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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Well, that's weird...

Bob One reports a lighter side from Seattle

KING 5's Queen Anne tower webcam has been down for over a month. Bob One collects the images with a webcam image grabber and have had to toss the black frames each day after seeing if it's been fixed.

Suddenly today, they appear to have switched the feed for the web site to what I assume is the graphics department practicing for the election coverage next week. It must be nice to know the news in advance.

First, a very close race -- amazing how they know this already.

Taxes added to the cost of gasoline.

The Big One.

I'm sure these images are only exercises in graphics, but why did KING decide to publish them on the web?  I hope our vote still counts.


  1. At the newspaper I work for, we get test returns from AP ahead of the election as well. They do tend to show what AP thinks is the most likely or desirable outcome (i.e., the liberal candidate usually wins), but they're not meant to be deceptive. They're just making sure everything works right so the actual results can be announced quickly when they come through. And they're clearly labeled "test."

  2. Its amusing KING 5 released these graphics on their tower cam URL. I think they meant it in fun, and a little gentle ribbing is okay.


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