On her bio page, KOMU-TV's Brittany Pieper says, "I love my job as a journalist because I get to meet so many interesting people and then introduce you to them every night on the news." Yeah...that and attempt to fan the flames of discontent.
How else to describe her recent story on the Columbia CVB's new ad campaign that is entitled "Tax Money Used for New Columbia Slogan." She describes how much the re-branding effort cost, how much the spots cost...even asks a few people what they thought of the new tagline.
One response (from a person that isn't identified as anyone that might have an informed point of view) was pretty hilarious, though: "That is expensive. I think that probably a lot of us on photo shop could have come up with that slogan." Really? A lot of us "on photo shop?"
At what point does Brittany come clean and inform her viewers/readers that it's not general fund money being used...but Room Tax revenue? You know the answer to that.
Bad form, Brit. Bad form.