Mark Hyman, who created those “Point” commentaries for Baltimore-based Sinclair NewsCentral stations (including for Sinclair owned ABC affiliates WICS-TV in Springfield and WICD-TV in Champaign), has decided to stop annoying what little viewers they have left for their newscasts and decided to annoy his family instead….
Those commentaries often featured views that were tilted to the right, which hurt Sinclair’s image somewhat. When viewers watch local news — they want murders, fires, and fluff pieces. When they want commentaries, they go to the cable news networks. (Here in Chicago, Walter Jacobson, the far opposite of Hyman, was ousted earlier this year from Fox-owned WFLD-TV, effectively ending the “Perspective” commentaries he has given on Chicago newscasts for over three decades.) Hyman’s commentaries, like Jacobson’s, just don’t fit in this day and age of local news.
(P.S. — Walter is part of Channel 5’s election coverage tonight.) — T.H. 11:59pm