Friday, September 09, 2011

Cummins Gone From KARK

Well it looks as though KARK can stop telling viewers Brett Cummins is off mourning the loss of his friend....he is now unemployed. Though the station is likely not making this public but the fact his bio has been pulled from the KARK website is proof enough!

Additional: Arkansas Business.com reports Cummins resigned from the station Friday. The article says the station confirms Cummins isn't employed there anymore but refused to comment if he resigned...or something else!

72 Comments:

At 5:57 PM, September 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to a statement released by his attorney,he has resigned from his position at KARK-TV in Little Rock.

 
At 6:00 PM, September 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the story from katv's website

http://www.katv.com/story/15430134/ark-weatherman-quits-after-found-with-body-in-tub

 
At 12:24 AM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt becomes the morning met, Greg Dee goes weeknights, Darby stays on weekends, and Tracy comes back in the fold as a fill in when needed. Brett lays low under his rock fir a long time. That's how I see it !!!

 
At 12:35 AM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK pooh-poohed the story. KATV went for the jugular!!! 4 has lost my respect for it's so called investigative prowess and they have promoted that for a while now. If you don't do it, don't say you are when you're not!!!!!!!!

 
At 12:55 AM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They couldn't investigate a goat roping. What a bunch of bull. They need to investigate why some of their on-air people keep saying Nyune instead of Noon and Nyews instead of News. Listen to the intro of NBC Nightly News and get the way the network people sound. They make more money in a month than these locals will make in a lifetime.

 
At 2:04 AM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brett resigned "For The Greater Good"

 
At 6:25 AM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just wondering what happened to the goat and two midgets that were also at the party????

 
At 2:12 PM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Steve Martone said...

Hang in there, Brett! Things will get bett-

Wait, never mind. You're screwed. You're TV poison. Your on-air career is over.

 
At 6:46 PM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Brett get fired from 4 before? Isn't that when Francis took over as chief met?

 
At 7:21 PM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame everyone is making jokes when somebody died in this whole thing. It is also a shame that Brett was very talented and now it's all gone to hell in a handbasket. Truly tragic for all involved.

 
At 7:53 PM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How bout you heartless judgmental pricks all go to hell.

 
At 8:24 PM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a prime example of what happens when you decide to be a public figure. You are put under a microscope. It's part of the job.

All I was trying to say was he was trouble to begin with. He had been fired once. If he was a met that wasn't on TV then this probably wouldn't be a big deal, but that's not the case. He was on TV. Kids do watch the news. Therefor the anchors and mets do have to uphold some sort of standard. He obviously didn't make the cut.

 
At 8:39 PM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has lost his job, a close friend and has embarrassed himself. What more do you want? Let's move on. I'm sure he is hurting more than you can imagine. You pricks just want to pour salt in his wounds. Why don't you examine your own life and why you post such hateful comments before you judge the lives if others. I just hope Brett isn't reading these mindless comments.

 
At 8:59 PM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who in that position would want to get online and google himself right now? No one. You know exactly what people are saying and speculating.

If he doesnt use this as a wake up call than hes worse off than I thought.

it would be like kark's chris whitehead who killed a man when he was driving drunk. I heard it made him get deeper into his drinking that already had a hold on him. Shame.

 
At 9:10 PM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's is a shame is that you feel compelled to drag someone else into this conversation who is serving prison time for his error. It must be awesome for you to be able to judge others. I'm sure you have never done anything that you wouldn't want the world to know.

 
At 10:54 PM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we want to change the subject, I'll just mention that KATV's newscast is in HD tonight (Late news, Saturday 9/10)

 
At 11:29 PM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arkansas' news leader? Lol

 
At 12:10 AM, September 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How bout you heartless judgmental pricks all go to hell."

If we did, you would probably be there to open the door.

Quick question: If they don't recruit, how do they multiply?

 
At 10:03 AM, September 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone that does drugs deserves this. There is a pile of bodies in Mexico because can't keep the white out their nose. I hope this happens to more drug users.

 
At 1:39 PM, September 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the previous two posts indicate the lack of brain power in this room.

 
At 3:59 PM, September 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think stamping out illegal drugs is not the thing to do then you have no brain at all. Nobody cares what you think so just join the club of total loser and put drug users on a pedestal and worship their practice.

 
At 4:10 PM, September 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't support drug use nor do I support them all dying like you do. That's insane. By the way, I haven't seen where drugs played a roll for sure. Do you work for the medical examiner?

 
At 5:01 PM, September 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is curious that with all the cocaine that Charlie Sheen is said to have done, he didn't OD from it and this Dexter dude did. Could it be that maybe he died from other causes? After all, he WAS wearing a dog's choker chain collar.

 
At 7:02 PM, September 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here' s an idea. Why don't we wait to hear from medical examiner? You know... The experts the people that present facts?

 
At 9:04 PM, September 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no telling how many heterosexual couples had sex in a hot tub that same night right here in River City and none died from it.

Am I missing something here?

 
At 10:16 PM, September 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most heterosexual couples don't use dog chains and coke while having sex in a whirlpool.

 
At 1:02 AM, September 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like tho that the M.E. already knows what killed the guy and is keeping it a secret for some reason.

 
At 7:21 AM, September 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to quote Walter in the "Big Lebowski" when it runs on basic cable. "This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps"

 
At 8:14 AM, September 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Most heterosexual couples don't use dog chains and coke while having sex in a whirlpool."
Not sure what idiot posted this, but how the hell do you know what most heterosexual do while having sex. Have you had sex with every heterosexual couple...

 
At 9:50 AM, September 12, 2011, Anonymous Foo-wah Manchu-wah said...

I'm still laughing at nyews or nyune.

I also hate the Paris Hilton "thank you-wah" thing. The extra syllable is idiotic. I hear it constantly in the office & it grates on my nerves. If you can't speak correctly, then screw-wah you-wah.

 
At 11:17 AM, September 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who talks like that? I've never heard it!

 
At 6:43 PM, September 12, 2011, Anonymous Braniac said...

A couple of wannabee, thinks it's cute to talk like that, talking heads on KARK especially. Really is amateurish.

 
At 6:47 PM, September 12, 2011, Anonymous HastingsChi said...

Back to important stuff, I'm curious if someone could share the details of the 2008 lawsuit in which Cummins sued KARK/Nextstar Broadcasting which resulted in him returning to KARK.

I'm really interested in learning more about it.

Thank You!

 
At 7:12 AM, September 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not an expert but my guess is they were doing oxycontin instead of cocaine as some have suggested.
Coke does not put you to sleep it wakes you up.

 
At 8:31 AM, September 13, 2011, Anonymous Frank said...

drugs r bad...cummins is bad...hot tubs r bad...losers r bad...judgmental people r bad...homeowner in question admitted in police report they were sniffing "illegal white substance" that he was unsure of...cummins knew what and who he was getting into so why feel sorry for him? he's even been lying to his family about circumstances related to the death. ME will cum out and say that Dexy was strangled by SOMEONE most likely CUMmins since he was found IN THE TUB where there was a ring of blood around the tub...i have read the police report...HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR for nothing.

 
At 9:22 AM, September 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article.aspx?aID=128360.54928.140498&cID=e

 
At 10:27 AM, September 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homo drug party gone bad. whodathunkit! What is it with the homo weathermen? Steve Martone comes to mind. They get what they deserve. Maybe Brett pulled the collar too tight.

 
At 11:22 AM, September 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they admitted to illegal drug use and someone died as a result, then aren't they both guilty of negligent homicide?

 
At 4:32 PM, September 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the judgmental comments here lead me to believe that several people on this site might never have had sex at all, let alone in a hot tub. You know..the type of guy who spends his evenings alone watching porn and being jealous that other people actually have real sex lives.

 
At 7:21 PM, September 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen to that! Most of these comments seem to be from the same few people.

 
At 7:33 PM, September 13, 2011, Anonymous Trey said...

All these judgmental comments sound exactly like folks from the Assembly of I'm Better Then You.

 
At 7:36 PM, September 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My bet is that those of you who say we are judgmental, are in fact gay. The fact is that drug use led to his death and they chose to use drugs in their lifestyle. They are responsible for his death in my opinion and I hope they are prosecuted.

 
At 8:34 PM, September 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be an injustice to the victim's family if Cummings is not prosecuted for illegal possession and negligent homicide.

 
At 9:25 PM, September 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the poster at 4:32. I'm not gay, and I don't do drugs. My point was that we should not throw stones...especially until we know what killed the young man. And even then, there was another person in the house, too, besides Brett. The same few people on here seem to think that drugs and wild sex are limited to gay people. So what are you blaming? Drugs, wild sex, or being gay?

 
At 10:34 PM, September 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, what is the latest on the autopsy as to the cause of death?

 
At 11:20 PM, September 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@10:34 p.m. - According to an article I read and was written today, the Arkansas Crime Lab told CNN the autopsy report should be finished in about a week.

 
At 6:43 AM, September 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I blame those that chose to break the law by taking illegal drugs during a gay sex party. What is hard to figure out about that? You must be a liberal.

 
At 11:07 AM, September 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the conservatives that are having gay sex. They just hide it until they are caught. Liberals just have the courage to admit it.

 
At 11:17 AM, September 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Taking illegal drugs during a gay sex party." Ooooo! I'm actually a moderate, 6:43. And I don't believe that illegal drugs and sex parties are limited to gay people. Guess your invitation got lost in the mail.

 
At 12:08 PM, September 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least at the non-gay parties everyone can tell the girls from the boys. And are capable of reproducing.

By the way, if gays don't recruit, how do they multiply?

 
At 1:25 PM, September 14, 2011, Anonymous Shawn said...

Speaking as a gay man, and as a fellow broadcaster, these comments are so typical. You never know who bats for the other team from time to time. About 60-70% of all the men I have been with are either married, or married with children. Several of whom are very well known locally, state, and nation wide. Of all the men I have ever been with it's only the supposed "straight men" who are into all the kinky and freaky sex, not the gay men.

Karma always has a way of coming back on people and you never see it coming until it has already happened. So keep drinking your Hateraide, and casting your stones, and doing your little superior dance.

 
At 3:43 PM, September 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't admit you are in the wrong. You always are trying to re-frame the argument. So here it is re-framed, It is the ILLEGAL DRUG USE that just so happens to be at a gay sex party, relative or not, that is the reason to blame these two people. I am sorry you have to feel so bad about being gay but that is your problem because we don't care about your insecurities. Yep talking to you.

 
At 6:56 PM, September 14, 2011, Anonymous J D said...

Shawn @ 1:25pm, you are right. I am 57 years old, and when I think back to all of the men with whom I have had sexual contact and those made some overture or outright propositions, I am convinced that the vast majority of men are just as bisexual as myself. I am very secretive and conservative and pass for completely straight, but I keep silent and do not make these hateful comments, even anonymously. My attitude is ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies. I feel sure that the people making these "ewww" and "yuck" comments here engage in same sex behavior when it suits them. I would not want to be locked up in prison cell with a so-called straight man who has never had sex with another man. Once he tried it---Katey bar the door.

 
At 7:23 PM, September 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, why don't you go there and live out your fantasies?

Also, if you think most men are bisexual, you are living in a dream world that you wish was true.

If you are the person that said that men were born gay, you are an idiot. It's learned and recruited.

 
At 9:34 PM, September 14, 2011, Anonymous Mrs. C. said...

I can not believe the vial comments spewed on this blog. I may not agree with this young mans lifestyle, but I would never say, or think, anything as hateful and as malicious as the things that have been said on this blog. You boys should be ashamed of yourselves.

 
At 6:36 AM, September 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are these vile comments you complain so much about. I only see facts. Enjoy your Hater-aid too. Live your life as you wish but when someone dies as a result of your choice(drug use) then it becomes everyone's business. Again, hard facts.

 
At 7:12 PM, September 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many unhappy gays out there that want to turn their lives around and don't know how.

 
At 10:32 PM, September 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No we are not. Where did you get that information? The RNC/Fox News?

 
At 12:06 AM, September 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah, blame it on the Republicans and the number one news channel. Hey, they ain't number one in news for nothing.

Or, maybe you could find other things to blame your lifestyle on. Just "Don't blame it on Texas."

 
At 1:53 AM, September 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:06, Well said!

People are stating FACTS here...not making vile and untrue comments. Cummins should have been let go from his job, regardless of whether he is gay or not, or his partner died of drug overdose. The fact that he was doing illegal drugs in the first place is the reason people are upset! Now, if the ME report says that it was indeed drug overdose, which it will likely be, then that even further solidifies everything that we're saying on here. Yeah, I really have pity for the guy, I really, truly do. But he had to have known this would come back to bite him in the behind sooner or later.

 
At 8:25 AM, September 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Speaking as a gay man, and as a fellow broadcaster, these comments are so typical. You never know who bats for the other team from time to time. About 60-70% of all the men I have been with are either married, or married with children. Several of whom are very well known locally, state, and nation wide. Of all the men I have ever been with it's only the supposed "straight men" who are into all the kinky and freaky sex, not the gay men."

Aren't you sort of putting yourself up on a pedestal? I don't think you are impressing anyone on this blog except maybe your gay friends. Most, here, could care less about who all you have "been" with. Have you not heard of AIDS? And who would want to sit in a hot tub amongst someone else's poop in the first place. Ewwwwwwwwwwww.

 
At 4:57 PM, September 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With our heat who needs a hot tub around here any way?

 
At 5:41 PM, September 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly. We got rid of ours 20 years ago.

 
At 11:54 AM, September 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to know that. Did you get rid of your dog collar, too?

 
At 3:08 PM, September 19, 2011, Anonymous L.M. said...

We don't care any more. Time to move on.

 
At 9:25 AM, September 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For what reason was HE fired before?

 
At 9:06 PM, September 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Brett related to Bud?

 
At 10:44 AM, September 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bud is NOT a homo.

 
At 7:59 PM, September 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question was, "Is Brett related to Bud?" It was not if someone is a homo.

 
At 12:09 PM, September 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah I know what the question was. I just wanted to make sure everyone knew that Bud is NOT a homo.

 
At 10:43 PM, September 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bud is Brett's brother I think.

 
At 4:13 PM, October 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nonopphanonymus in L.A.
I guess Bret is now working for
KQueerTV, where the temperature is always 69!

 

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