Fly on the Wall 1538 

Bye, Boris

The controversial, law-bending $3.9 billion merger of Tribune Media and Sinclair TV collapsed last week when Tribune Media's board voted to terminate the deal.

That means WREG-Channel 3 will remain a Tribune property and Memphis will be spared commentary from Sinclair's senior political analyst and former Trump advisor Boris Epshteyn.

Dammit, Gannett

You know what? I'm not going to complain. It could have been worse.

It could have been like that time in 2017 when the Gannett-owned Commercial Appeal honored the best places to work in Memphis with awards featuring a picture of Nashville.

So, maybe we should all be thankful that the picture illustrating this ad for the CA's annual Most Memphis poll was, at least, taken in Memphis. You can even see a little skyline in the upper left.

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But, if you take out your magnifying glass and squint, you'll notice that it's just a shot of the Bass Pro Pyramid's southern parking lot. Under the interstate.

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The ad's from July. But, like they say, if you haven't read it, it's still a parking lot under the interstate. And that's so Memphis. To somebody.

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