Surprise! We're Dumping The News

FTVLive has been telling you about the Meredith stations that are using news talent to do their very stupid "Surprise Squad."

The news talent goes to local grocery stores and pays for people's groceries. It is a dumb campaign and made even worse by using news talent to delve out the prizes. 

We told you about the Meredith stations in Nashville and Las Vegas, but you can also add WFSB Hartford to the list of Meredith stations wasting time and money

During the first half last night's 5 p.m. news,  "THE SURPRISE SQUAD" took top billing over the breaking news of deaths in an afternoon boating accident in Greenwich, CT.   And there was a severe thunderstorm warning for a portion of their western CT viewing area.  

Surprise, you had to wait for that news.

Poor Mr. Murrow just flipped over again.