Fly on the Wall 1524 

Neverending Elvis

You know, it's been a while since we've had a good, headline-grabbing Elvis sighting (at least since that silver-ponytailed groundskeeper at Graceland set the Elvisnet ablaze way back in 2016.)

Last week, the foxy groundskeeper's Elvishood met with a serious challenge when U.K. tabloids ran with stories titled, "King of Rock NOT DEAD?," and "Elvis Presley, spotted ALIVE singing in a church."

The new reports allege that Elvis is pretending to be 61-year-old Pastor Robert Joyce of Benton, Arkansas.

"Most of these folks know I am not Elvis, but to them [the people who hear me sing] it doesn't matter," Joyce said.

click to enlarge flyby_fotw_1.jpg

Sinclair Watch

According to a new report by the political news website Politico, the Sinclair Broadcast Group has been denying, "any interest in challenging Fox News while awaiting approval of a merger with Tribune Co.," but is "gearing up to do just that."

If the Tribune merger goes through, Sinclair will own 200 local TV stations including Memphis' WREG, giving the company considerably more reach than the top cable news stations.

Sorry, no punchline.

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha

U.S. Rep. and Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn thinks President Donald Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. That is all.

click to enlarge flyby_fotw_2.jpg

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment



More by Chris Davis

Readers also liked…

© 1996-2020

Contemporary Media
65 Union, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation