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Neverending Elvis

Fly on the Wall has been spending too much time focusing on actual media news lately and not nearly enough time doing important work like keeping up with the never-ending exploits of dead Elvis and his legion of impersonators.

Last week, Fox News reported an incident that allegedly "left a laundromat owner all shook up," which is the Elvis-y way to say he got really, really scared. According to Fox, a British man, who shares his name with Memphis' "King of Rock and Roll," was taken into custody after, "threatening the owner of a laundry care service with a knife."

In a different key, science writer Judy Siegel-Itzkovich described the stellar system Eta Carinae as "the Elvis Presley of Supernovae," because it faked its own death, by huge eruption.

Media Junk

What the heck happened to Sinclair Broadcasting?

That's the conservative giant of TV news once poised to snatch up WREG in an acquisition of Tribune Media, and beam the weird ramblings of Trump cheerleader Boris Epshteyn into more homes than the FCC was comfortable with.

Now that Sinclair's out and Nextar is acquiring WREG in its purchase of Tribune Media, Sinclair's once-troubled stock seems to have returned to pre-kerfuffle levels.

Evidently, telling viewers that the U.S. had to gas migrants at the border to stave off invasion fills investors with confidence. But here's the good news: #NotInMemphis.


Speaking of Channel 3 News, file this WREG report under "nobody needs a meal that bad."

Dateline, Memphis: "A 29-year-old woman was charged after police say she stabbed another woman in the head over a place in a McDonald's drive-thru line." The family said it was self-defense.

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