or change your website to ArkansasIrrelevancies.com
  • And bye bye KARK.
  •  REALLY!! REALLY!! Out of respect for his wife an family, can the media just DROP IT!! PLEASE!!! It’s over!
  • kark how come you didnt post about brett cummins as much as you are doing about petrino??????????????????????????????????
  • Are we going to find out how many times he called Dominoes for pizza delivery too??? Give it a rest already KARK. You are seriously making me reconsider you as a serious news agency.
  • beat that dead horse even after its buried.!!!!
  • I would like to see this much attention given to skyrocketing fuel prices with no disruption in supply! There is no shortage, there haven’t been any international incidents to cause the hike, but prices still soar! Why can’t yall beat that horse for a while?
  • This post sounds more like the Enquirer than something from a professional local news station. KARK I am disappointed.
  • Y’all done turned into gossip news channel !!!!
  • Why did Bobby Petrino text Brett Cummins so often?

I would like to re-issue my call for KARK & the other LR networks to just end the madness.  Petrino is gone.  The state, by and large, is hurting.  This just more sensationalism.  It is case and point why the majority of people resent the media.  Let. It. Go.

I have tried to warn them for a few weeks now that a backlash was coming.  People do not like this stuff.

And I don’t want you people to think I am just obsessed with TMZARK, but I do want you to know I’m not alone in my distaste for their ‘strategy.’  Honestly, I just want them to stop.

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  1. Pingback: Patriot Week in Review: KARK Beats a Dead Horse, Audio of Surgeon General’s Arrest, & Reviewing the White County Judge Debate «

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