Game Over, Breakballs!
We at the Sister City are not going to gloat at the news that KCBS / KCAL Political Director Linda Breakstone got the heave-ho recently from management. Gloating would be inappropriate. Dancing, screaming, and perhaps arranging an impromptu fireworks display to celebrate the news – now, that’s more like it.
Not only did Breakstone live for the sensational set-up story -- refusing to ever let facts get in the way of a good angle -- but she used her position at the 3rd highest rated television station in the nation’s 2nd largest market to exact petty revenge. She was biased. She was vindictive. At times, she seemed a little crazy.
So it’s off to the hot tub in Malibu. But at least Linda will have lots of time to play with her dogs, Budweiser and Superboy. And lots of time to spend her husband’s $2.27 million payout that he received a few years ago. And should she want to get back in the business, there’s always KTLA.
But because we have a heart, we will give Breakstone the Sister City editing award – no one, and we mean no one in the biz could slice and dice her package as quickly as Breakstone. That’s how we’ll remember her – leaning into her news van in a parking lot, inappropriately short clothing somewhat askew, cigarette dangling from her lips, yelling at her cameraman to finish setting up the live shot, and madly fast-forwarding through her tape to find the best way to screw today’s victim.
First spotted at LA Observed