The staff at NBC Bay Area must like CBS 5 anchor Ken Bastida’s “Good Question” segment a lot. How much? They re-wrote his script for a segment on Lake Merritt and posted it on the NBC11 website under the byline of Sajid Farooq.

However, NBC Bay Area gave the competition full credit, even calling Bastida a “veteran reporter.”

Here’s the second paragraph of NBC’s story:

    CBS 5 reporter Ken Bastida wondered just that and set out to dig up the dirt. Dr. Richard Bailey of the Lake Merritt Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the lake, had some interesting answers for the veteran reporter.

Why is NBC Bay Area doing this? Good question!

Bay Area Media News,


  1. Why is it considered odd to give credit to another media organization for it's work? Most reporters have had other media bag our stories without giving proper credit, and it stinks. What NBC 11 did, in this instance, was both reasonable and ethical. So what's the big deal?

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